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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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We did this as it was something we won't experience anywhere else. It was quite a drive from Bangkok , but we hired a private air conditioned van- so that was good and wise. There... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was simply a delight to be at these markets. We had a little powered dinghy that took us to mingle in amongst the sellers on the other dinghys & stilits and it was just so much fun to see the social culture of the area. On thing to be aware, the prices start pretty high.. go 1/4 of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

On our first day in Bangkok, a taxi driver offered to take us to the floating market for 1000 baht. I thought that's exactly what I wanted to do and what a reasonable price to get us there. We rode for about two hours. As soon as we got there sales people approached us even before we got out of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We did this as it was something we won't experience anywhere else. It was quite a drive from Bangkok , but we hired a private air conditioned van- so that was good and wise. There is a small park just before you get here... More reasonably priced elephant walk as opposed to Phuket. We enjoyed the experience at the market... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful experience to see the way of people living in the river back waters, the site is around 2 hours from the Bangkok city. This market seem to be operative only on certain days in a week, we went through a travel operator. It is completely shopping on float i.e. boat. Buyers have to take a boat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visited this market whilst staying in Bangkok. This meant an early start and a fairly lengthy bus journey, but was 100% worth it. Very interesting to walk around and look at everything the market had to offer, although I would agree with other reviews which say that things were generally more expensive here than elsewhere (even with haggling - make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place was vibrant and alive and totally an experience that must not be skipped while you are in Thailand. It was just about an hour and 45 minutes from Bangkok. This traditional way of selling fruits, vegetables and other food items was exciting as you get to buy exotic and delicious food fare right from your boat. Bartering for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We availed of the floating market tour with Elephant and crocodile show and was a great experience. Enjoyed the boat ride and was amazed with the vendors selling fruits and food. We had breakfast at the stalls in the river bank and enjoyed the Thai coffee and pad thai. Prices in the floating market is not reasonable but still bought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our guide is very helpful in giving us ideas and suggestions what to and what not to try and do while here in this floating market. We tried some of their light snacks esp the fried bananas which my kids and I loved. We did not buy any clothes here as they are priced more than those near our hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

They are by way of these floating markets, trying to maintain the old tradition of Thai shopping. This takes about 2 hours of drive time to reach this place, followed by a journey in high speed boat to take you to this place where they set up a floating market. I would sincerely recommend a visit to this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

from bangkok to floating market is more than 2 hours of travel.. the rent of the boat is expensive too but worth it for more than an hour of boating.. lots of stuff and souvenirs to buy but seriously they are really over price so you have to ask for a discount.. good thing the water dont smell and its... More 

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

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