Thailand: Pattaya – Floating Market

I have seen a floating market near Bangkok before and it was a total tourist trap. No sure why I opted to experience the same punishment in Pattaya – another tourist-money syphoning operation. The boat ride around the market is kind of ok, but most of the stalls were selling souvenirs for thousands of Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, and Russians that flock to Pattaya, and it wasn’t an authentic local market my any means. Some of the food stands had interesting things (like fried duck bills) but overall – a total waste of an overpriced admission ticket. At least this includes getting photographed in a Thai hat and with a sword….