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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.

Popular Activities at Pattaya Floating Market

Like to make your time spent at Pattaya Floating Market even more unique? Don't miss the chance to try one or two of these activities:

Taken you forever to make it to this popular attraction? Then you mustn't head home without trying a Floating Market Guided Tour with Long Tailed Boat.

Have a look at our Bang Lamung things to do page to discover many more activities while you're in the area.


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U Jomtien Pattaya ¥6,738
U Jomtien Pattaya

U Jomtien Pattaya

101 Moo 1 Najomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Na Chom Thian, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. Pattaya Floating Market and Dongtan Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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    Beverly Thai House Pool Villa

    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 within 3 mi (5 km) of Pattaya Floating Market, Jomtien Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien ¥5,530
      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. Underwater World Pattaya is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

        Venetian Resort Pattaya ¥1,454
        Venetian Resort Pattaya

        Venetian Resort Pattaya

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

          Located in Na Chom Thian, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pattaya Floating Market, Jomtien Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          B2 Jomtien Pattaya Boutique & Budget Hotel ¥1,590
          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 within 3 mi (5 km) of Pattaya Floating Market, Jomtien Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort ¥983
            OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

            OYO 245 Sweet Sense Jomtien Resort

            138/3 M. 9 Na Jomtien Road Soi 2, Nongprue, Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Chon Buri
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Na Chom Thian, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pattaya Floating Market, Jomtien Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya. Alangkarn Theater and Pattaya are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya ¥13,480
              Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya

              Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya

              55 Moo 2, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Na Chom Thian hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mimosa Pattaya, Alangkarn Theater, and Pattaya Floating Market. Love Art Park and Pattaya Dolphin World are also within 6 mi (10 km). Sattahip Ban Huai Kwang Station is 27 minutes by foot.

                The Symphony Suites Pattaya ¥5,879
                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 in Na Chom Thian, within 2 mi (3 km) of Pattaya Floating Market and Jomtien Beach. Underwater World Pattaya is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.