Sights & Attractions
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Category : Floating Market
Attraction Details :
The Tha Kha Floating Market, or Talat Nam Tha Kha, is a rendezvous point for vendors on boats carrying local culinary curiosities, vegetables and fruit, often homemade or home-grown. These include chilis, shallots, garlic, coconut sugar, guavas, rose apples and pomelos, which are just a few of the many uniquely Thai tastes on offer. A boat service is available for visitors who wish to explore the village and nearby fruit orchards as well.
To get there, take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram–Bang Phae). At Km 32 (after passing a junction to Wat Ko Kaeo), turn right for another 5 kilometers. Alternatively, take a bus from the market in town, which stops to collect passengers in front of the TMB Bank. The Tha Kha–Wat Thep Prasit bus is available from 7.00 am-6.00 pm and leaves every 20 minutes.
Vendors meet up on the 2nd, 7th, and 12th days of the lunar calendar’s waxing and waning moon phases. The market also operates every weekend from 6.00 am-12.00 pm. For more information, contact the Tha Kha Sub-district Administration Organization at 0 3476 6208 or Uncle Charun at 0 3476 6123.