Change your perspective on something by looking at it from above is this weeks photo challenge. The best view of the floating markets of Bangkok is definitely from Above. One of the most famous pictures of Thailand, and one of the most visited tourist sites on the outskirts of Bangkok, is the famous Floating Market.
While visiting Thailand, going to the floating markets was definitely one of my highlights of Bangkok. I headed out to the floating market on a morning tour and loved walking around the market in the midst of the buying and selling bustle.
The original canals which now make up the Floating Market were built in 1866 on demand of His Majesty the King of Thailand to help ease communication in the province. The actual Floating Market started in 1967 and today thrives with hordes of tourists from all over the world.
Most of these boats are mobile food stores selling anything from fruit to barbecued chicken. I sampled quite a couple of the different delicacies that were on offer. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious but I ended up only sampling all the little things freshly cooked on these floating boats.
If you are ever in Bangkok, make sure you visit a floating market and be sure to do it on an empty stomach!