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Address: Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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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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Nice boat ride but very touristy

The klong ride is cool and amazing. But it is a total tourist trap, it is not really a traditional thai floating market anymore because the vendors are selling a very expensive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Valencia, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The klong ride is cool and amazing. But it is a total tourist trap, it is not really a traditional thai floating market anymore because the vendors are selling a very expensive merchandise. Just go there for a klong ride but do not be tempted to shop, better shop in Bangkok.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

1.A taxi carried us here from Bangkok, back again to city center to get our backpacks and then to the airport for 1200baht, so when bargaining to get here try to spend something less. 2.The tour price (intended for a boat with the capacity of six persons) was 2000 baht, bargaining we got it to 1000 baht,but I think we... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is an hour and a half journey from Bangkok. Once you reach there, there are long tail boats which would take you through narrow canals to the floating market - that 10 minutes ride was simply awesome. Once you reach the market, the scene is quite colourful - vendors selling all kinds of wares on paddle... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not sure if this was the floating market we went to but i think any of them are only out to get your money. It started with a taxi driver offering to take us there and back for 1000THB including a 3 hour wait. I questioned the price but he told me it was 50km away which seemed reasonable. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've booked a half-day Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour for 550 THB which included air-conditioned transportation (hotel-tour-hotel), and fast boat thru Asia discovery. We were picked around 7:15 and waited few minutes for the other participants to gathered together. The travel time from city center to the floating market was more than an hour which included the traffic. We arrive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We came in a group of 9 so we had to take 2 boats and it costs B3000 per boat- which was a total rip off for only 1+hour boat ride! We wanted to go to Amphawa but because it was not opened so we came here. DM is a good place to shop too. Most of the items are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We didn't buy much but the experience was worth going, I would recommend a couple of these if you can to see variations etc

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Maybe our visit was "poisoned" by our trip a week before to the much more authentic Mekong Delta's floating markets in Vietnam. Still, what we found in Damnoen Saduak was tourist aimed market, with little or no interaction between locals. Also, many of the boats and stalls sell tacky "made in china" souvenirs instead of whatever they used to sell... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

10 friends from Penang,Johore & Singapore visited the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on February 2015 during the Chinese New Year celebrations.We arrived very early at about 9am and there was no tourists around except our group.The food market and some stalls were open and the river was quite empty.We all had plenty of time to eat our breakfast and chat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Despite all those negative reviews, i do agreed some of the points. But it is no harm to give yourself an experience. Not all places have this floating market. Yes, it's true that the stuffs here are expensive compared to other places. But you can find awesome mango sticky rice here! It is hot and crowded but i enjoyed the... More 

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