Complete Information of 41 most famous Floating Markets and Old Markets in Thailand.
One of my big projects at the moment is exploring floating markets and riverside markets in Thailand. So, I was very excited to learn about this new iPhone app called Floating Markets. The launch price for this version was $3.99 and the Thai version called ตลาดน้ำ was 99 Cents. The two versions are much the same though the English app also has a handy English-Thai Glossary with useful phrases that you might need. I have been testing this app out for a couple of weeks and I have found it to be very useful as it has given me some great ideas of where to visit next. The app has been very well put together but it is let down a number of times by its poor English. Hopefully these mistakes can be corrected in future editions.
There are 41 floating markets and old markets listed on this iPhone app. On the main screen they are listed by province. Click on one that looks interesting and you are brought to a new screen with further information. Here you are told the days that the market is open (many are only weekend markets). It also tells you about highlights for that market and you can scroll through two or three photos giving you an impression of what it is like. Another button shows you where the market is on a map. There is also a blue pin to show your present location. Useful if you are lost. Another useful button allows you to add this market to your favourites which makes it easier to find later.
In the navigation buttons along the bottom, you can click on “nearby” to get a long list of all the floating markets, with the nearest to your location at the top. As you can see, the nearest market to where I am writing this is Bang Nampheung Floating Market. You can also click on a map version of this list which has red pins for all the floating markets. Your present location is marked in blue. The green pins is a new addition that shows 200 tourist attractions around Thailand. Useful if you want to see what else is nearby worth visiting. Another new addition is the “Panoramio” button that places photos on the map.
The price of the English version has been going up and down recently. It is presently $1.99 which I think is excellent value for money and I would suggest that you buy it if you like going on day trips at the weekend.