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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took 2h to bus from Southern bus terminal but only 75b per person. We arrived at some place in Damnoen with the water taxi being offered for 300 per person. A bunch of fat and extremely loud women in pin shirts followed us around like mosquitoes and kept yelling stuff like "TAXI 1500B! YOU DONT WANT TO TAKE WATER BOAT... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi tour after our Hotel tried to over charge us with a tour . Find a English speaking driver with a nice car / it is worth it . Busy place with lots of sights and interesting/ tip bargin on every thing

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Damneon Saduak with my family by ourselves without join tour program in Bangkok. As a result it's awful choice. Bus to Bangkok(Victory monument) to Damneon is unpleasantly humbled(about 2 hours distance). Bus stop is in front of Shang Boat pier. I think most of this area(Shang Boat pier) is verged on frauds. There are small mini-bus to Damneon... More

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A must do if this is your first time in Bangkok! The experience was very interesting, although you can buy anything that these markets sell for cheaper in Bangkok! These markets focus on tourists, really bargain if you want to buy something. We told our boat driver to go past the markets and that we would stop him if we... More

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The world famous floating market of Thailand. Farmwives paddle in a banca or "sampan", with their fruits, vegetables, paintings, artworks, spices, and other products for selling. If you want to buy, you must ride one of the sampans too and paddle the length of the canal along with other tourists. Tip... you must have bargaining skills for the prices are... More

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Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This floating market is beautiful. I suggest visitors to go through a local travel agency or local sightseeing tourism companies, otherwise the boat guys will rob your pocket in the form of boat tickets. we took a private boat for 1 and half hour and it costs us 3000 bahts, which is too expensive when compare to tourism groups. Anyway,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went there for a half day tour. The boat ride out there was really nice and saw quite a bit of scenery on the way. The market itself is very tourist oriented. Every single stand was selling the exact same thing (bag of spices, pictures on wood panels, hats, shirts, etc) and the people were very pushy and "in... More

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