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Enjoy Eating Trip (Don Wai Floating Market) Destination : Nakhon Pathom Category : Shopping

Hello everyone. Today, I would like to talk about a floating market near Bangkok. Actually, most floating markets such as Don Wai , Lumpaat, Nakornpathom or Damnernsaduak at Ratchaburi are not so far from Bangkok. Each market has a unique characteristic. However, I will take you to Don Wai floating market to find some delicious food. First of all, I want to tell you a little about it.



“Don Wai floating market is an antique market whose wooden buildings were built in the days of King Rama IV. It is located near Thajeen River which is about half an hour’s drive from Bangkok along the Pinklao-Nakornchaisri Road. There are Thai foods, traditional Thai desserts and OTOP products which are sold very cheap. Moreover, you can travel along Thajeen River by boat tours. The official opening time is from 7am to 6pm.”


The most popular food at Don Wai floating market is pot-stewed duck by Mr. O.


There is not only pot-stewed duck for sale, but also squash soup with lime pickle, deep fried crab meat roll, steamed curry custard and fried fish cake which are so yummy. I took photos to make you drool.



I will show you other things you can buy here there are many things to browse, so I walk and shop a lot.


How was it? I know you want to enjoy eating and shopping there. If you do not have any plans for this weekend, I recommend Don Wai floating market which is one of the many Amazing Thailand places to visit.

  How to get there

  By Car : 
     Just dive from the Pinklao bridge directly to Road Pinklao - Nakhonchaisri through Phuttamonthon 1-2-3 when on Phuttamonthon 4, notice the sign to turn left to Phuttamonthon 5, then turn left to Phutthamonthon 5 and drive through about 1 km to find intersection, then turn right. Heading to Wat Don Wai. Make sure that you arrive early if you want to park a car. This costs 20 baht. There is more than one place to park. Just keep driving along the road.

     By Van :
     From Tesco Lotus Pinklao - Wat Don Wai - Wat Rai Khing takes about 20 -40 minutes on Petchkasem Road, you can use Air-conditioned bus line 84 to match the entrance of to Wat Rai Khing. Change to minibus to Wat Don Wai or use motorcycle service there. 

     By Bus :
     Southern Bus Terminal. You can use the bus to go to Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi. 

     Don Wai Floating Market is opened daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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  Written by : oat11 oat12 19-11-2014
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