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Floating Market!!!!


On our last day in Bangkok and we have decided to take the day to travel about 20 minutes out of Bankok and see the Floating Market!

For those of you that have no idea what a floating market is.. it is basically a market that is on the RIVER! And you float in guided boats and shop around the shops around you in your boat! Allie and I (Rebecca) are very good at bartering with the vendors as we have done it plenty of times in our other travels. Jen however will not say no and will usually get ripped off. We are trying to teach her along the way!

One of the first things I bought on the floating market is a scarf that took one of the women 2 months to make. She was part of the Long Neck Tribe and I got to choose from a few colors! I chose the purple on on the bottom!

Also from this same stop Allie bought a wooden elephant! She thought it was so cute and loves elephants! You can see the big one in the photo below from the shop we stopped at.

We had a quick bowl of soup before we left the market and got to keep the bowl it was in! We had so much fun today and shared so many laughs!

Talk to you tomorrow my little bloggers!

Allie, Jen, and Rebecca

Posted by Thailand11 22:00 Archived in Thailand Tagged 2011 sait tvt

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I am very curious as to why the women wear the rings around their necks? It looks super stiff and uncomfortable, can't imagine the weight as well!

by asiablog

Shopping on the river... cool!=D Did it cost any money to get a guided boat? If it did, how much?

by indiablog7

They wear rings around there necks to stretch them and make them longer like giraffes. They are only to add a new ring after every two years!

It only cost 10 Baht!

by Thailand11

The rings around the necks don't actually "stretch" the neck- they push down on the collar bones making the neck appear longer.

It's explained in the Thailand Episode on Departures. I'm sure you can google it too.

by tvtvietnam

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