The Amphawa Floating Market is located in central Thailand, approximately 50 from Bangkok. It takes place along the waterfront walkways of Amphawa Canal, which is a small tributary of the Mae Khlong River. It is arguably the most authentic floating market in Thailand with a long history dating back to the mid 17th century. Amphawa may not be as large as Damnoen Saduak but it is definitely more authentic. It has been commercially developed, but the old wooden houses and shop fronts have been retained.
The Maeklong Railway Market is, in many ways, just like any other large market in Thailand. There is one big exception. It has a railway line, complete with train, running right through it. Vendors display their good for sale, as close to the line as possible. Sometimes they may even place it in the middle of the track. However putting it in the middle of the track is now considered not polite as this is where