I had the opportunity to take some photos, although I would have liked to show the contrast with only one. As we progressed through the canal, the constructions are emerging more usual, until it is done continuously.
The floating market of Amphawa dates from at least the eighteenth century, originally was an internal market that took advantage of the channels to transport the goods more easily.
Nowadays it is a center of tourist attraction that has allowed that the inhabitants of this region have improved notably their conditions of life and their income, in comparison with the conditions of 20 or 30 years ago. You are going to see a market with an intense life, where you can not walk 5 meters without haggling for an article, or come to you to show you their floating escape.
You can find everything from fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, clothing, gift items, imitations of luxury, etc. It is not recommended to eat anything that is not very cooked or drinks water that is not bottled. If you have touched the river water, wash your hands well before eating anything. Better be careful.
There are boats where they have a stove and they prepare the food for you at the moment. I liked it I can not say the same about others. What is certain is that they are cultures where you eat what you have hunted or caught in the day. In that sense I was calm. Be more careful with water. It is without a doubt a place that from my point of view has been benefited by tourism and what it entails, without having lost its essence.
The people are very affable and welcome tourists and travelers with a smile. I had the opportunity to chat with some people who spoke some English. Immediately they take confidence and honor the hospitality of which they presume.