Don Wai Market, Nakhon Pathom

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Don Wai Market (Thai: ตลาดน้ำวัดดอนหวาย, ตลาดน้ำดอนหวาย, lit. "(Wat) Don Wai Water Market", but sometimes translated as "floating market") Is a riverside market in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. It is located along Tha Chin River behind Wat Don Wai in Bang Krathuek Subdistrict, Sam Phran District.

This market is a community of locals that is a long walk into the inner. The two sides of the way are old wooden shophouses lined along the riverbank. It is a very busy market especially on weekends. It has many products for sale to visitors many are local produce or fruit obtained from planting in the area. But the most famous thing here is the variety of food such as tom yum noodles soup, fried fishcake or fish balls, beef and pork barbecue, pork satay, nam prik, stewed Java barb in salty soup, Chinese sausage, Thai sweets, coconut milk ice cream and notable Chinese stewed duck, which has two shops that are both old and famous.

Don Wai Market located not away from Wat Rai Khing, another famous tourist destination of Nakhon Pathom with a cruise for about 20 minutes. Visitors can cruise between these two locations with a fare of 60 baht per person (round trip). Moreover, from here, visitors can also take a cruise to see the way of life of locals on both sides of Tha Chin River (fare is 100 baht each, approx. one hours).
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  • real Thai - market on the river, partly floating - real local veggies, fruits etc. to buy for local pricing - just great ! Very friendly and relaxing morning - parking for free next to Temple and...  more »
  • Mostly locals at this market and it was an experience. We went here with local guide hence we had help with the communication.  more »
  • I wouldn't call it a floating market, but it's a very local market and pretty big! Definitely take the boat ride and sample some of the cheap food you can get here.
  • One of the famous floating market for Thai people. But, I think this market is only for tourists who visit Thailand first time. All shops are sell same souvenir with no character. No interest for buy anything there. And you have to bargain, really not like to bargain for lower price. But the foods are good, cheap and various.

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