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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Damnoen Saduak travel itinerary planner.
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  • 20 years ago we visited the floating market and when there were a lot of sellers who offered their wares from their boat or meals. Now again visited the market and there was some changes. Unfortunately it was huge tourist. With a longtailboat we are preceded by the rivers dangers, this was a fun experience, especially because they are very hard. When we arrived at the floating market was a huge chaos to boats. 90% are tourist boats and here and there seller in a boat. Remains a fun visit but I was too busy!
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  • We visited the floating market in damnoen. At least, we thought our taxi driver would bring us there. Instead of that he brought us, and many other tourists as well, to a parking place 5 minutes from ...  more »
  • In Bangkok, amphawa, then renowned for its award-winning market. Bangkok victory monument in the tour you can take damneon stock feels like the market for tourists something billion. The less expensive ones that sell good attractions. There are plenty of boat touts here too
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • During this visit, I could witness the real “art of bargaining” if you show the slight interest in an item or dare to ask the price to one of the stall vendors, then the chances of you buying such item are 98% guaranteed! Thai vendors can be extremely good at persuading you. One of my fellow boat riders ended up buying a wooden craft elephant, for 400 bath, which she only bought owed to the persistence of the vendor (discounted from 1200 bath initial cost) after a ten minutes bargaining “heated war”! which was really entertaining for me to look at. The boat ride through the canals was definitely the highlighted of the whole trip, I really did enjoy it.
  • Save your time, your money, and the animals that work here. Food and gift shops in Bangkok are more real than this. If you want to see what a floating market is buy a postcard of it as it was in the past! No longer a floating market ( at least between 930-11am when I was there in July), its an extinct market with floating tourists buying souvenirs for more money than you'd spend anywhere else in Bangkok ( from what I saw in 5 days here ).
  • Dirty. Seedy waters and seedy people running the operation. Make sure you haggle and don't pay what they ask for the boat ride. It is like paying a department store owner to float you through their own departments. These are not floating vendors, but floating customers (you) floating on a paid boat through filthy water channels and stopping at vendors on the banks of the narrow channel. They saw a party of seven so said no more than 4 to a boat, 2000 bahts for a boat. Negotiated down to 2500 bahts for two boats. Then saw several boats with 7-10 people loaded on each. Vendors all had same stuff you can buy all over Bangkok, at much better initially quoted negotiating price points for items. Middle of nowhere, so if you drive all the way there, you are already tourist-trapped. Our hotel concierge suggested this tour to us, so you might be as well. If so, desist.

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