Traditionally, Thai people used various rivers throughout Thailand for local commerce. As many farmers navigate the waterways every day, they bring what they want to sell and trade on their boats. The floating market is open throughout the day and is a great place to grab a quick lunch or sample Thai snacks and desserts. We also recommend taking a boat ride at night when the fireflies are out: it makes for a wonderful evening.
We all know you’ve gone shopping, but have you ever gone shopping at a floating market? If not, then you might just find this thing to do worthy of your attention! When in Surat Thani, head on to Pra Cha Rat Traditional Floating Market for a truly unique experience.
Instead of shopping for food at the grocery, why not go the traditional way? The floating market is only open on Sundays, with vendors selling a wide range of food, from traditional dishes to various sweets.
Opening hours: Sun: 9am – 5pm (closed on Mon – Sat)
Pra Cha Rat Traditional Floating Market
Location: Bang Bai Mai, Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani 84000 Thailand