This post comes as a continual one of my earlier post on BKK
I have put all these 3 places together just because they are located nearer & usually they are offered as a single package by the Travel agents.
The name itself sounds different right?Yes, Of course it is something similar to that of the Floating City-Venice,Italy.It is a usual market where the shops are amidst water. There are a lot of tiny shops built on wooden boats & planks.It is a wonderful place to visit.Mark my words, “it is only good to visit & not fit for your extravagant shopping”.Though the items sold here are brought from Bangkok or other neighboring cities,the prices are very much hefty. In-fact there was a guide instructing her travellers to start bargaining from 30% of the price they tell you. The soverigns you get here are nothing special about it.They would be easily available else where.
The place is only to enjoy the experience of Float just like the “Venice-the Floating city or city of Water” & have a Euphoric feel about it. Strictly, not for purchase.
It is located around ~240kms away from Sukhumvit Soi 13,Bangkok.Hire a taxi in a group which would cost 1000~1500Bath which would be affordable when you split it on per head basis.Or go through any touring agent for which one would pay around 350bath for Floating Market. Here, you would be taken around for a small round in the floating village with a rowing boat.Later,you should hire a motor boat for 50bath exclusively to get inside the market.
But am sure, one must visit this place.
Elephant Village & Snake Park:
These two places fall on the return route to Bangkok. The Elephant ride in the village will cost you around 600 Bath to go around for a 20~25 mins ride into the dense forest,where you cross the river water sitting on the Elephant & this is a real nice experience but again,it would eat into your pockets. I heard that one should get into the interiors of Thai i.e.,away from bangkok & would get a better ride for a good bargain.
The Snake park is yet another usual Snake Sanctuary or Snake farm.They keep promoting something called “Cobra show”.This is good to see ,where the snake riders show some mystified tricks in handling the snakes. These snakes are breed,nurtured,pampered & trained by them.Ofcourse You could expect an exemplified performance by the snakes.
If you are short of time,it’s OK to skip the park.