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 into our Damnoen Saduak trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Damnoen Saduak.
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  • We went yesterday to the market and were surprised. I didn't check on Tripadvisor before, as there were many others already talking about it. The market is not fully occupied, thus, visiting it... 
    We went yesterday to the market and were surprised. I didn't check on Tripadvisor before, as there were many others already talking about it. The market is not fully occupied, thus, visiting it...  more »
  • I don’t usually leave reviews but if I can save one person from the turmoil I went through just over 48 hours ago over whether or not to visit this market then it will be worth it. We visited the... 
    I don’t usually leave reviews but if I can save one person from the turmoil I went through just over 48 hours ago over whether or not to visit this market then it will be worth it. We visited the...  more »
  • The famous floating market, and unlike others which are standing markets floating on water, this one uses boats to buy&sell.   You go around and stop where you request.  Some sellers have fixed... 
    The famous floating market, and unlike others which are standing markets floating on water, this one uses boats to buy&sell.   You go around and stop where you request.  Some sellers have fixed...  more »
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  • Great place for tourists to visit about 1.5 hrs outside of Bangkok! You can find a variety of food and souvenirs along the river, and most vendors are willing to bargain prices down. Just be warned, many taxi drivers will try to scam you by dropping you off at tour companies about 5 minutes away from the actual market. They give prices starting at 2000 Baht per person for a 2 hour boat ride through the market. Please don't fall for it. If you demand to be taken to the actual start of the market you can find prices around 100-300 Baht per person for an hour boat ride through the market. Absolutely worth the visit, just be careful who you are trusting to take you.
  • Tourist trap, bit of a rip-off, losing its authenticity. Family were really looking forward to this but from the point we arrived to the point we left it felt like a scam - a way of extracting money at every point in the tour. We were sold a tour with an exciting add on to see a unique temple - naturally a premium was added for this! It was a total let down. Paid 5.5k baht when we should have really paid 2-3k for this experience. The tour is a total "set-up", going around the stalls which are run by their "family". Not really sure we were taken to the best places and route. Don't buy anything! Some prices were hiked up ten-fold for the exact items we saw in Bangkok markets. Lesson learned - book in advance, or go with a tour. If you go via a driver recommendation be aware they will not take you to the best place. Shame really. All for paying more and tipping when the experience has been great, but this just left with a very bad feeling.
  • We drove out here from Bangkok and I thought it was worth the visit as I enjoyed the boat ride which was 400 baht for a private boat to take us around in the morning. There was some tourist clothes shops when you get to the area where you hire the boat and places you could buy a bite to eat. But what we enjoyed was just the relaxing slow boat ride around the canals and looking at the different shops along the water. They do take you to a big tourist type shop which has some interesting arts and crafts and tourist stuff there but we did not buy anything. We ended up getting some food and drink off one of the little floating restaurant street food vendors which we both enjoyed. Overall I thought it was reasonably priced for the private boat and the length of time we spent in the canals. You can see my trip here on my YouTube channel The Travelling Social Worker in Thailand where I filmed my boat ride just so you can decide if you want to visit.
  • Beware how you buy a ticket here, at first they will offer you a ticket a person that gonna cost you 2000B second offer 1500B per person and at last we make a deal on 1000B per person, When my friend called me actually they can rent a boat not going to charge us per person. Beware on the first stop restaurant they called, The cashier extra charge us a plate unknown rice that we didn't order. Inside still have more hawker stall and restaurant. No credit card friendly and they do speak some mandarin. Not a best place for souvenirs but mostly all of the lot was souvenirs 😐 The best was the food on the boat was spacial.
  • You can experience a real floating market in in this place.

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