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Posted by ® koolbreez on April 2, 2007 at 9:36 pm:
In Reply to: FLOATING MARKETS posted by margaret lawrence on April 2, 2007 at 5:07 pm:
Yes, it is worth visiting. It is one of the main tours offered out of Bangkok. Everyone will offer you that tour, from the hotel tour desk to the taxi drivers. The organized tours are nice because they include so much more that just the market. It is a morning event. The road getting there is straight, and flat.
If you get your own driver might I suggest going to Samut Songkram about 20km away for lunch, Specifically Don Hoi Lot. This is one of the mangrove swamp areas. The seafood restaurants there are very good. It's not well known with the tourists, but is a very popular place with Thais. When the tide is out you can see them gleening the mud flats for seafood. It doesn't smell like other mud flats. There are long tail boats to take you up the little river that empties into the ocean for bt100. It's quite an experience to see lizzards, and the little fiddler craps along the banks. It's a very jungle river experience.
There is a popular temple there that is built of teak, and intricately inlayed with mother of pearl on the whole inside. it is smaller, but very impressive.
Like I mentioned, this is an out of the way spot that very few tourists know about. There are no organized tours going there.
Just a suggestion.