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Bridge to the Amphawa Floating Market | by shankar s.
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Bridge to the Amphawa Floating Market

There are several floating markets in Thailand, the largest and best known among which is probably Damnoen Saduak (pictures later in this album). That market is also eye wateringly over-commercialized and is a total tourist trip. I had always read that although Amphawa is the second most popular floating market near Bangkok, it is not as large as Damnoen Saduak but more authentic, with visitors almost exclusively Thai. Located 50 km from Bangkok this once small village was apparently already present in the mid-17th Century. This pedestrian bridge arches over the canal on which the Amphawa market is located. Apparently Amphawa has become such a magnet for Thai weekenders that food stalls have grown from the riverbanks and have stretched far into the surrounding streets. More notes as we go along in this album. (Amphawa Floating Market, Thailand, Oct. 2018)

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Taken in October 2018