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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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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you need to visit one of the floating market in Bangkok, this is the one to visit. It takes about close to 2 hours to get here from Bangkok city. I booked my tour with Canary Travel for a half-day tour of floating market and Mae Klong train market. Take the boat ride for around 150 - 200 Thai... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We planned our trip from our Hotel and the arranged price for the taxi was ok : 37.5 € for two people for more than one hour drive back and forth. But we were not aware that also the floating market as a sort of entrance ticket since they need to take you with a private boat that costed us... More

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Perth, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is completely for tourist but it is fun to be driven around on boats looking at the market stalls, things are no cheaper here than anywhere else but it's a fun day out all the same. 1.5 hours from Bangkok and depending on the mood of the guy on the day you can get it for... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you visit Bangkok you should see the Damnoen Saduek floating market. Drive of 1.5 hours from Bangkok. It is a very different feeling to do shopping even having lunch while sailing on the small boat in the canal. By the way the best time to visit to floating market early morning. If you visit in the afternoon you may... More

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Milan, Italy
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have reached the market on our own with a taxi from Bangkok and paid 3.500 Baht for the boat for the four of us. Once we got there, they promptly gave us a coconut each and we had a seat at a table sipping our coconut and waiting for a boat. The boats keep going and coming driving tourists... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had such a pleasant morning at the floating market. We were amazed to see all the different kind of "shops" on the water canals. It was fun and a new experience for us to buy some of the exotic fruits and souvenirs from the boat-ladies selling their merchandise as well as food and coconut drinks. Although a little bit... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We are a family of 5 (16,13,8) and went to Damnoen Saduek floating market. Drive of 1.5 hours from BKK plus 1.5 hours on long tail motor boat Pros: - Different, it's lovely to move at the canals in between local houses - Relaxing, different way of viewing things Cons: - Very very touristic, don't expect to view something that... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Floating market in Thailand is a must visit, this market is one of the biggest yet touristed. We took a taxi from Bangkok, ~1.5 hr, dropped us at the boat station for a ride at the canals. there is an option to add more attraction, we took the basic of 1hr basic charge is 2000 baht for the boat, although... More

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Hemiksem, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We let ourselves be persuaded by a tourism agent in BKK to include this on our itinerary while making our waynfrom BKK to Kanchanaburi. In hindsight, I would have much preferred spending the time at our destination, or somewhere else, where it was a less blatent tourist thing. When there's not single local browsing the stalls, you know it's a... More

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Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As some people told us that their visit to this floating market was the highlight of their holiday, we decided to visit this place on our last day in Bangkok, looking forward to see the idyllic painted picture that you see in travel guides and on posters in travel agencies. The deception could not have been any bigger!! After having... More

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