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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Address: Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Shopping & Fashion
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Owner description: Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Shopping & Fashion
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 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 January 25, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed our trip to this floating market. Of course it is more of a tourist attraction these days than a traditional market for local people, but still well worth of a visit! We rented a boat just for us two, which was great. Bought some lovely fruit and a t-shirt and saw a huge lizard wondering beneath the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Now this is meant only as a tourist destination. But I have been told even the local Thai people get their kids to make them understand this concept on floating market. But for tourist like us it was a nice experience. The wide variety of fruits available there were amazing and also the tender coconut ice cream, was amazing. A... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed and expected a genuine floating market. There were maybe 6 boats there for show, maybe it was an off day. The klong boat tour almost immediately left the other boats and we floated through not attractive canals long enough for them to print our commemorative picture plates. Small market there; nothing very genuine. Of the tours picked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Damnoen Saduak is the most famous floating markets, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. We enjoyed the 1.5 hour boat ride not only saw the main markets but also had more time riding through small channels. We bought some fruits from other boats and took many beautiful photos. It is very touristy but is still worthy to visit. Best in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It's just for tourists, you can find genuine floating markets in other spots, not this one. There is products that are not made in thailand, all the same, and the food is not good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the floating market as a 1 hour stopover whilst going to the River kwai we arrived at 10am and already it was chaotic and the boats were not moving as it was so packed that we decided to shop at the stalls and not waste our time I dont think the costs for the Boat experience is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Went to Damnoen Saduak today, paid the taxi from Bangkok 1500 Bath and the boat 2000 Bath for 1 hour, but hardly to find something very localized such as boat with full of vegetables or boat with full of fruits that I saw in the photos, was only few boats selling foods and slices fruits, left and right are stalls... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One big tourist trap. 2000 baht for a boat for up till 4 people for 1 hour. I was able to negotiate it down to 800, but still way to expensive. You will only see a few vegetable boats for the locals and all other boats and stalls are packed with the same souvenirs as you will find at any... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The floating market was an interesting visit but cost 600B for the boat on top of 600B paid for the tour. A further 600B for elephant ride at Chang Puak where one would raise questions about the well being of the poor animals Thank heavens the railway was free and quite. Overall would not have done the tour if had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The floating market was beautiful and unique, however don't know if it was worth seeing and the cost of it. Getting the boat ride was outrageously expensive, walking around the market would have been sufficient. Also, the prices are 5times street prices and the market floats solely for tourist purposes, no thai people seen at the market "shopping"

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