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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to many different floating markets in Thailand. This one is the worst and most boring. Very very touristic and not genuine at all. Selling t shirts, souvenirs and fake watches. Not worth visiting

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Thann, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want to avoid noisy motor boat and too many boat on the river, you need to be there early morning. We arrived at 7:30am and where almost only one to start on the river. Soon after more come and at the end (around 8:30) start already motor boat, and a lot of traffic on the water. We paid... More

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Place a slob but no smell Better to have come across this place before 12 noon If you do not have a lot of traders have gone home If you do not like a slob here do not eat better eating out places If anada pleased to see the original culture Bangkok on trade in a boat you must go... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you need to visit one of the floating market in Bangkok, this is the one to visit. It takes about close to 2 hours to get here from Bangkok city. I booked my tour with Canary Travel for a half-day tour of floating market and Mae Klong train market. Take the boat ride for around 150 - 200 Thai... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We planned our trip from our Hotel and the arranged price for the taxi was ok : 37.5 € for two people for more than one hour drive back and forth. But we were not aware that also the floating market as a sort of entrance ticket since they need to take you with a private boat that costed us... More

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Perth, WA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is completely for tourist but it is fun to be driven around on boats looking at the market stalls, things are no cheaper here than anywhere else but it's a fun day out all the same. 1.5 hours from Bangkok and depending on the mood of the guy on the day you can get it for... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you visit Bangkok you should see the Damnoen Saduek floating market. Drive of 1.5 hours from Bangkok. It is a very different feeling to do shopping even having lunch while sailing on the small boat in the canal. By the way the best time to visit to floating market early morning. If you visit in the afternoon you may... More

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Milan, Italy
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have reached the market on our own with a taxi from Bangkok and paid 3.500 Baht for the boat for the four of us. Once we got there, they promptly gave us a coconut each and we had a seat at a table sipping our coconut and waiting for a boat. The boats keep going and coming driving tourists... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had such a pleasant morning at the floating market. We were amazed to see all the different kind of "shops" on the water canals. It was fun and a new experience for us to buy some of the exotic fruits and souvenirs from the boat-ladies selling their merchandise as well as food and coconut drinks. Although a little bit... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are a family of 5 (16,13,8) and went to Damnoen Saduek floating market. Drive of 1.5 hours from BKK plus 1.5 hours on long tail motor boat Pros: - Different, it's lovely to move at the canals in between local houses - Relaxing, different way of viewing things Cons: - Very very touristic, don't expect to view something that... More

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