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Address: Damnoen Saduak 70130, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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If you happen to be nearby, have a look,but ifnot~don't

This is a hokey tourist trap. So, do not go out of your way. You can see the pictures on line and avoid wading through the many vendors pretending to sell you bargains. It... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rockville, Maryland
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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a 1/2 day tour to these markets and they were great. All the colours and food it was just like all the pictures you see in books. Clothing , pictures , handicrafts all at the right price. Happy friendly hawkers , large snakes and fast long tail boats , great day out.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a hokey tourist trap. So, do not go out of your way. You can see the pictures on line and avoid wading through the many vendors pretending to sell you bargains. It isquite along ride from central Bangkok.Gave it an average, becuase it is an average hoke tourist place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a mistake by making our own way to the market it cost 2000 baht taxi fare and 4000 baht entry fee which put us off from the start if you book a tour is can be half this cost. The place is very picturesque but is not a working market it is purely for tourists selling over priced... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most popular floating market for tourism in Thailand. That being said - I expected it to be crowded, overpriced, and hot. I visited as a bus stop in route to Sai Yok National Park. About an hour from Bangkok. I have visited more 'authentic' canal markets in Thailand and found much better shopping deals at the Chatuchak... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After hiring a taxi from our hotel Bangkok for 1000baht we thought we were doing well, only on arrival to be made to pay another 2000 baht for a boat ride! There was no bartering it was very much a fixed price. Luckily we had enough to cover it, if not they were going to put us on a moped... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was clearly crated as a tourist trap. The shops line both sides of a small body of water, with two or three boats going back and forth. A real floating market has a mixture of boat people and local farmers selling their wares by boat, and is typically located on a large river or bay.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lacks authenticity, very touristy. 2000 Baht per person. I am sure there are other floating markets more authentic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hired a private taxi to come to the floating market. When we were about the reach, the taxi decided to stop by some tour agency for the tour agency to try and sell us an overpriced boat tour to the floating market. How overpriced you may ask? 3500 baht per person for 2 hours. The agency claimed that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't undertand what is wrong with other people saying it is full of tourists. what are they expecting? you are visiting the number 1 visited city in the world!! of course it will be full of tourists. still, we enjoyed the diversity of tourists and found the market to be a local cultural experience on how was their lifestyle... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the market around 8:45 AM, and it was peaceful and tourists were sparse. After about a half hour on the water, motorized boats full of groups of tourists appeared and started darting amongst the hand paddled boats. At the end of our trip we disembarked into a hord of humanity and vehicles parked everywhere. Interesting, but way... More 

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