You must have shopped from malls but have you ever shopped from the Floating market that comprises of rowing boats. Banjarmasin is one place where you would love to wake up early in the morning or you will miss the popular Floating market “Lok Baintan Floating Market”. It is located on the bank of river Martapura. For all the tourists visiting Banjarmasin, a small village of Indonesia a trip to the floating market turns out to be an enchanting experience.
If you want to enjoy the market to its fullest you must reach early. The timings of Lok Batain Floating Market is from 6 am to 8 30 am. It is less crowded on week days and around 6. From the Banjarmasin center you can book a cab to reach the port from where you can book yourself a boat or canoe. It is a one hour journey from there to the market.
On the way to the Lok Batain Floating Market you can witness the majestic sunrise around 5.30-6 am. On your way you will be amused by the view of houses along the bank of the river. You can see people carrying out there early morning chores by the river side. In the early morning the view is simply spectacular and you can take some snaps while riding the boat.
Once you reach the Lok Batain Floating Market you will find yourself looking at boats filled with fruits, vegetables, snacks and even sometimes clothes. You can buy yourself Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut. Most of the sellers are females dressed in traditional clothes and tangoey. You can also try local dish Soto Banjar or Nasi Kuning.
Most of the people review the Lok Batain Floating Market to be a great visiting spot where you can enjoy hours of the day, do some shopping and get to know real Indonesian people who are admired for their friendly nature. It is surely an interesting way of shopping and knowing the culture of Indonesia.
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