After dinner we joined a “firefly” boat tour. This tour will bring you along the river from where you will also see the sunset and also the amazing fireflies flying around at night.
We bought the tickets prior at a counter just a few steps away from the postcard stall. The tickets for one person costs 60 baht.
Ticket counter to the firefly boat tour.
The tour started at 7pm, we hopped onto the boat. There we saw the amazing sunset and as the sun set behind the horizon the skies turned pink, then purple, and finally it was dark. Then the fireflies glowed in and around the lush foliage along the river. The entire tour took about 1 hour and I highly recommend you do this.
Watching the sunset along the Amphawa river.
Night time at Amphawa market.
When we arrived back to the docks from the tour, it was around 8pm, and that’s when the shops started to close and the tourists and locals alike started to clear out from the floating market. But that was not the end of it. It was actually just the beginning. At night that’s when the night market opens on the streets nearby.
The night market opens!
Around 9:30pm our stomach growled again. So this time it meant it was time for our night time supper (or extended dinner). So we rushed to get some more food.
But what we noticed was most restaurants were closing, so if you don’t act fast probably around 10pm most would be closed for the night.
Luckily we were able to find one that was opened, and ordered Tom Yum Goong (Thai Sour Spicy Soup) and grilled pork – total cost 252 baht including beer.
Grilled pork…the saw on the sauce was awesome!
Tom Yum Goong – super spicey and good!
After that filling meal, we called it a night and went back to the hotel. Tomorrow (Day 3 of our trip) will be another action packed day. Stay tuned for Day 3!