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Explore the canals of the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak

One of the most popular day trips from Bangkok is a visit to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. In former days, the boats used to go past the houses and sell their goods to the people who live there. These days, the market has lost some of its original function and turned largely into a tourist attraction.

After a drive from Bangkok you will arrive close to the floating market. From there you go on a boat through the old village and arrive at the market itself. Here it is possible to join another boat to experience the market from the water. Alternatively, you can walk along the side of the canals. There are several shops along the waterfront and there are a few bridges to cross the canal. They also provide a good opportunity to look down into the boats. It is worthwhile to look closely in the boats as you will find the usual collection of fruits and vegetables, but also some exotic fruits and even some people cooking on coal fire in the wooden boats. Some of them sell traditional Thai arts.

The floating markets of Damnoen Saduak have become very popular with visitors and add a fair few souvenir shops to it, the place turns slightly into a tourist trap as the traditional atmosphere is largely gone. Still, it is a good place to see some of the old customs of traditional Thailand and you can taste a few of the exotic fruits. The place has remained friendly and there are no pushy salesman.

The markets are usually being held in the morning so expect and early drive away from Bangkok. You will arrive back at your hotel early in the afternoon. The tours can be booked at any tour operator in Bangkok. Just shop around to get a decent price. 


Damnoen Saduak travel photo gallery

 
House near the water.

House near the water.

 
House near Damnoen Saduak.

House.

 
Floating house in Damnoen Saduak.

Floating house.



The Thailand photo galleries that are available: Ang Thong national marine park, Ao Nang



 
Waterway in Damnoen Saduak.

Waterway.

 
Damnoen Saduak, Thailand.

Damnoen Saduak.

 
Bridge crossing the river in Damnoen Saduak.

Bridge crossing the river.

 
House along the water.

House along the water.

 



Walkways along the water.

Walkways along the water.

 



Welcome sign, floating market Dumnoen Saduak.

Welcome sign, floating market Dumnoen Saduak.

 
Getting around the canals.

Getting around the canals.

 

Boats with merchants and tourists.

 
The busy canals of Damnoen Saduak.

The busy canals.

 
Traffic jam on the water.

Traffic jam on the water.

 
Classic view of Damnoen Saduak.

Classic view.

 
Canal view.

Canal view.

 
Fruits and souvenirs.

Fruits and souvenirs.

 
The busy waterways of Damnoen Saduak.

The busy waterways.

 
Damnoen Saduak early in the morning.

Damnoen Saduak early in the morning.

 

Looking in the boats.

 
The waterfront in Damnoen Saduak.

The waterfront.

 
Merchandise on the boats.

Merchandise on the boats.

 
Closeup of goods.

Closeup of goods.

 
Parasols in the boat.

Parasols in the boat.

 
Cooking on a boat in the water.

Cooking on a boat in the water.

 
Fruits and vegetables for sale.

Fruits and vegetables for sale.

 
Exotic red fruits brighten up the boat.

Exotic red fruits brighten up the boat.

 
Shopping boats.

Shopping boats.

 
Fruits and veggies.

Fruits and veggies.

 
Boat peddling by.

Boat peddling by.

 
Canal in the floating market of Damnoen Saduak in Thailand.

Canal view.

 
Bridge across the water.

Bridge across the water.

 
Empty boats.

Empty boats

 
Docked boat.

Docked boat.

 
View over the water.

View over the water.

 
The canals of Damnoen Saduak.

The canals of Damnoen Saduak.

 
Boats filled with food.

Boats filled with food.

 
Local boats next to each other.

Local boats next to each other.

 
Boats with fruit on the water.

Boats with fruit.

 
Many people near the water.

Many people near the water.

 
The floating market in Damnoen Saduak.

The floating market.

 
Boats peddling along in the water.

Boats peddling along in the water.

 
Boats filled with fruits.

Boats filled with fruits.

 
Busy waterways.

Busy waterways.

 
Navigating through the water.

Navigating through the water.

 
People being transported around the waters of Damnoen Saduak.

People being transported around the waters of Damnoen Saduak.

 
Fruits piled up on the boat.

Fruits piled up on the boat.

 
Fruits piled up on the boat.

Women with fruits on the boat.

 
Exotic fruits on a boat.

Exotic fruits on a boat.

 
Boats filled with tourists.

Boats filled with tourists.

 
Busy waterways.

Busy waterways.

 
Floating market.

Floating market.

 
Boats in the water.

Boats in the water.

 
Boats next to each other.

Boats next to each other.

 
End of the floating market.

End of the floating market.



Internet sites with information about Damnoen Saduak floating market



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