Floating Market in Pattaya, Thailand
Budget : depends on what you will buy
Duration : ~2-3 hours around the market
Bummers : long walks, large crowds, need to haggle
The Floating Market in Pattaya is just one of the many floating markets in Thailand. Yet, what they offer are almost the same – a place of supreme bliss for foodies and shoppers.
It houses more than 75 shops that sell clothes, bags, accessories, antique mock-ups, and Thai delicacies like dried fruits, nuts, and chips.
There are also many food stalls around the floating market that sell fresh fruits and shakes, breads, noodles, quail eggs, hotdogs, ice cream, and shellfishes. Everything is ready to be eaten.
I was amused that they were frying the quail eggs one by one. I gotta try this.
Even if it’s raining, it didn’t stop us from trying the popsicles from this store. Each of us tried different flavors. We had pandan, durian, cocoa, rommid and corn. Rommid was a combination of pandan and corn.
I played safe and got cocoa. The one who ate durian was smelling like durian even on our way back to Bangkok. Lol!
You can find some sellers preparing the food on a boat by the water.
For the more daring foodies, they have this fried special servings of grasshoppers, bees, scorpions, and other bugs whose name I have no idea about. I would have tried it but I was already full. In my next trip, I’ll certainly leave space for these.
You can cruise the floating market riding a longboat or you can walk around it. Though the stores are separated by water, you can walk along bridges that interconnect them.
If ever you visit Thailand, make sure that you drop by any of the floating markets in the country. There are many things that you can buy from this place at very reasonable prices. And don’t forget to..
Spread some awesome..ness..