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Pattaya Floating Market

Enjoy a stroll or boat ride around this traditional water-based market, where you’ll find delicacies and handicrafts from every region of Thailand. 

Choose between a delicious pad thai, a sweet kanom krok (coconut pancake) or a number of other regional favorites sizzling on the hot plates of the canal-side food stalls, or browse for souvenirs like traditional sculptures, silverware and paintings. Over 100 stalls line the sides of the canals of this recently revamped 27-acre (11 hectare) market, making it one of the largest in Thailand. 

Officially known as The Four Regions Floating Market, the market opened in 2008 to showcase the crafts, cuisines and produce of the Northern, Southern, Central and Northeastern regions of Thailand. Notice the shift in architectural styles, from the peaked-roofed houses of the north to the more sculptural buildings of the south as you make your way around. Seek out the scents and colors of the different regional spices used at the various food stalls. 

Produce is literally ‘shipped’ into the market, and sometimes sold from the small boats that navigate the network of narrow canals. If you feel like seeing the market from the water, rent a boat taxi for a small charge that will shuttle you around the canals at a leisurely pace, stopping and waiting whenever you wish to explore a stall. Alternatively, you can walk the wooden boardwalks, and make your way between the different regions by way of the many footbridges.

Once you’ve toured the shops, head to one of the markets many other attractions. The woodcarving museum displays a superb range of hand-carved sculptures from around the country, and the sunflower field makes for a stunning photograph. Don’t miss the free cultural performances in the afternoons, when costumed dancers perform traditional Thai routines. 

The Pattaya Floating Market is open daily and there is a small fee for entry. It is located just south of Pattaya on Sukhumwit Road, and buses run from all the main beaches around five times each day. Note that the market does get very busy at weekends.

Popular Activities at Pattaya Floating Market

Like to make your time spent at Pattaya Floating Market even more unique? Don't miss the chance to try one or two of these activities:

Taken you forever to make it to this popular attraction? Then you mustn't head home without trying a Floating Market Guided Tour with Long Tailed Boat.

Have a look at our Bang Lamung things to do page to discover many more activities while you're in the area.


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U Jomtien Pattaya $70
Reviewed on May 9, 2019
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U Jomtien Pattaya

U Jomtien Pattaya

101 Moo 1 Najomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The hotel itself is amazing, not that many things to do around but a great place to relax. Breakfast buffet is super delicious. The staff is very kind but English speaking staff is not always around so there were some misunderstandings, besides that everything was great.

    B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel $15
    Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019
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    B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel

    B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel

    65/22 Moo 1, T. Na Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
       
      3.7 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The Unit was good for what I needed and it was in a good location.

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      455/16 Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi
         
        4.5
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        Located in Na Chom Thian, this villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pattaya Floating Market, Jomtien Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya. Alangkarn Theater and Mimosa Pattaya are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien $42
        Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
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        Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

        Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

        98/2 Moo 1, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya, Chonburi
           
          4.2 of 5
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          Clean, good room&swimming pool, many views for taking photo.

          Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort
          Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018
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          Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

          Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

          138/3 M. 9 Na Jomtien Road Soi 2, Nongprue, Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Chon Buri
             
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            Venetian Resort Pattaya $15
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            Venetian Resort Pattaya

            Venetian Resort Pattaya

            192/72, Venetian Signature Condo, Moo 1, Pattaya, Chonburi
               
              2.8 of 5
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              Avoid!!! I had tried too write a report but it keeps disappearing!! Brits avoid !! Very poor , small room with no equipment , no table or chairs.

              The Symphony Suites Pattaya $55
              Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
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              The Symphony Suites Pattaya

              The Symphony Suites Pattaya

              190/1 Moo 1, Na Jomtien Soi 4, Pattaya, Chonburi
                 
                3.9 of 5
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                Beautiful property. Dislike the restaurant. Too much flies and staff do not seem concerned

                Venetian Pattaya By Pany $35
                Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018
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                Venetian Pattaya By Pany

                Venetian Pattaya By Pany

                Sukhumvit Road, Na Chom Thian, Pattaya, Chonburi
                   
                  4.8 of 5
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                  Our host , Miss Pany and her mum met us when we arrived and set us up with everything we could need.We could cook in the unit.Great seafood restaurants nearby.The Pool is amazing and very well maintained. The gym is good. The grounds are well landscaped and very relaxing. Thankyou Pany , had a wonderful ...