Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak

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Experience one of Bangkok's iconic areas of trade and culture at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the vendors' long, wooden boats hug the docks and skim across the waters to offer their goods to passersby. The traditional way of selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the area, the floating market has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years, charming foreign visitors and helping the salespeople keep afloat. Bring your camera to capture the colorful and attractively displayed produce, and enjoy the banter of the traders as they row by. Put Damnoen Saduak Floating Market into our Damnoen Saduak trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Damnoen Saduak.
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  • The floating market is said to be a must see when in Bangkok. My family and I booked a private tour guide for our first two days in Bangkok and they adviced us that the floating market is where we can...  more »
  • We have been to Bangkok many times but have not seen the floating market and had a few hours to kill before continuing our trip to our next destination. I would not recommend anyone to go there. This ...  more »
  • If you switch from bangkok you can't do this stage is required, take a boat ride and visit before Christmas by the river and you can buy just nod and the vendors will roll the boat with a stick, but I advise against buying into these places t roppo. and then a visit from above like a normal market and you can even sit and get something to eat. Council sweet potatoes and fried bananas
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  • The floating market is an absolute must to visit. It's an explosion of colour, smells and sights with locals selling their food, fruit and products on long boats down the tiny market canals. Aligning the water are other market traders and cafes selling delicious local food. If you negotiate fairly you can get some great souvenirs. I would definitely return if I get the chance .
  • Nice experience! Don't expect to stay clean. Its fast from the city limits. Get a good driver since you are paying for transportation. You might get a cranky boat guide so if you have people in your boat who don't want to spend money don't take them with you. It is considered a waste of their time. I kind of agree. Great kickoff finds. Just pay attention to what you are buying. They do haggle so if that bothers you don't go.
  • I wouldn't go here the second time. We were offered the 'tour' at the airport when we bought local telco numbers. 2000baht for the bus ride of 14 people. It is a scam. They will bring you to places like the floating market and a mini zoo with nothing much to see. Nothing to see here. The ride is along a large monsoon drain with dirty murky water before leading to a small river. All prices are jacked up. From the boat ride (about rm50 per person) to the things sold by farmers and stall owners. You really have to haggle the price. The coconut ice cream was delicious at 100baht. That is rm12.50 which you pay at hotels!
  • Funny :) Absolutely a place for tourists.. a lot of shops along 2 sides of the narrow river. But they are selling almost the same things! And, you must bargain for each single trade. Overall is good but the river is a bit crowd. I enjoy to see the scenes where never find in Cities! FYI, normal price for soup noodle is just Baht 40. Fried rice Baht 100. Beer is only Baht 60. If seller says the price more than normal price, please negotiate and tell them you know the price ever.
  • It was really fun riding a canoe and experiencing traffic jam on a canal, that I don't see regularly in my home town. But the market failed to impress, I mean when I visited (10am, July2017) only noticed souvenir shop. That does not give the anticipated feeling of a local market, local people buying groceries or fresh vegetables. Probably original market is long gone, what left is a popular tourist destination filled with souvenir shop!!!

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