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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Market with a difference

A great experience to arrive by a noisy, smelly long tail boat ride along a canal lined with plastic waste (clean it up!) into a bustling canal bank lined market with various boats selling wares as well. Chaos but great fun.

Thank catsailor2014
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Good experience, but don't get scammed by private boat tours

The floating market is everything that it looks like and was a good experience. There were vendors selling gifts and food on boats, but there was no place to throw your rubbish after. Hired a private car to bring us to the floating market, but...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Ripe off

I was conned twice. First transport from BKK to here 1.5k bhat Second the ticket for the floating market cost us 1.5k bhat per person. Why are thailand full of scammer

2  Thank Rusdan L
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Great to see and experience

Took a private tour (as this was quite a drive out from Bangkok) booked online, for a half-day visit to the floating market. This included a speed motor boat to the floating market, where you then pay about 150-200 Baht to take a paddle boat...More

Thank MsFebs
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Private Tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

I was hoping that the centre market were bigger as it was only a stretch of area where the boat could shop and sell their items. Tried the BBQ pork stewer and it was one of the best tasted. The noodle in soup were hot...More

Thank Shalli A
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