Floating Markets

Damnoen Saduak Travel Blog

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Like my hat? It doesn't stay on my head very well, so I ended up carrying it more than wearing it.
Today was a very long day! I was picked up around 7:30 a.m. and we headed to Damnoen Saduak to the original floating markets. The drive took about an hour  (it’s roughly 68 miles from Bangkok). When we got to Damnoen Saduak, we were taken by boat to the markets. Along the way we saw monkeys and boys jumping into the water. I bought a print of a monk crossing a bridge in the fog (he’s the only color). The print is divided into three pieces. I also bought some fresh lechees. After we left the floating markets, we stopped at the Royal Thai Handicraft Village where I bought a silk tie for William, a silk scarf, two pashminas, a set of salad serving forks, a wooden stir-fry spoon, and two thimbles (for my sewing friends)…all for about $46! Things are so cheap here…I can get a two hour Thai massage for only around $14 (which I plan to do as soon as I finish blogging).

I met a woman (Selina) and her daughter (Heaven) on the van to the markets. We talked the whole ride there. I wrote down the TavBuddy URL and she's going to check us out when she returns home to California.
jaeWALK says:
oooh you went on a shopping spree! it was my first time to go here also during this trip. i always miss it... because i have a hard time waking up early. but now i just had to! haha
Posted on: Apr 29, 2009
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Like my hat? It doesnt stay on my…
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Boy jumping into canal.
Boy jumping into canal.
Another boy jumping in the canal. …
Another boy jumping in the canal.…
Selina and Heaven
Selina and Heaven
Bowls
Bowls
Green & yellow mangos
Green & yellow mangos
Some boats at the floating market …
Some boats at the floating market…
Damnoen Saduak
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