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Thai floating markets and countryside food

Bangkok, Thailand



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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Bangkok food tour that shows you all the best Thailand has to offer
  • Visit the last floating markets in the Samut Songkhram province
  • Taste more than 8 delicious Thai street food dishes
  • Wander around the riverside markets with its fresh herbs and vegetables
  • See the local farmers row their wooden sampans to the market to trade their products
  • Taste fresh local seafood on a relaxing riverside terrace
  • A Bangkok trip you will not forget
  • Duration: 1 day
  • This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 people

This Bangkok food tour takes you to one the most enchanting riverside villages and floating markets in Thailand. Visiting the Samut Songkhram province is like taking a step back in time. Soak up this peaceful rural atmosphere and taste the best of old style Thailand. It is a food tour that takes you off the beaten track and where you can see true local life in the Thai countryside.

DESCRIPTION

We will start our food journey with a 1.5-hour drive to the Samut Songkhram province. On the way, we will stop at several local places. Our first stop is at a working salt farm in an area famous for its high-quality large grain sea salt. We will also pause at one of the largest seafood markets and fishing villages in Thailand where you can wander around and taste Thai sticky rice sweets wrapped in palm leaves. A real delicacy!

Tha Kha, one of the last traditional floating markets left in Thailand is really worth a visit. On the weekends the local farmers row their wooden sampans to the market to trade their impressive array of products. At the market you have the chance to chat with the locals and taste some Thai finger food, noodles and fruits that this area is known for.

After Tha Kha we take a ride on a long and thin rowboat. We will cruise through romantic canals that have tropical trees alongside the shore that hang over the canal, passing ancient wooden houses and spirit shrines. Halfway through, we will hop out to see a coconut farm where we will eat fresh coconut.

In Bang Noi, another charming village nestled along the vast Mae Khlong River, we will enjoy a local mackerel fish specialty and Chinese roti. In Amphawa we will stroll along the UNESCO-awarded teak wood houses that dot the scenic canal. We will explore the local markets — both floating and on land — where you can taste more local foods. Before reaching Bangkok again, we will stop for one more memorable meal, sampling stacks of fresh local seafood on a relaxing riverside terrace. Around 6pm we will be back in Bangkok.

This food tour is only available in the weekends.

Meeting point and time: 8:00 AM at Krung Thonburi BTS SkyTrain Station, Exit 2. Children under 4 years old are free. This tour takes around 7 hours.

Price includes:

  • Bangkok Food Tour
  • All meals
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Transportation
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Meet Meet Chin and her foodie friends

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Hello, my name is Chin and I’m living in Bangkok for 10 years now. All my free time is devoted to exploring, studying and experimenting with Thai cuisine. I worked as an English teacher before starting this food tour, and before that, I learned all about Thai food and wild plants from my mother and grandmother in the northeast Thai countryside. I hope you will feel that a local friend shows you around. I’m not doing this on my own and have some other local foodies on board.


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Highlight of our 3 weeks in Thailand. Chin has done a masterful job of developing relationships with the market vendors to make this tour personable and playful as well as educational and tasty. We highly recommend taking one of Chin's tours or classes near the beginning of your trip as you will enjoy market eating so much more after you better understand all it's delicacies.

28 Dec 2015

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