Amphawa is a district located some 63km west of Bangkok. It is famous for its floating market which has been operating since the Ayuthaya period. Amphawa’s floating market runs through a charming small community of wooden shop-houses selling crafted souvenirs and Thai delicacies. Besides its floating market, picturesque riverside scenery, and laid-back ambience, ... More>Amphawa hosts a magnificent rose garden. Wat Bang Kung is the most important temple of the district; it is well-known for the big banyan tree which grows within its walls. Another popular attraction is to ride a boat around the waterways in the evening to see the fireflies. Many small wooden guesthouses are located along the canals, giving a taste of a bygone era to travelers staying there but larger hotels such as Baanamphawa Resort & Spa or Jaroenrat Resort are also available, offering more modern amenities. Due to its easy accessibility, Amphawa is extremely popular with Bangkokians, who enjoy visiting it for weekends.