Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Bangkok Reviews

shafieq shafieq
15 reviews
floating market, very unusual but a bit overpriced Sep 05, 2012
he place is totally for tourists. You could barely see any local people shopping in the market. But I think its still worth the visit, for the experience.

When we went there, the weather is very hot. The paddle boats doesn't have a roof or cover, so if you're very afraid of the sun, bring a hat or umbrella. The paddle boat ride takes about 40 minutes.

For "shopping", you really have to bargain hard!!! A 900 Baht wood souvenir could be bargained to 200 Baht, maybe even less!

We tried their coconut ice cream there, it was quite good and refreshing. Costs you 30 Baht each. I think it is worth trying, specially with the hot weather.

overall, a very nice place to visit, try to get on a boat and cruise the river.
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zajoryn zajoryn
8 reviews
Tourist floating Market Nov 11, 2009
I always wanted to visit a floating market in Thailand, i knew that the one in Bangkok is really small and not worth it. So i took a tour to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and had the experience i was looking for. Now, something is really bad about it, just tourists and souvenirs for sale. No more of the vegetables and local products to sell there. A little disappointed i think. All souvenirs very expensive also.
gibbythailand gibbytha…
3 reviews
floating market Dec 23, 2009
As a lots of food especially seafoood..you must try mussel and enjoy nightlife and home stay in nurseinn..so cheap and clean too
travelman727 says:
This floating market sounds wonderful... and tasty :-D
Posted on: Feb 07, 2010
Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
The colorful turn-out ! Aug 26, 2008
I believe is the top 5 highlight of Thailand .

I don't think so someone want details for this review .

I upload some photos and as the proverb say , one photo thousand of words :)

I will try to describe just what I saw .

The most funny thing was the trip boats because most of them had a toyota car engine 1600cc , but was very strong in the small and thin canals of river .

Many different colors and strange faces around me , try to sell everything from fruits to hats and souvenirs .

It's a fantastic cultural show .

Some far away from Bangkok almost 80km ,we rent a taxi (with taxi driver of course :). ) for a day but be worth it :)

Nice remembers from my this sort trip :)
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lovely-P lovely-P
2 reviews
Back to Thai classic life at Samutsongkram. Sep 08, 2008
This is my second times in Samutsongkram,a small province near by Bangkok,which are popular--calm--and feeling in Thai traditional life.

Amphawa is a name of one city in Samutsongkram Province,which has got a famous sightseeing called 'Amphawa Floating Market'. As a floating market in Thailand,but Amphawa is different because there's an evening market which located in a calm town,rounding with naturals such as river,canels,homestay,temples,...,etc.In floating market you can enjoy with Thai desserts and seafoods,souvenirs,...after that you can taking boat to see a firefly.Along two sides of the canel you will feel about Thai living and relaxing, very fantastic!!!

If you want to leave a busy life,big city,pollutions,...

I recommended Amphawa!
jaaf jaaf
14 reviews
Nov 06, 2007
Damnoensaduak is believed to be one of a well-known and an attractive travelling sites. Historically, Damnoenssaduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV by the military men and the people of Rajburi, Samutsakorn and Samutsongkram Province directed by Phayasrisuriyawong, the minister of Defence. In those days without rivers and canals, transportation was almost motionless; King Rama IV with his great concern over the country's future economic growth, he finally had the canal dug to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together. Nowadays Damnoensaduak is one of a provincial district of Rajburi Province. Most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another.The majority of this people are agriculturists. They grow several different kinds of fruit and vegetable for examples oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbages, bean, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoensaduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around. More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it to get water to splatter their land. Moreover; these small canals also become protitiouus ways of taking their agricultural products to the markets in neighbouring provinces and Bangkok. Day in and day out from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundrreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they purchase are particularly food, fruit and vegetable which mostly brought from their own orchards.

They usually travel on their small rowing boats. however; today the long-tailed boats pushing by engine become very popular. People tend to use them instead. Anyhow because of the shortage of fuel today long-tailed boats are quite unavailable compared to a few years ago. Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi about 110 kilometres south of Bangkok or approximately 2 hours drive depends on trafic conditions..About 2 hours by car outside Bangkok city center How to Get There By Bus: There are public buses both air and non air-conditioned leaving from the Southern Bus Terminal. Pinklao-Nakhonchaisi Rd. for Damnoen Saduak every 40 minutes from 06.00 hrs. onwards. Fare is around Baht 49 (one way) for air-conditioned (tel . 435-5031) and Baht 30 for normal buses (tel. 434-5558). The most suitable time to be at the market is from 08.00-10.00 hrs. By Car: From Bangkok you can take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Rd.) and turn left at Km. 80 for another 25 kms. along Bangpae-Damnoen Saduak Rd. Arriving at Damnoen Saduak, you can either walk on the passage along the canal on the right hand side or take a both at the pier nearby to Floating Market area at the price of Baht 100 per person.
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free08 says:
Such detailed info, thanks.
Posted on: Feb 06, 2009

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