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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Bodies of Water
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the one you’ll find in the tourist literature on Thailand. Bring your camera along... more » Owner description: Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the one you’ll find in the tourist literature on Thailand. Bring your camera along to witness the river packed with wooden boats overflowing with fruit and vegetables, which they sell to people standing on land. The scene is colourful and loud; just as you’d expect from a Thai market. Just 100km from Bangkok, it’s best accessed by package tour, which any local tour operator can organize. « less
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had great fun at the floating markets and definitely recommend going for a unique, old thai experience. It's fun to be on a little boat (I prefer the row boats, the motored ones are not as fun or authentic). The negative part is that practically everything in every stall is the exact same! I bought one thing because I... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have to tell you there is NOTHING left of the original floating market where the local people went. EVERYTHING is for tourists, and there is nothing worth buying, except maybe for a little fruit.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were suggested for this tour by our tour operator and since we heard a lot about the floating markets , we wanted to explore this and get to see the same. But as part of the tour what we could realise is that its just a routine market on a canal , which is not very clean and is... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was here 4 days ago and this is a touristy place - know this now... and although there are many other markets to go too.. this ones super impressive. It is expensive because its mostly tourists. I just loved sitting on the paddle boat and going around the whole place. I bought some mango and that was it. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was just amazing! one of my favourite places in Bangkok ! the energy of this floating market made up of locals making and selling their products- whether it be fresh produce or hand made craftsmenship of souverniors etc the experience is great! Its a must to do - theres another market there also which has more western style... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We where taken by our private tour guide a parking lot with taxis promoting boat trip, elephant safari and monkey show. I had told our guide when booking the tour I did not want to shop or buy food, I just wanted to see it and take photos for 10 minutes. He left us with the fast talking ticket girl.... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

seemed a little "touristy" but great excursion for travelling with kids - it was like nothing they'd imagined! OK shopping in the markets - though the price drops from original quotes if you turn them down, can leave you gasping!

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife is Thai, and we went with her family to show our young kids this floating market. Here's some tips and insider knowledge that I hope you'll find helpful. Yes, this market is definitely now 'artificial' and set up for tourists. There's actually nothing wrong with that, because if you were to turn up at one of the much... More

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Came here on a tour, which was smart considering any time a seller got too overeager, I had the excuse that I couldn't hold my boat up. Groups of you can hire a boat to sail you around the stalls for about half an hour, which will get you around the majority of floating stalls quite easily - most stalls... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After a 1.5 hour ride from Bangkok we arrived at what I foolishly believed was actually going to be a 'floating market'! Little did we know that after a very brief 15 minute circle in a traditional boat through the polluted waters of the canal that we would arrive at a tourist market in the sides of the canal. You... More

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