Pattaya Floating Market was opened to the public in November 2008 and is situated on an area of approximately 100,000 square meters. It is divided into 4 separate parts, each with its own unique location, representing the four regions of Thailand—the northern, central northeaster and southern regions, each offering a special blend of differing traditions.
More than 80 paddle boats are on standby to ferry visitors around the compound along many Thai style teak wood buildings, linked by a network of canals, bridges and a number of different sized islands with exotic plants and trees. The boat trip will slowly expose the richness of the surrounding architectural and cultural river side living, with water vendors moving with their paddle boats from dock to dock and offering their unique range of freshly cooked delicious traditional Thai dishes.
Pattaya Floating Market provides daily cultural performances native to the four regions of the country, like Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations, and water boxing where the fighters perform on a horizontal slippery pole above the canal. Painters do show their artworks, like umbrella and portrait painting.
Pattaya Floating Market has recently added Amphibian boat rides, an agricultural rice field demonstration, for home stay, authentic houseboats plus 10 mud houses next to the rice field zone.
More than110 boutiques present wooden hand carvings, silk and cloth weaving, special Thai herbs and herbal products, many OTOP products and other native items from all over Thailand. The Nueng Siam Woodcarving Museum has on display rare pieces of crafted 200 year-old teak and is home for the impressive and beautiful carved image of the elephant god Ganesha.
Pattaya Floating Market is the biggest man made floating market in the world, and conveniently located on the outskirts of Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road—on the way to Bang Saray and Sattahip, with easy access from Bangkok by tour service, public regular bus, taxi or coach.
Pattaya Floating Market Official Website