One-Stop Guide to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market For Your Next Bangkok Vacay

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most popular floating markets in Thailand. The floating market is patronized by locals and tourists alike due to its distinctive and interesting culture. Great food and photos opportunities can be found here! Hence, a trip to Bangkok will not be complete if you never pay a visit to the floating market.

How to Get There?

Damnoen Saduak floating market is located in Ratchaburi province, about 100 kilometers from Bangkok. It can be reached by car around one and a half hour. You may also travel by bus running from Bangkok bus station. However, most of the tourists tend to buy a day tour in order to avoid scam and due to its reasonable price. If you want to save more money and time, it is recommended to join day tour to skip unnecessary routes. The good thing is you will be accompanied by local tour guide well-versed with English which helps you to gain more insight of the local culture.

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When Should You Go?

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market opens daily from 7am to 5pm. It is recommended to go in the morning so that you can avoid the intense heat and long queue. Also, the market is at its liveliest in early morning selling wide array of goods while limited sellers in the afternoon.

What Can You Experience?

Hop on a long-tail boat, a traditional wooden boat from the pier to the market. The journey takes around 20 minutes for you to enjoy the local vibe at the market. You can see both the vendors and patrons busy haggling. You may also hopped off the long tail and went through all the narrow alleys set up with stalls. Take your time to wander around, savour the local delights and take as much as photogenic photos as you can.

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What to Buy?

There are a lot of multi-colored wooden boats along the waterway. The vendors sell wide variety of goods such as bags, wallets, shirts, key chains, handicrafts and etc. All are sold at cheaper prices and bargaining is a common practice here.

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What to Eat?

I’m pretty sure that this is the favourite part for all! The price of food here is very cheap and tastes authentic. There is a wide selection of local foods for you to choose from. Mouth-watering pancakes , mango sticky rice, fresh grilled prawns, Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai and many more.

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You can see stalls selling coconut ice cream and fresh tropical fruits as well. You can have your breakfast here if you plan to come early in the morning. Also, you can visit the local restaurant in the market that serves delectable Thai dishes.

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