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Address: Damnoen Saduak 70130, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the one...

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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Many thanks to other reviewers (especially PierreULU (4 Feb 2016) ). Our taxi driver tried to drop us off at his commission-based drop off point. A lovely young Thai woman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family went to Damnoen Saduak market today as this was suggested by friends overseas. We had heard of the tourist traps there beforehand, but unfortunately, fell into it also. Upon arrival to a nearly empty parking lot with just a few booths (which would be uncharacteristic for a "popular" destination) we were greeted very quickly by a person offering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many thanks to other reviewers (especially PierreULU (4 Feb 2016) ). Our taxi driver tried to drop us off at his commission-based drop off point. A lovely young Thai woman opened the car door to welcome us. It was at this point my husband spoke to our driver and told him this was not the correct location, and we needed... More 

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1 Thank Nicky K
Solothurn, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This market is just a tourist trap. We just have seen 2 or 3 boats who sold something, rest of it are tourists on boats. Don't ever go there.

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1 Thank muesu84
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While we reached there, we been offered 2 options. #1 THB2,000/person for an hour bout tour only, or #2 THB3,000/person for 2 hour tour which adds in 1 temple & 1 fish farm visit. This price for a originally simple & cheap boat tour & in fact very short distance only is too much! So we tried to ask to... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please read the entire story in order to avoid stress, time waste and money waste. I don't want anyone to experience what we just experienced since you are all here to enjoy your time!!!!! Hi there, my girlfriend and I ( Germany / US couple) ordered a taxi-metre from Ratchaburi to this floating market. We originally wanted to go to... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was crowded mostly because of a flood of foreign tourist. No local appeared at this market, except the sellers, tour guides. Some local food was very good and worth to try, but in overall, it was not as cheap as anyone of us imagined. Absolutely not!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good few hours here as part of a tour, was good with a variety of floating stalls in boats. Part of the tour was a paddle boat ride, which was pretty scary as they're quite unstable and especially being over taken by long tail boats zooming past creating massive wakes. I was glad to get off. Local food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were first quoted 2000 tbh per person with a full tour. We then said we only wanted to see the floating market & not the coconut plucking or tiger farm, tried to sell us the 1500 tbh. We still though this was too much as were 9 of us. So we asked for a 45 mins ride & he... More 

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Schaumburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great Floating Market tour. The ride was very enjoyable. Only wish it was longer. We had a chance to shop at the end of the tour and spend time at Stanley Market. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is about 2 hours from Bangkok. Our tour guide mentioned that we will visit a market where locals will sell their produce to fellow locals and of course tourists as well. I didn't get to see that. Local sellers were selling it to the tourists and it is really pricey. Like way expensive. Make sure to haggle well... More 

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