Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thai Floating Market

Ratchaburi Floating Market which is located about 110km from Bangkok is one of the most popular floating markets in Thailand. Here a tourist can take a boat ride along the klongs to enjoy the scenic view of the simple local houses and the colorful market where sellers trade vegetables, fruits, flowers, spices along the klongs and some on the boats. While relaxing in the slow boat ride, one can indulge in the aroma of the various food cooked and sold at the market. The following photos show the daily view of the market where monks come out at dawn to take boat rides along the "water market" and to receive alms from devotees.