Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak
(2.3/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Having to run 1 1/2 hour from Bangkok as having to pay 4000 bat for something which could be done in the actual Bangkok for 1/10 part of the price so you will be a little disappointed. Would not recommend it to others
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  • While some complained the place is too touristy, we thoroughly enjoyed the colorful scenery, local life and this unique experience. We also did the weekend floating market near by the Bangkok city, it...  more »
  • Our family of four loved this place. We loved the atmosphere and took the 1hr speed boat around the waterways as well as through the main market area. There is something for everyone here. Prices are ...  more »
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  • Bit of a rip off. Rivers are quite dirty and they charged us 2000 baht each, not including the cab ride. Food is pretty good but it's all the same stuff, but this time you're stuck on a boat. Nice driver but the elephant riding they offer at the end was also a real turn off (look up why you should not ride Elephants of you're not aware). Worth passing on if you don't have time, or money to kill.
  • Do not go there, its a massive rip off, if u still insist on ignoring the comment below as i have done i urge you go directly to the main market and get the paddle boat. U can get it down to 250bht instead of the tourist trap 2000bht. I managed to get a shortened version of the expensive package for the regular price. Under no circumstance get the 4000 bht package. Better option go to amphawa floating market at around 3 pm. Much cheaper and cleaner.
  • The short long-tail boat ride to the market was somewhat enjoyable. The market itself was quite a disappointment. Extremely touristy. Can't see locals shopping there. Color was of trashy tourist goods rather than of natural produce. Would not recommend visiting here. I believe there are other more authentic floating markets elsewhere.
  • Colurful and vibrant place. Souvenir shopping here should be fine if you know how to haggle. 600 baht product turns to 250 baht if you know what youre doing. I'd say this place is worth going to just for the experience.
  • It is a unique experience to visit this place and spend two hours max. However it is located more than an hour driving if no traffic. It is relatively expensive ture. The boat costs us 6000 bht to take a boat for 2 hrs. The goods there can be founded elsewhere with half price or less