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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the...
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.
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Not a terrible way to spend a morning in Bangkok

I've been to worse tourist traps so I didn't particularly mind this. I took a relatively cheap group tour from Bangkok to here. Only 2 hours is really needed. I did a 40 minute... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to worse tourist traps so I didn't particularly mind this. I took a relatively cheap group tour from Bangkok to here. Only 2 hours is really needed. I did a 40 minute paddle boat ride around. As a solo traveler, I wasn't sure. I am uncomfortable with the market peddlers pulling my boat towards them but I made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went there as part of the trip to the Bridge on the River Kwai. All costs of the trip on the canals, was included. Be prepared for attack on your senses with the sights smells and the persistent vendors. This is their life so enjoy it. Watch cooking being done in the canoes, taste fresh fruit from the vendors... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we were first taken to a werid tourist peer, where a mean snappy lady told me (after sensing my hestiation to pay her 200baht) that if i wanted to walk then i should go to Chatujak (JJ Market). this infuriated me, there were no way i was going to give her our business. She kept hold of our taxi though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we organised a taxi for the day to take us to the floating market and then onto the rose gardens. it was well worth it as we could take our time. The taxi was a reasonable price. The floating Markets are good fun but you have to bear in mind that they want you to buy (which we did ).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The floating market is about 110km away from Bangkok City. To save all the hassle, we decided to join the tour which cost us about 500 thai bath per person (the price may be varied depending on the package provided by the tour agency). The package exclude paddle boat ride which you have to purchase at the counter for 150... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited Damnoen Saduak after 20 years when I had been there for the first time. It was a shocking experience! There is no more a floating market but an enormous collection of souvenir shops of any kind. Thousands of tourists are transported on boats through the canals but there are no more farmers to be found that are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So one of the things I really wanted to do was visit a floating market. I was so disappointed. They were just selling things that you can get at the markets back in Bangkok. I did however discovered an artist and fell in love with his work. Best part about our trip was where our tour group took us before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked a private package through Bangkok Day Tours which includes floating market, river Kwai, lunch buffet, tiger temple and elephant ride and bathing. For this tour, we were already advised by our tour guide that the prices are too expensive which you can find cheap items at stalls after the boat ride. This is best only for an experience and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There are more than enough stalls there on a weekday and it is less crowded with boats, as the tour buses come in for the massive weekend markets. Go early too - very few boats when we started at 8.30 - many more by 9.30. If you have spare days, stay over in Damnoen rather than going on a day... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The floating market is only good if you want to experience it. , As you take the boat it says 30 minutes for 150 Baht PER person BUT in real fact you're stuck because there are so many boats trying to move its literally at a standstill Most of them sell the same stuff decorations, key chains and spices, yes... More 

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