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Itinerary
We will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel lobby and accompanied by your guide and driver, we head out in the direction of the Ratchaburi province to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets, one of Thailand’s icons. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach the marketing and buzzing place is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometres long be dug at Damnoen Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers (his reason for doing so lies in the fact that the quality of the soil on the banks of the canal is excellent for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables including Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangos, bananas, and coconuts). The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives.

During your visit, there will be lots of activity and bargaining is part of the fun of the sale. The market’s popularity among visitors has grown over the years and outside the traditional means of selling and trading food and drinks, souvenir shops around the market are home to some of the best local handicraft one can buy.                

We head back to Bangkok where our guide and driver will drop you off at your booked hotel in the Thai capital.
Locations visited
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
Nakhon Pathom Floating Market
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Overview
Experience the iconic floating markets of Damoen Saduak on a half-day private tour from Bangkok. Weave between vendors in wooden boats as you explore this traditional market that’s 60 miles (100 kilometers) outside of the city’s heat and noise.  On your way through the countryside, stop by the extraordinary Maeklong Railway Market, where fresh fruit is piled to the edge of the train tracks, and stare up at the imposing dome of Phra Patom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
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Reviewed 28 May 2018
A Different Way to Shop for Gifts

Our trip to the Floating Markets organised by Buffalo Tours included a roadside education session on making coconut sugar, a trip to the railway market, and a tour around the floating markets. The floating markets were certainly a different way to shop for those special...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Really fun!

We did this as part of a tour stopping at the railway markets also, we really enjoyed being driven down the river/canal in the little boat and seeing all the stalls. I would recommend doing this if you are in Bangkok, but book a tour...More

1  Thank Cassie-Andy
Reviewed 18 March 2018
This would be zero stars....

I have never written a review but will be writing several because of my trip to Thailand/ Cambodia. The rest of the reviews are amazing but this was the one thing I wish I could have skipped. We hired a taxi to take us from...More

3  Thank stal0311
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile
Floating market with stops at Train market & coconut farm

Booked this tour through our hotel tours desk. We requested transport and guide to see the floating markets which was arranged at very reasonable cost. Our guide named 'Wat' was very friendly, informative and spoke excellent English, the minibus transport clean and modern with a...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Disappointing :(

The beautiful picture you have in your mind about the floating market will be gone immediately after you see it. My knowledge about a floating market was I will get a lot of sellers in boats offering a range of cooked on boat food, local...More

Thank Hopeless R
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