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Khwan Riam Floating Market

Ahoy, adventurous souls! If you’re seeking a slice of Bangkok’s vibrant culture, look no further than the Khwan Riam Floating Market (or Kwan-Riam Floating Market).

Nestled between the charming Soi Seri Thai 60 and the whimsical Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187 in the Min Buri District, this market is more than just a place to shop – it’s a page of a Thai romance-drama novel!

You see, Khwan Riam, the market’s namesake, was the lead character in the epic tale of “Phlae Kao.”

Like star-crossed lovers in any good story, Khwan and Riam faced parental obstacles that would make even Shakespeare blush. But that’s not the end of the tale!

Khwan Riam Floating Market is a love story of Bangkok’s cultural heritage. It’s the newbie on the block, opening its doors in May 2012, welcoming visitors every Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Now, here’s the twist – this market is unique.

It’s split into two halves, like an epic quest, with the majestic Wat Bamphen Nuea and the mysterious Wat Bang Pheng Tai standing guard.

The two sides are connected by concrete bridges and a truss bridge (think of the photo ops!).

But wait, there’s more! 

Get ready for a culinary adventure like no other. Traditional Thai boat noodles, delicious desserts, and mouthwatering Isan delicacies await.

And here’s the cherry on top: you can watch market women whip up these delectable dishes in their little boats.

There’s even a water buffalo and rice farmer for those who want to channel their inner farmer.

Khwan Riam Floating Market
LocationBetween Soi Seri Thai 60 and Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187, Min Buri District, Bangkok, Thailand
Named AfterCharacters Khwan and Riam from the Thai romance-drama novel “Phlae Kao”
Opening DateMay 2012
Operating HoursSaturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Divided byTwo temples – Wat Bamphen Nuea and Wat Bang Pheng Tai, connected by concrete and truss bridges
HighlightsTraditional Thai boat noodles, Thai desserts, Isan food, water buffalo, and rice farmer
Scenic ViewsKhlong Saen Saep



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