Do a Floating Market Medley
Taste a slice of old Bangkok with a marathon of the floating markets that still pepper the city’s waterways. Kick off with a hearty breakfast at Tha Kha Floating Market, where you can pick up a stir-fried omelet or some sweet coconut dumplings from one of the ladies on the boats.
For your inner foodie, make the weekendonly Amphawa Floating Market your next stop. You’ll find everything from bags of green mango slices sprinkled with pink chili sugar to grilled seabass with lime dip.
Tried and tested: We loved the full-day Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour ($803, includes at least 17 food samples in three floating markets) by Bangkok Food Tours— the guide did a great job showing us around the markets and explaining Thai food and culture, all the while making sure that we were properly fed. It might sound expensive compared to other tours, but considering all the noms you’ll be gorging on, it’s a pretty sweet deal.