A Day With My Sisters & Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand


Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

On our third day,…

we meet up with my younger sister, her little beautiful bump and her man. I was really excited to meet with them. They took us to Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market (KLFM) via car for lunch.

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the three floating markets located close to Bangkok, no more than twenty kilometres from Central Bangkok. Khlong Lat Mayom is nothing like the huge touristy place like the other two: Damnoen Saduak or the crowded Amphawa. It still has all the charm and authenticity of a local market. There is not very many foreigners (Farlangs) there. You can also get a boat ride from Bangkok for only 30 Bhat (that’s 60 pence!).

The Thai local markets culture here is one of the best thing in Thailand. That is if you were ever hungry at any given point of time of the day – there is alway plenty food available round the clock 24/7 (mostly in central Bangkok), and they really are authentic, delicious and cheap!

We sat on the largest part of the market where firm ground was built. We tasted a variety of freshly cooked food. You can also find lots of tropical fruits: huge papayas, large green or ripe mangoes, chompoo, sapodillas, and my favourite massive pomelos like overgrown grapefruits. Do also try familiar fruits like pineapple and bananas. It will be surprised you that it is nothing like what you have in the UK.

Further into the market is where you can buy cheap clothing, house decoration, accessories, toys and flowers and plants. Plus if you have a little more time, you could also take a long-tail boat to visit local fruit farms along the cannel and learn how they are grown.

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

After lunch…

Ethan & Evelyn wanted to feed the fish in the cannel and so we bought some bread specially sold for fish feeding for 20 Bhat, (4 pence). They both thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Evelyn wasn’t too sure at first but with a little help from my younger sister she soon got the hang of it. We were all surprised with the size of the cannel fish. They were huge!

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

A Day With My Sisters & Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

The photo above has been featured on #PointShoot with Em at Snowing Indoors & Aby at You Baby Me Mummy

A Day With My Sisters & Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

If you are a regular blog reader of mind then you’ve already seen my post: My Sunday Photo: Thai Red Hot Chillies Peppers: where on my back I can not resist taking a photo of my chillies babies! They are so colourful and tasty too! 🙂

We did found it extremely hot and the heat seem to have gotten the best of the kids as the humidity have put them off their appetite completely – I don’t blame them. We had to buy two bamboo fans (20 Bhat: 4 pence) to keep the kids a little cooler.

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

So my advice is…

if you are visiting KLFM then go in the morning – as it will still be cooler and not in the baking hot sun like what we have experienced. It should give you a great insider’s view of the daily life of river people and a great morning away from town – and you won’t have to wake up before sunrise to enjoy it!

Being a little out of Bangkok, KLFM operate from 8am – 6pm.

Thereafter, we went to visit our big sister at her home. When we got there – our friend from the UK was also visiting her at the same time. We all had such girly giggles and plenty of laughters. As it is a rear occasions – so I thought this was a really good time to make that memory together in picture. My big sister is such a brave girl. The day after was another hospital visit for her chemotherapy session.

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market | Thailand

I just really wish my big sister is better so she can come with us when we go and visit places around in Thailand.

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17 Comments

  1. 24/03/2016 / 10:30 pm

    Wow – the floating markets look incredible – I love those baskets! What an amazing experience for your children. Was it Ethan and Evelyn’s first visit to Thailand? So glad that you got to see your sister too. xx
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  2. 27/03/2016 / 1:19 pm

    I hope your sister gets better soon. Such a lovely picture of you all. I am so jealous of your trip to Thailand. I have always wanted to go and especially to see the markets. They look so vibrant and beautiful. We’re planning to go for six weeks next year so I’ll keep an eye on your blog for recommendations. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx
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  3. Em @ snowingindoors
    28/03/2016 / 3:32 pm

    I’d love to visit the floating market, it looks and sounds amazing!

    Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx

    • 29/03/2016 / 2:28 pm

      Please do come – you’ll enjoy it for sure. 🙂 Thank you for hosting and also thank you very much for featuring my photo! That’s absoluetly awesome! xx
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  4. 29/03/2016 / 3:32 am

    The markets in Thailand sound incredible, sure is a place on my bucket list. So hope your sister feels better soon, and is able to join you on your travels.
    Never realised it could so hot over there, great tip on going early to stay away from the heat 😉

    • 29/03/2016 / 2:35 pm

      Do come – there are always so many fascinating things going on here. Thank you very much for your kind thoughts. It is very sweet of you. Easter period is not such a great time to go as it is Summer for Thailand. I’ve been back in November before and it was great as it was Winter for Thailand – but it feels like Summer for England with a little breeze, and less humid. Thank you for popping by. x
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  5. 29/03/2016 / 10:12 am

    I definitely want to visit, one day, it looks amazing! The canal fish look huge, impressed that they are fed bread like we would for ducks here. Love eating fresh fruit, so much tastier than when transported across the world. I remember tasting my first fresh pineapple in Ghana and it was the best fruit I had ever tasted, same with mangoes in Belize, the ones here are just not the same! I’m sorry your sister is going through chemo, it’s a horrible thing to go through and she’s very brave. Thanks for sharing with us at #Whatevertheweather 🙂 xx
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    • 29/03/2016 / 2:42 pm

      Please do come and visit Thailand. I have never thought of comparing them to ducks but I guess you are quite right – I just think it is quite weird feeding fish with bread. lol! Wow! You have been around the globe haven’t you! I would love to go and see these places too. Thank you for your kind words. You are very sweet. Thank you for hosting too. xx
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  6. 31/03/2016 / 1:51 pm

    Looks like a lovely day out. So glad you’re getting to see your family and spending quality time with them. I hope your sister gets better soon. I have been to one of the floating markets in Bangkok, many years ago! I remember it being very crowded so this one looks looks much more peaceful in comparison. The kids look like they’re having lots of fun! Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x
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