Weekends at the Railway Market and Amphawa

Weekends at the Railway
Market and Amphawa

This is not your average floating market. Amphawa’s charming yet lively set-up draws locals
from as far as Bangkok for a weekend of shopping and dining. This Hua Hin-departing
tour includes the famous Railway Market, where trading happens on its tracks.


When local markets are your thing, you definitely will enjoy an evening at the Amphawa Floating Market. Open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and just before the sun sets against the horizon, this is the place to be during the weekend.

You have the opportunity to explore probably the most popular weekend market among Bangkokians and admire the century-old wood houses, now turning in quirky and quaint local shops, selling whatever is typical Thai. Add the water element to it, where long-tail boats whisk through the canals and turn into floating stalls for food and knick-knacks, and you have the décor for an authentic night out.


Weekends at the Railway Market and Amphawa

13:30 - 20:30

A 2-hour drive from Hua Hin /Cha-am in the northern direction will bring you first to the famous Maeklong Market. Locally known as the Railway Market, fruit, vegetable and seafood vendors have laid out their fresh merchandise on top of the railroad tracks. Watch vendors dismantling their stalls while this passenger train passes through and immediately reoccupying the rails. A unique scene of trade ingenuity unveils as soon as it comes to a complete stop at this tightly-packed market. Cameras at the ready as the slowly approaching train carefully come to a halt after avoiding all the street stalls and merchandise.

We continue our journey to Samut Songkhram, a province that thrives off the seafood business due to its proximity to the Gulf of Thailand, where we will serve you an early seafood dinner at a local restaurant. As soon as the sun slowly sets against the horizon, we park our transportation at the Amphawa Evening Floating Market. Popular from Fridays through to Sundays, the Amphawa Floating Market is a thriving local floating market, a two-hour drive north of Hua Hin. Lined alongside old wooden houses, the market is particularly popular with locals who eat, drink and browse riverside market stalls late into the night. Many of the traditional canal-side homes have been converted into boutique accommodation.

Stroll along Amphawa’s main canal and mingle with the locals, selling mostly homemade food and pastries. A short long-tail boat over the canal shows you this highly popular weekend market from a different perspective down the river. It is time to head back to your hotel in Hua Hin / Cha-am, where you will arrive in the evening.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • Boat trip along the market
  • Dinner included at a local restaurant (food only)
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide only.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Hua Hin and Cha-am only. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Pranburi, Phetchaburi, Kuiburi, Prachuab Khirikhan and Hua Hin Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the afternoon.


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