Wat Lam Phaya Floating Market is situated in front of Lam Phaya temple, on the Tha Jeen River. It takes a 30-minute ride from Bangkok. The market is another touristy weekend market for those who are into garden houses with nature scenery.
Wat Lam Phaya Floating Market was named after Lam Phaya temple, which has been a local religious place for more than 100 years since B.E.2400. This temple is known for the Mongkol Mala Nimitr with The attitude of subduing Mara, the laterite Buddha image covered with stucco and gold. After pay respect, tourists can take a walk around the temple area to enjoy natural woodland ambience.
Wat Lam Phaya Floating Market was established by Tumbol Lam Phaya cultural council, cooperating with Lam Phaya Temple, aiming the market to be a centre where the locals can sell their products such as fruits, vegetable, basketwork, cloths, dyed cloths, and cheap food.
The majority of vendors set up tables on the 15 floating docks with the 270-metre long walkway and offer finger foods to graze on such as Khao Mok Kai, whole ducks boiled in enormous cauldrons with herbs and spices, Khanom Jeen, Deep-fried curried fish patties, Khanom Pia Kru Som Song, Khun Deng Thai Sweets, fish curry in banana leaves including varies kind of fruits.
In front of the temple, there is an area where tourist can feed fish. Moreover, the market offers a boat ride on the ThaJeen River. There are some boat options for tourists to choose; firstly, a traditional lazy rowboat, which takes around half an hour from Lam Phaya Temple to Jao Mae Tubtim shrine.
Secondly, a round trip by a tugboat which will take tourists from Lam Phaya Temple to Sukwatanaram Temple. And lastly, a boat with canopy, which will take around 2 and a half hour from Lam Phaya Temple to Bang Phra Temple (LuangPor Pin Temple).
Opening Hours: 6am-5pm, weekends and holidays only.
Wat Lam Phaya Floating Market
Location: Wat Lam Phaya, Lam Phaya, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130