Floating Market in Indonesia



So this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time! It's definitely something I must experience in my lifetime. This floating market is exactly as described. It's a system where goods are sold from boats. It originated long ago when water transport was a big deal. Now they are mostly tourist attractions and found all over Asia. There are boat loads (see what I did there? Corny for sure) of traded goods and bartering going on here. This riverside market has been happening for hundreds of years. Looks fun, right?


Common products are clothes, hats, candles, paintings, Thai silk, and crafted items. Favorite fruits and vegetables are mangoes, pineapples, dragon fruit, coconut, and jackfruit (pictured below). And bargaining is common. There's no shame in their game.




Have you ever been here before or heard of it? Let me know! I'm curious on how you liked or loved it, or hated it. Any tips when visiting are helpful, too!