The floating markets of Thailand

In parts of Thailand where water transport has been popular historically, locals have taken to selling produce from boats.  Rowing towards customers standing at the banks, these sellers store fruit, vegetables and in some cases, use their boats as floating kitchens to sell freshly made food.  Now largely considered a tourist attraction, the floating markets of Thailand is reminiscent of simpler times.

 

A green grocer in a Thai floating market
A green grocer in a Thai floating market

 

A seller holding his produce for potential buyers
A seller holding his produce for potential buyers

 

Wooden flat boats busy ferrying people at Damoen Saduak floating market. A traditional but popular method of buying and selling still practised in the canals of Bangkok, Thailand
Wooden flat boats busy ferrying people at Damoen Saduak floating market. A traditional but popular method of buying and selling still practised in the canals of Bangkok, Thailand

 

Floating markets in Damnoen Saduak, Thailand. Until recently, the main form of trade, now mostly a tourist attraction
Floating markets in Damnoen Saduak, Thailand. Until recently, the main form of trade, now mostly a tourist attraction

 

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market near Bangkok in Thailand
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market near Bangkok in Thailand

 

Boats jostle against each other in this busy floating market in Thailand
Boats jostle against each other in this busy floating market in Thailand

 

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Floating Markets

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