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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited as part of a guided day tour with Thai Private Tour Guide. Our guide TJ arranged for us to have a paddle boat tour - there are motor boats but these are very noisy, cause lots of pollution and are actually only allowed on the waterways due to corrupt officials and their bribes! The market itself is bloated... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Heard a lot of a things about it..but couldnt impress me that much.. we reached there very early in the morning..price of everything is too too much..our guide warned us about it & told us to cut the price as much as 70-80% of the asked one. we tried the Pad thai there which was pretty good..but again it was... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Bangkok for 3 years now and have taken about 6 trips to the Damneon Saduak floating market, the 6th being the trip we undertook yesterday (Oct 20, 2014). But every time we went, we observed some decline in the over all quality of the experience. On earlier trips, we felt a rise in pollution and noise from... More

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

food, drinks, clothes, accessories, decorative items, footwear lost of things are available to buy but they bargain a lot sometimes even 50 per cent. Visit the place, enjoy fruits and drinks and shop only if you find something very attractive.

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Kadimah, HaMerkaz, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

When we visited the "floating market" we found out that most of the vendors in the Damneon Saduak floating market are not "floating" - but are located on concrete foundations at both sides of dirty tunnels that form the market. Only a very small part of the market was populated by vendor boats. The market is dirty and the trip... More

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Would suggest one to start early for floating market as by 1 it starts to close down.The boat would cost from 1500-2000 baht and would suggest a motor boat.Its an awesome experience as you have never experienced it before . Many shops on the boat and on the banks ...but frankly i felt it was costly so didnt buy anything... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What i love about floating market are there is no weird smell from the canal and you can bargain a lot. Only the weather is too hot. U need to wear cap.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I asked the taxi driver to give us a quote for a visit to the floating markets, the palace and drop to the airport. Was very happy with the TB1600 quote until we arrived at the boat operator office who wanted to charge TB1500 pp for the one hour ride. We subsequently found that you drive right up to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went there with high expectations of what it would be like, and I felt disappointed. The river/canals were dirty and a lot rubbish. But it was a nice experience but I probably won't do it again. They mostly sell souvenirs, little nicknacks and food. Arriving just after midday, I felt most shops were closed. Our boat, that we rented... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Sellers selling on boats and I was on different boat going from one shop to another. A different feeling and a real touch with culture.We booked a tour to get there, it is in fair bit of distance from the city but definitely worth travelling. Market is a normal like what villages people grow and sell but you get some... More

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