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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  • Tourist trap. Just don’t bother, all you going to see is souvenirs and people trying to rip you off. It’s not an actual market were locals buy or shop, it’s just for tourists. We went on a half day to...  more »
  • Unfortunately this place has been spoiled by the large influx of tour groups. We had brought some friends thinking it would be 'interesting' and 'different'. 'Boat Tours' were over 400 baht a person t...  more »
  • Rent a motor tail boat with shelter for 1200 baht for a family of 4 without sharing with others. The whole duration is 1 hour long and it bring you seeing the floating market. Must visit during the mo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I was there for a half day tour and enjoyed seeing the concept on floating markets. Many tourists and be sure to bargain for lunch. I loved the coconut ice cream for 50 bahts! Good place to buy souvenirs. We also went on a long tail boat tour and got some great pictures, it lasted for about 15 minutes. Would recommend it!
  • So keep in mind that you're gonna be in a boat, the waster is dirty & you might see done creatures in water but harmless. I suggest that u do not sit on the back but if the boat is going fast then water will splash on you. The shopping is great. You will find women selling ice cream, beer, fresh fruits, juices from their boats which is awesome. Local food is great of your stomach can handle it. You will also see people with their pet snakes or other creatures and take pictures but will have to pay. I love the floating market (been there 3 x's).
  • Third day of my solo travel in Bangkok, tour agent picked me up from Pathmwan hotel for a day of sightseeing. First stop was at the pier to hop into the long decorated long tail boat to cruise via the narrow canals before getting down at this floating market. Eye popping experience, I walked around the shops, then bought some coconut pancakes from the trader in boat and also ordered a cup of coffee from the stall and sat on the bench to continue viewing the water activity while tucking into this breakfast meal. Later, I walked again and bought some spices, the saffron strands and some other and joined the rest at the stipulated spot to get into the awaiting coach to continue with more sightseeing.
  • Yes there are a lot of tourists but I think that adds to the lively atmosphere of the place. I'd recommend a tour it's 400baht includes a long tail boat ride. They take you on a bus out there and it include a quick wander through the train market also which was really interesting, especially when a train actually goes through. When you get to floating markets you pay 150 baht extra to get on a paddle boat where they take you around the whole market. No need to buy anything just take it all in. Buy your souvenirs back in Bangkok where it's cheaper.