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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Address: Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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Type: Flea & street markets, Bodies of water, Shopping & Fashion, Nature & Parks
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Owner description: Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Bodies of water, Shopping & Fashion, Nature & Parks
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 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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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Terrible experience Long drive from Bangkok - Aggressive and overpriced. Extremely unwilling to barter and you are trapped by the longboat at a little stall. So you are directed by the boat driver. Boat trip on the larger canals and the singha beer every 30 mins was the only highlight. There are others that are better.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Too far away from city center. It takes 1.5 hr if no traffic jam. We encountered an accident on our way back, so it took 2 hrs from it back to our hotel. The taxi for 2 ways is about 2000 baht. You can hire a boat there. It costs 2000 baht for 1 hr and 3000 baht for 2... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was definitely a "Tourists only" zone and hence very unauthentic. Although I can now say I've been to a floating market, I would strongly suggest going elsewhere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This place is swarmed with tourist regardless of which day. The river banks are nicely done up that it look unreal and deviated from the traditional river banking construction. Food prices are alright and lots of souvenirs to browse regardless if they are on land or floating along. This was intentionally recreated and spruce up for the tourist, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, this is a place for tourists to go, and yes, it's highly touristy. However, it was just fun to see. We had a great boat ride through the canals and then got to the market and got to see all the boats "performing" their selling and cooking. Yes, I know it's highly touristy, but I wanted to see it... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When we were in Bangkok, we took a drive out of the city and went to the floating market one day. It was our favorite thing from our time in this area. We paid for a whole package that also included an elephant ride. The boat ride was very relaxing, the shopping was a unique experience (although all of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Don't be disenchanted by the initial store-built Markets that the visitor must work through to get to the actual canals & market place. Even though this is VERY tourist orientated, it has seriously attempted to keep the charm of its origin. Remember a tourist equals MONEY so the market is geared to try to tease a few Dollars, Pounds, Baht,... More 

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Dongguan, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I've been there 3 days ago (22 February) by mistake. We wanted to go to the Amphawa floating market but we've been scammed by a taxidriver who told us that it was the same. He dropped us out in one of the areas close to the Damnoen Saduak market saying that it is the same market and the boat will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The long bus ride here was worth it for the experience of rowing through canals and canals of shops. While the merchandise gets repetitive, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you're better off with, especially if you can't make the time for a weekend trip to the more authentic Amphawa. Really quite fun to bargain with calculators, get your boat pulled... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

OMG what a monumental waste of time and money. I'm writing this review to help save future travelers from wasting their time and money as well. I have to say, this was one thing I didn't read on tripadvisor before doing, and that was my mistake. There is NOTHING authentic about this place. NO locals will be shopping there, it... More 

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