Pattaya Floating Market
The Pattaya Floating Market or Four Regions Floating Market which was opened to the public in November 2008 is known as the biggest floating market in the Eastern Region covering an area of 100,000 square meters and having 111 boutique-shops selling native food and specialties from all over Thailand. The market is divided into 4 parts, representing parts of Thailand (North, Central, North-Eastern, and South). Each part of the market offers a special blend of different traditions. Surrounding the market are about 80 boats to ferry tourists and to expose tourists to the richness of the surrounding Thai architectural and cultural river side living.The compound also features rice farming, sunflower fields and a wood carving museum, and daily outdoor cultural performance unique to the four regions of the country, like Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations and water boxing : where the fighters perform on a horizontal pole above the canal.