One of the most famous sights in Thailand and one of the most visited tourist sites on the outskirts of Bangkok is the famous Floating Market. Canals are an important method of transport here and help to facilitate communication between different areas of the city with many people still living along the canals frequently using boats as a method of transportation from one point to another.

The original canals which now make up the Floating Market were built in 1866 on demand of His Majesty the King of Thailand to help ease communication in the province. The actual Floating Market started in 1967 and today thrives with hordes of tourists from all over the world who come to experience the spectacular wares, sights, sounds, smells and culture of this Far East wonder.

To find out the best time to visit Thailand and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury multi centre holiday specialist: 01923 289 100