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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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Quite over rated. I think it's more of an experience than actually going there to buy things. Most of the things sold there can be found at many other markets in Bangkok at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quite over rated. I think it's more of an experience than actually going there to buy things. Most of the things sold there can be found at many other markets in Bangkok at cheaper rates, advised by our tour guide. Food at the floating market had flies surrounding it, so didn't wanna risk anything. Much better off trying the ones... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's on any travelers list in the company. Experiencing the marker and the way purchases are done, it was a delight. Just relax and absorb the sights around you!

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Kalimpong, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

u never know when time is passed in floating market, the boat ride is thrilling. u get all the stuff u r interested in purchasing some souvenir for your dear once... fresh food and fruits as if we are buying in local marketss

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awful morning from start to finish. We arranged the tour through a local tourist office and were looking forward to seeing a genuine and authentic floating market...oh how wrong we were! After squeezing like sardines into a van at 7am, we arrived at the market, behind the 789 other vans brimming with other tourists and their selfie sticks. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Worthwhile the effort to go and see this. organised kaos to say the least ..... All souvenirs are over priced so be careful if what u spend and haggle you will defiantly get the same thing cheaper in bkk ..... It was a worthwhile experience to see how this all works ...... Defiantly with a look ....... About 100km west... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's a tourist trap but I went in expecting to take great street photos and I did ! Avoid buying most of the souveniers there as I find that the prices are expensive compared to buying in Bangkok, like in MBK mall. But the food is a great highlight ! The mango sticky rice there was great but make sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Quite a drive from the city, but a fun thing to do! Defintely a "tourist attraction", but we are tourist! It must have been amazing back in the day when it was true market for the locals. It was an enjoyable experience and we would go back and do it again it travelling with others that had not been before.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Got into the cab wanting to go to grand palace but driver told us it opens at 1pm and that he will send us to floating market for a cheaper price. Since this place was on our list, we went ahead. In the end we were told that it will cost 3000baht/pax for the boat. Wanted him to send us... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went on a weekday and there was barely a few stalls open. Boat ride was ridiculously overpriced (4500B for three people). Try to get an all-in tour price instead of just chartering a taxi. Discuss with the boat operator beforehand if you do not want 'detours' such as coconut sugar farm and temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Like Bangkok, the market has traffic jams, just on the water. Still pretty interesting to float alongside the vendor stalls, as well as the floating snack boats. Overall prices are higher than in the city but the selection is better.

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Address: Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ratchaburi Province  >  Damnoen Saduak

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