Floating Dreams: Amphawa Floating Market
Floating markets have been featured for Tourism Authority of Thailand for decades. Recently, a Disney short "Our Floating Dreams" released on June 22, 2019 reminds the world of the floating market’s charm,
and perhaps "Pineapple Fried Rice" (Khao Pad Sab Pa Rod) will soon become a Thai popular dish in the world stage just like Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai, and Green Curry as Mickey and Minnie accidently mixed
Fried Rice and Pineapple in quite an interesting way in the story.
Commuting along the khlong or canal especially in the central part of Thailand is common. In Bangkok alone, there are more than 1,000 canals. Thus, there are several floating markets in this region. The
most popular one is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi province which is about 80 km from Bangkok. The less popular, but more authentic is Amphawa Floating Market located in Samut
Songkhram only 50 km from Bangkok.