Among countless tourist attractions in Thailand, it is impossible not to mention the Pattaya floating market, a unique symbol of the Golden Temple country. The items on sale here are very diverse yet the most attractive features of the market are delicious local snacks and boats full of fresh fruits, waiting for tourists to discover.
Among countless tourist attractions in Thailand, it is impossible not to mention the Pattaya floating market, a unique symbol of the Golden Temple country. The items on sale here are very diverse yet the most attractive features of the market are delicious local snacks and boats full of fresh fruits, waiting for tourists to discover. With plenty of exciting activities, Pattaya floating Market will surely leave tourists a good impression during the journey. Not only that, this place is also an ideal tourist destination for those who love the sanguine sense, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Pattaya Floating Market
Established in 2008, Pattaya Floating Market covers an area of up to 100,000 square meters, and is fully known as the Four Regions Floating Market. The market is uniquely designed and divided into 4 separate areas, symbolizing the four regions of Thailand including the North, Central, South and Northeast. Each area sells typical items, goods, and products representing the specialties of each region. Therefore, the market is metaphorically described as a “mini Thailand” as you can find almost every signature food, clothing items and culture show across the country here. Not only different by the items on sale, the architecture in each area of four Seasons Floating Market is very distinctive and features its own characteristics. As in the northern area, tourists will see houses with pointed roofs, somewhat simple, while in the South; the houses are decorated with very meticulous carvings. Wandering around the market, tourists will come across many fruit stalls, souvenirs, snacks and a few stations dedicated to the art exhibition area. Along with that, the spectacular show introducing the unique cultural features of Thailand is also held every afternoon.
Because of the particular feature built on the water, the best way to fully explore the Four Seasons floating market is by boat. If you are traveling with family, friends or as a group of 4 to 6 people, the price of renting a boat with a driver in 30 minutes is very reasonable. You can also rent a boat and row by yourself to discover the floating market as well. In addition, you can absolutely walk along the rows of nearby wooden houses to shop and experience the tasty dishes as well. Through each area, the pavilions represent the typical architectural features of each region, giving tourists the feeling of walking through one of the most bustling streets of Thailand.
Pattaya floating market
Visiting Four Seasons floating market is an opportunity for tourists to explore many unique stalls built on the water with more than 114 shops and countless kinds of products. The diverse cuisines of Thailand in 4 regions are packed into the market area. So it is not surprising that tourists are seduced by the main dish or ecstatic with the market's snacks. The most outstanding dishes include noodles, pad thai, fried rice with all kinds of curry. In addition, desserts such as ka nom krok (coconut pancake), foi thong, thong yip will surely make you satisfied. Enjoying the food while sitting leisurely on a wooden boat drifting along the shore and watching the bustling activities of this carefully planned and developed market will be your unforgettable moments during your trip to Thailand. Wandering through these stalls, tourists can find other spectacular dishes such as mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream, fresh pomegranate juice or the hot and delicious baked dishes that are typical of each region. If you are interested in trying out something new, you can get a portion of satay crocodile meat, which is also a specialty here. Surely you will have to spend a lot of money on these fabulous snacks and local foods. Besides, there are many shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, toys mainly made of metal and wood. These eye-catching items can be found anywhere in the market.
Souvenirs at Pattaya floating market
In addition to the stalls serving food and souvenirs, there are many more activities that tourists can take part in at the Four Seasons floating market. First and foremost, tourists should not miss the Wood Sculpture Museum; which displays many unique artwork and sunflower fields pictures. Having a look at these pastoral pictures, tourists can visualize how the countryside in Thailand actually looks like. Then, you can enjoy a cultural show with 4 unique repertoires that is held every afternoon. Watching Muay Thai on the water is a very interesting activity as well. During the show, the boxers will compete on a tree trunk and whoever falls into the water first loses. Even though the boxers don’t fight for real, they bring excitement and laughter to visitors in a very tactful way. At the Pattaya Floating Market, tourists will have a chance to take photos in traditional Thai costumes, and of course you can buy some as a gift for friends and family too. If you need to relax, you can choose traditional Thai massage service for head, leg, or face before continuing to explore the miracle of Pattaya city.
Muay Thai at Pattaya floating market
Located in Sukhumvit Pattaya, Four Seasons floating market is about 5 km from South Pattaya (Pattaya Tai) crossroads. To reach the market, tourists can choose among different means of transportation such as taking the bus, motorbike taxi or if the budget is not limited, tourists can simply take a taxi or a grab car. After arriving at Sukhumvit, continue straight for about 2 km, you will cross Pattaya Underwater World, on the way to Sattahip. From the city center to Pattaya Floating Market, tourists will have to pay about 200-300 baht for transportation fee. This price will depend on the time and means you choose. To enter the market, you will have to buy a ticket with the price of 200 baht / person. Tourists can look up and book the ticket fee on klook website for discounts and coupons on next purchases. The market is usually very crowded on weekends, so tourists should arrange your time and plan ahead of schedule to enjoy the market to the fullest.