200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by Big Boy » Sat May 23, 2015 12:18 pm

How many Thais do you see spending cash, apart from the odd bowl of noodles? Certainly, back in the day when I used to get dragged around there, it was Farangs or partners of who were spending cash, while most Thais were too busy taking selfies.

Of course, I don't go any more, so maybe things have changed.
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Post by maccastime » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:18 pm

Have recently heard that the Floating Market in Soi 112 is now asking for us Farang to pay 200 bht to go in ?? Oh and Thais free. Well they can stick their over priced goods, they won't get my 200! What a joke what clown dreamed up this rubbish

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Post by dalmatiandave » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:21 pm

Well if you have a Thai driving you won't pay but some may not go on principle.

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Re: Floating market

Post by JamesWest » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:56 pm

i have never been. is there anything there that is any different than other markets?
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Re: Floating market

Post by bsdk1960 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:12 am

JamesWest wrote:i have never been. is there anything there that is any different than other markets?
yes, they just sell absolutly crap if my memories is correct,we went there when they just open a couple a years ago,after 5 min. I sat in a restaurant nearby and got my self a cold beer,never again,and one of them is allready closed I think.

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Post by dalmatiandave » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58 am

dalmatiandave wrote:
dalmatiandave wrote:Well if you have a Thai driving licence you won't pay but some may not go on principle.
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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by Bluesky » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:50 pm

Headed of to the floating market off soi 112 about 3.30 this afternoon at the request of Mrs B who wanted to buy some dry goods from one of the vendors there. Arrived at the entry, Mrs B walked straight through and I pulled out my Thai drivers license and was promptly informed I had to pay 200 baht. Mrs B intervened and explained that we were only going to buy some items she wanted from a vendor. She did go on to explain that it had never been a problem before and that we had previously brought quite a few paying foreign touring families as an outing whilst they were in Hua Hin.

No they definitely insisted I had to pay.

I opted to wait for Mrs B at the entrance whilst she went to make her purchases. It was interesting to observe whilst standing there the process adopted by tour guides. Tour goes in paying individually and after they have entered the establishment the guide goes to the window, hands over his Id and gets about 50% of the entry price from the group back in his pocket.. Not a bad arrangement for the guides!

Mrs B returned about 15 mins later after managing to get what she wanted, She did comment that it seemed a bit run down now and could do with some maintenance.

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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by centermid7 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:10 pm

^^ if Thai people are not paying an admission price then there were a group of farangs who were and this is from whom the "tour guide" was getting a kick back from? On a Monday? Did they come in together? Via what means? How did you know it was "about 50%"?

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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by Bluesky » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:39 pm

centermid7 wrote:^^ if Thai people are not paying an admission price then there were a group of farangs who were and this is from whom the "tour guide" was getting a kick back from? On a Monday? Did they come in together? Via what means? How did you know it was "about 50%"?
When we arrived there were a 4 or 5 thais waved through along with my wife, no charge, and this has certainly been my experience on previous occasions when there. Process for the tour guide was fairly straight forward. He arrives with his party of farangs, in this case 4 Chinese speaking tourists, they pay their 200 baht each for entry, he waits , when they have gone in he goes to the counter, he hands over what appears to be his id, which was photocopied, he signs it and is handed 4 100 baht notes and walks past and continues back to his silver van. Second group of 6 arrive same process, and yes I did mention it was today when I posted.

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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by stretch » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:37 pm

have no idea why anyone goes there its total crap anyway and a entry charge just walk away make a point and leave :oops:

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Re: 200 Baht Admission to Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Post by SydneyGuy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:47 pm

I have been at least half a dozen times in the last year, never paid or asked to pay.
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