Bangkok Floating Market- Amphawa
It's my first time in Bangkok and I'm here for a The North Face 100km (TNF) trail running event, held for the first time in Thailand. The event located at Samut Songkram, Amphawa, 2 hours journey from Bangkok Airport.
We have pre-booked online hotel reservation under Go Adventure Asia - the website literally connected with TNF event. It's not more than 2 kilometre from the race site.
In Malida Resort Hotel, there are two ways of transportations, by land and by river. We opt for river transportation as it's a little bit unusual for us. We requested the hotel staff to provide us with relevant info of the floating market, Mr Sam took us in a long tail boat journey of a lifetime to 'Amphawa Floating Market'.
Our resort surrounding...partly covered with a small canal
Mr Sam arranging the transportation - long tail boat...with a big engine and a very long pipe
There you go...! In 5 minutes the boat came
The boat had a little flower decoration - ritual thingy (just like in Bali)
Just to find a nice parking spot...a little bumpy there
Mr Sam still talking with the boat owner using handphone..technology at it's best
The boat cost from our resort to Amphawa floating market was 1,200 baht, its around RM120-00.
Not bad for half a day rental.
The sight seeing began. The journey took us about 30 minutes to the market.
Just sit back, relax and enjoy the house on the planks...
The life on the river banks, it's new experience for us..well for me especially.
One thing that being a setback in a boat is the front view...you only can see cloud.
Taking a bath in a murky water...that how things goes here...
This guy is using pantene pro-V shampoo
The life on the power line
bad neighbor? get your house build here..
Side way view is the best way
It's a towing boat
no place to park your car?...get your house build here..
fishing is free here...
There was not even a cloud
Ahah...I see you going somewhere with those load
We're entering a much bigger and busy river...
A little bit rocky here...but we'll manage
We're here...first, lets make a river tour upstream till the end
Solid foundation is the key of continous civilization
Under bridge transaction
I can't zoom what there are selling, I hope it's something nice
I need to bring my zoom lens...what a regret...
It's not a wide kind of canal but sufficient
Is this picture belong here?...I guess so..
It's a grocery shop..I'm going there in a moment
Hey..I got a new waving friend...hi there...
The river somehow is not producing any foul smell...it'll make your dining experience a nice heaven.
It's a non-smell murky water
Thai girls student with a similar hair style
An ongoing drama sequel shooting
The famous bridge
I wonder how strong the bridge is...
It's a deep fried
What do you know...a bus alike ferrying to the other side
A first class riding experience
Smoking is not good my friend...,
It's the school bus again...they're gaining on us...
We have just landed on a small jetty nearby. Cant seem to find that photo.
The first thing I saw was this one..a firefly statue.
We are now on foot towards the floating market.
whole bunch of fruits
giant grill squid...the smell is too tempting
new country, new experience..asorted local delicacies
poultry boiled eggs
Fine hand craft
Simple way to make a living
Still on our way to that floating market
Local delicacies with a grim face
It's cheap...real cheap
a girl student helping her family
Back from school
We are here...by foot...the floating market
on top of the bridge..
it's a stairs fine dining.
the seller will provide a very small table like a stool
Do you have roti canai?
how fragile the wooden boats are...
the bridge from afar
Coconut ice cream
a little souvenir
high quality of artwork
It's me with a bad hair day ...I blamed the boat riding to be the caused
along the floating market - side market
eating heaven...what we have here ....
Is that 'teh tarik?'..
It's a long river..you can spend hours here...
It's a 'ju on' father ...with ju on watching..can you see?
leaving amphawa floating market at dawn
some of the night activity along the river ...but mostly it's dark
more light here...
Our eating restaurant...
the master chef thai..and his assistant..
Well...it's more or less our experience in Amphawa floating market...and the street vendors that comes with it.
I wish I could come here again...maybe I should try Damnoen Saduak floating market next time.
I missed my family in Malaysia...just not too carried away with the excitement..