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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day...
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Bodies of Water, Shopping
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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Little remains of the original floating market. Apart from a few fruit and food sellers the market is full of tourist paraphernalia and a lot of the selling is now from stalls along the edge of the canals. Some bargains to be had as long as you negotiate hard, in most cases paying a third of the asking price. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Julian, Australia: I visited these markets in 1991 when locals were selling produce to each other in the canals, there were people cooking and selling fried banana in their boats. I returned with my wife and kids in 2014 expecting a similar experience, but was understandably disappointed to see that it had become all souvenirs and t-shirts - no fruit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, if you have not done this tour before. Only 1/2 day but very enjoyable, even though an early start and go on the boat ride to get close the the vendors, such fun.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and myself were ripped off by the hotel tourism counter and the boat organisation.this journey totally spent me in bath 5000.bath 2000 for private car driver,it is quite reasonable because the distance is quite far away from Bangkok city. But the hotel tourist driver was told no extra charge for this journey before we pay.we never told that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Purchasing food from boat vendors as we drifted along was so much fun. My faves were the garlic sausage, noodle soup, and fresh mango and rose apple. Life is all about experiences to me. Yes, in the end it's just a boat with shops on a canal; however, the experience was priceless and something some will only ever see on... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Tacky souvenirs, overpriced boat ride. That sums up the experience. Highlight must have been the coconut pancakes which kept the kids happy till we got off. Give it a miss unless you've absolutely nothing to do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A 2 hr drive outside Bangkok. Beware of scams and bargain hard. Prices are inflated Not a lot a fruit and vegetables seem to mainly cater for the tourist trade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fun half-day trip but it is over 1hr outside Bangkok so better to go on a private tour so you don't spend 3 hours picking people up before even hitting the market. Otherwise, we loved the jam-packed canals and people selling the same old stuff from one stall to the next. A fun and different experience. ALWAYS bargain and bargain... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Took taxi from BKk for the day for 1800 baht ($60) with friends to the Damneon Suduak floating market. After long 2 hour drive we pulled up to a parking area where they told us we had to pay another 2000 baht ($67) for just one hour for a long boat to access the market. With no other option we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a must see if you are in Bangkok. It is a short drive from the city and an attraction that can be viewed from the land as well as by being in a boat. Be very CAREFUL however of the scamming boat companies as there are multiple rates for boats. The one our driver took... More

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