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Floating Markets

In Bangkok, an excursion to which few tourists give up is a visit to a floating market. These traditional markets are typical of the rural culture of Thailand, a reminiscence of past centuries, when the waterways played an important role in the rice trade, in transports, and in the daily life of most Thai people. Nowadays they use the majority of them as tourist attractions. The floating markets are similar to local open-air markets, which weekly crowd the streets and neighbourhoods of all Thai cities, the only substantial difference lies in the fact that most of stalls are positioned on the long tail boats moor along the banks of rivers and channels, khlongs in Thai language. In Thailand, they are located everywhere; from north to south, in big cities or small villages, the only common feature required is a waterway network. Each one has its own special charm, more commercial and tourist in those located near capital, more authentic in the rural and remote provinces. A floating market looks like any other fresh food market in Thailand, with produce that come from nearby farms busy to sell all kinds of fresh produce, craft items, drinks such as the O-Liang, the excellent Thai iced black coffee, and a lot of foods freshly prepared, especially seafood and fish. Even the local population loves to visit floating markets, more to taste food than to go shopping. Eating seafood along the canal on a floating market is a great attraction for Thais, cheap and informal it is an unmissable ritual during the weekend and a fun experience that you should to try at least once in your life. More  


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