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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

For the six of us who went, including two children, we were torn on how to rate this. The boat trip included in our tour (a long speed boat that took us around the canals for about 30 mins, not the paddled boats just going from tourist shop to tourist shop) was the highlight and everyone enjoyed it. If that... More

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NSW AUSTRALIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Combined this visit with a trip to the railway market. Went in a row boat around the canals great to see the local life, the rower makes sure they take you past all the stalls, usual souvenir fare. Liked the floating take away boats. Bought mango and sticky rice, put our money in a scoop and then our food was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was picked by agent at 7am from hotel. Reached floating market around 10am. But for experience may pay a visit. Left floating market at 12 noon. Reached hotel at 3pm By then, already very famished.

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durham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

this is the james bond experience, it takes one and a half hours from Bangkok and to be honest its not really worth it unless you`ve done everything else. loads of stalls selling the same old crap. boat ride is ok but the canals are man made concrete channels. it was just ok.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We would not recommend this area to anyone because we felt cheated that we are being forced to pay the boat ride of thai baht 2,000 per boat although it's only 2 of us! We can't even share with others and there's ample space on the boat! Very disappointing..

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My Husband and I arrived at noon on Saturday and we were really disappointed in how quiet and closed down it was. I will assume that when a tour bus arrives things get busy but this was not the case for us. We took the boat and it was reasonably priced but our lady was definitely focused on taking us... More

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Along the river there were stalls and vendors. But what is more interesting are the moving canoes that carried goods for sale. The old vendor was clever enough to elude from another canoe. Goods were mostly farm products transported to this market center. Nice feeling to have been here in this challenging market place. Include this in your itinerary of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities and food. Most visitors who come to Thailand want to visit a floating market and many of them will end up here. For me, may be because of this let me feel that the most for the stuff selling here is expensive and the tourist make... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I took my 84y.o mom and elder sis. To visit Thailand, we came to visit this particular floating market w/c is about 60-90mins rides Away fr. Bangkok./ Hotel front desk staff recommendation when trying to book a tour.and LOVE it !!!, it's one of a kind experience , riding in a canoe and shopping for fresh fruits along the canal..... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We booked a trip to the floating markets with World Travel Service. This is not something we'd normally do, as we tend to do things ourselves, and avoid the whole tour thing as too touristy. While we found the markets to be very touristy, with products you can find at any market in Bangkok, the tour was great. We were... More

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