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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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Yes...it is a tourist trap

Although this place is a tourist with stall after stall selling the same mass produced items, you can get some cheap soup to eat in the boat for about $1.60, fresh coconut juice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Just save yourself the trouble and avoid this place, maybe go to the other floating markets, its nothing special anyways. Ugly concrete wall runs all around the canals, the smokes from the engine exhausts can be literally suffocating. Items are triple their real price and every store sells the same stuff. People there are not friendly and just looking at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Although this place is a tourist with stall after stall selling the same mass produced items, you can get some cheap soup to eat in the boat for about $1.60, fresh coconut juice and fruits. The highlight which really isn't entirely unique but great for it being my first time was handling some 12 foot long snakes. For 400 baht... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I've never seen anything like it before. Streets are made up of water and the only form of transportation they have are boats. Food are quite good. As expected from a local thai dish. Some of the vendors are old. It's admirable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is a rip off. Nothing authentic about it. If you want to see the same crap which sold in shops and pay 1500bt minimum also 1000bt each way in taxi. Keep away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, surreal, fascinating, unique - I just cannot describe the experience of the floating market. Seated in a long boat, we travelled the waterways and canals to reach rows and rows of stalls built on the water. We also saw long boats selling all kinds of touristy staff. We bought magnets, coconuts and mangos. A delightful experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

got a local meter taxi to floating market..on arrival they tried to rape me with a 3000 baht each price to enter the market. I refused and ordered my taxi to take me home..i got let in quietly for 500 baht each..quiet boat ride. great beautiful flower and fauna. markets are bustling for completion and business. got some great wood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Decide how much money you are going to spend before you go. The fun is in the haggling. Let the vendor name the last price so no one "loses face". Fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Floating market is a must visit location when visiting Thailand. Despite all the scams happening and the many warning from others, I have decided to go with a tour. I purchased a private tour to bring me from my hotel to the floating market and had great experience without getting scam. In fact this is the highlight of my trip!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

During our tour in The Grand Palace, a taxi driver offered to bring (4 of us) for only 1000 Baht to Damnoen roundtrip. We took the offer and the overpricing starts upon arrival. We were priced 5000 for the boat and 4000 for the elephant ride. After a long haggle, the ticket seller agreed on a total price of 7000.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visiting Damnoen Saduak floating market 100km south west is an experience we will never forget.We set aside half a day to travel to/fro Bangkok to the village. People do their buying and selling on boats. To maintain peace and quietness, there is a curfew 6pm-6am for all motorised boats.People sell all sort of souvenirs from little ear rings, silk material... More 

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