On the second day in Bangkok, Shosh and I parted ways from Shah temporarily to visit the Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi, a good 3-hour drive away. On the way there, we stopped by a floating market! It feels like such a scam when they initially offer the tour for $100 per person and then you settle on paying $25 a person because you’re about to drive away. It somehow still feels like we’ve been ripped off too. It’s a good thing we had ourselves an amazing time anyways!
So how do I begin to explain this market? Despite it having been transformed in to a very touristy attraction, all the riverways, vendors, and houses were all the real deal. No fake Disneyland stuff here. You can feel how, at one point, it used to a be a real marketplace and a way of life.