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  Amphawa Floating Market
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Amphawa Floating Market is located near the canal and Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram , where parking is provided. It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during 14.00-20.00. The Amphawa Canal is brimmed with boats loaded with drinks like O-Liang (Thai iced black coffee) and foods such as fried sea mussels, noodles, and sweets. Bank-side wheelbarrows also offer goods for sale. Amphawa Floating Market is filled with relaxing atmosphere with oldies song played along all evening. Visitors can explore the market, tasting the local food, as well as hire a boat at night to watch as pretty fireflies lighting up the sky. Nowadays, watching fireflies around Lumpoo trees becomes very popular among tourists offering both for public and private groups.

In 2007, the Khlong Amphawa community was granted an Honorable Mention Award from the UNESCO Asia–Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation as a result of its successful collaboration between the government and the private sector to preserve the local culture and architecture.

To visit, by car, take Highway 35 (Thon Buri–Pak Tho) to Km 63. Drive through the Samut Songkhram city to take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram–Bang Phae). At Km 36-37, take a left turn toward the King Rama II Memorial Park. The market is located near the King Rama II Memorial Park. If you travel by bus, take the Bangkok–Ratchaburi–Damnoen Saduak bus and get off at Amphawa Market.
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