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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.


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Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien ¥4,469
Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

98/2 Moo 1, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya, Chonburi
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Pattaya hotel is located in Na Chom Thian, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Floating Market. Pattaya and Alangkarn Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Beverly Thai House Pool Villa
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    Beverly Thai House Pool Villa

    455/16 Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Na Chom Thian, this villa is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Pattaya Floating Market and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Jomtien Beach. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort ¥1,453
      OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

      OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

      138/3 M.9 , Jomtien Beach Road Soi 2, Pattaya, Chon Buri
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Na Chom Thian, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Jomtien Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Pattaya Floating Market. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Venetian Resort Pattaya ¥1,431
        Venetian Resort Pattaya

        Venetian Resort Pattaya

        192/72, Venetian Signature Condo, Moo 1, Pattaya, Chonburi
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Pattaya apartment building is located on a river, within 2 mi (3 km) of Pattaya Floating Market and Jomtien Beach. Pattaya and Alangkarn Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel ¥1,606
          B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel

          B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel

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

            Located in Na Chom Thian, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pattaya Floating Market and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Jomtien Beach. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            The Symphony Suites Pattaya
            The Symphony Suites Pattaya

            The Symphony Suites Pattaya

            190/1 Moo 1, Na Jomtien Soi 4, Pattaya, Chonburi
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Pattaya hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Pattaya Floating Market and Jomtien Beach. Pattaya and Alangkarn Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Venetian Signature by GrandisVillas
              Venetian Signature by GrandisVillas

              Venetian Signature by GrandisVillas

              193/155 Moo 1 Najomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Pattaya apartment building is located in Na Chom Thian, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, and Alangkarn Theater. Pattaya Floating Market is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

                Venetian Signature Condo Resort Pattaya
                Venetian Signature Condo Resort Pattaya

                Venetian Signature Condo Resort Pattaya

                194 Moo 1, Na Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Na Chom Thian, this condo building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Pattaya Floating Market and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Jomtien Beach. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).