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Published 07/13/2016

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The charming village of Ampawa, 10 km (7 miles) by songthaew from Samuk Songkram, has a floating market similar to, but smaller than, the one in Damnoen Saduak. The market opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from 5 to 9. The food market in the street adjacent to the canal starts at around 1 pm. Featured in a Thai movie, popular fireflies tours allow you to enjoy both the market and the beautiful insect-lighted trees. The bugs are best seen from May to October and in the waning moon. The hour-long tours usually run every half hour from 6:30 to 9 pm. You can arrange a tour directly at the pier (B650 for a boat) or through your hotel (around B70 per person). Unless you have private transportation, you'll have to spend the night in Ampawa, as the last bus back to Bangkok is in the early evening.

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Samut Songkram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

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Published 07/13/2016


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