Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok
DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET, THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
A trip to Thailand will not be a complete one if you will not spend some time visiting a local floating market, this is what most tourists have to say. One of the most well-known floating markets very near in Bangkok, Thailand which you may opt to visit is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It’s not such a close distance (approximately 100km) from the City did not become a hindrance for all people to visit the market, this is for both the locals and tourists alike.
The long maze of the canal or locally known as khlongs may be reached if you’re riding a boat. All you have to do is join the market tours available for a lower price. You have to be a little more patient since you might be around 6 to 8 in a boat. But if you are looking for a more personal experience, you may also opt to rent the entire boat for yourself or your group. This may be more fun and comfortable on your part.
Now that you are ready to do some strolling around, you will be greeted with vendors on boats. These female vendors would most of the time wear a blue farmer’s shirt or locally known as mo hom, paired with a straw hat which they call as ngob. You will see them around the canals and rivers riding the small wooden boats which they call as sampans. Here, you are now able to approach one boat to another and inquire about their products.
As you wander around Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, I am pretty sure that your attention will be called by the number of fresh produce which were organically harvested from their respective farms. The vegetables along with the fruits are just picture-perfect, making it ideal to attract more and more tourists to visit the place. If you would like to maximize your stay here, might as well arrive early in the morning, probably around 6:00 in the morning. The market tends to be filled with people at around 7:00 am until 9:00 am. Thus, expect a busier market until the middle of the afternoon.
How to get to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand
Several options of going to Damnoen Saduak Market:
1.Book at TakeMeTour.This is the most practical as the tour includes pickup from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, lunch and your motorized boat at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You can book your trip /or to just look at the price and the itinerary which includes several tourist attractions on this link – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Railway Market, Wat Bang Kung
2.Public buses leaving from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Damnoen Saduak
3.Hire a taxi from Bangkok
Since options 2 and 3 are DIY, you will need to hire a boat on your own the moment you get into the floating market. On average, the usual price for a motorized boat could cost about 2,000 Baht (61.83 USD)per boat.
The budget for this Tour
USD 55.51 x 2 adults @ USD 111.03, Plus Booking fee and tax @ USD 22.21
Discounts (you must take note that TakeMeTour does give discounts from time to time).
Inclusions for this trip is private car service (to and from your hotel in Bangkok) with an English tour guide; lunch and boat rental, Accident Insurance
Book this trip at TakeMeTour here – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Railway Market, Wat Bang Kung
Travel Itinerary, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand
07:00 – Hotel Pick Up (within Bangkok Area)
09:00 – First Stop is the exciting Maeklong Railway Market (Rom Hub Market). This is an exciting market where vendors sell their fresh produce on the railway. See how vendors secure their products the moment the train pass by and how they quickly bring it back.
10:00 – Experience Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This floating market is an old trading venue of the locals since the 19th century. Since this is a special tour, you will be riding your own motorboat along the canal. While exploring the place you can buy some fruits and other delicacies from the local vendors.
11:30 – A quick visit to the Wat Bang Kung. This fascinating historical temple has an old ordination hall covered with a Banyan tree and Bodhi tree.
12:30 – Still included in the tour is the lunch which will allow you to try some of the best seafood and mackerel dishes which is one of the primary products of the place.
15:30 – End of the trip and the guide will bring you back to your hotel.
More Photos at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand
Coconut is abundant in the Province of Ratchaburi where the floating market is located. Coco sugar made into these candies are famous delicacies which you can sample when visiting the place.
The blogger at the Railway/Umbrella Market waiting for the train to pass
Vendors at the Railway Market
Wat Bang Kung
Enjoying Thai dishes with my tour guide
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