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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  • The place sells things with very expensive prices. A dress there was sold 800 Baht, but after a bargain, we can get that with a price of 300 Baht (which I believed was still very expensive). I recomme...  more »
  • We booked this trip through Viator and got a good deal. We were picked up at 6am from our hotel. Luckily for us, the floating market was not as busy and there was no boat congestion. Everything is mor...  more »
  • We hadn’t planned to go to this floating market but instead the Talin Chang floating market which is closer to Bangkok. However, at the hotel they suggested this one. Once outside of Bangkok it is an ...  more »
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  • We were sold the floating market experience for around 2000 baht I think. It was good. We drove in a mini van and stopped at the train market which was really good. The floating market was good but I would recommend not buying the first boat, as the second, better, speedboat is included. It was a good market, but aimed at tourists. Offer half. Pay 60%.. most Important, enjoy.
  • Its a must visit place in Bangkok. Lovely good options on boat, be it simply fruit or a traditional Thai breakfast or lunch. As I could understand in my 9 day visit to Thailand there is not much difference in their lunch and breakfast menu. It consists of rice or noodle with lots of pork, duck, chicken, squid, shrimp. Please ask for pork blood soup in your dish, it tastes great. Thai dishes are essentially boiled and is bland. Just add the spices and sauces and it becomes exotic.
  • If you have time is good to do. Take time to eat Thai food on board or hop off to restaurant. Nice coconut ice cream from floating vendors. Is very touristy but worth the time. Takes about 3 hours or more if you like
  • The floating "market" does not exist. It is merely a string of souvenir shops, all trying to sell you the same stuff at hugely inflated prices (tourist trap). Don't buy the rubbish they are selling as you can find it much cheaper in Bangkok itself, if you really need it. Having said that, the only redeeming factor is the nature in the area, which is actually rather nice. We were there end of October so it was not too busy and the amount of rubbish wasn't so bad. If you end up going anyway, try to barter the admission price. We (the two of us) were asked to pay 2x 2500 baht for our boat. When we refused to pay they eventually went down to 2500 for the two of us. Still expensive but we had already spend 2 hours getting there... In short, go to a real floating market instead! This is designed to milk you for all you've got with you!
  • I actually liked this place. Of course it's a tourist trap, what are you expecting? Offer 40%-50% below the asking price and you can usually buy something for a fair price. The floating aspect of the market is very interesting and even though it is now touristy, it's still neat to see how the floating markets used to operate.

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