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Address: Damnoen Saduak 70130, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the one...

Famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets, Damnoen Saduak is the one you’ll find in the tourist literature on Thailand. Bring your camera along to witness the river packed with wooden boats overflowing with fruit and vegetables, which they sell to people standing on land. The scene is colourful and loud; just as you’d expect from a Thai market. Just 100km from Bangkok, it’s best accessed by package tour, which any local tour operator can organize.

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The idea of a floating market was more appealing than the actual experience. Many boats are diesel powered and I felt sorry for the people constantly working there. It is hard to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The idea of a floating market was more appealing than the actual experience. Many boats are diesel powered and I felt sorry for the people constantly working there. It is hard to get good pix of locals when there are so many boatloads of tourists doing the same. The boat drivers are very attuned to any interest you show in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took one hour ride for the boat and they gave us discount for that (we went with a city tour so that's why they gave us discount maybe??) so crowd with the tourists and one of best attraction if u have more time in bangkok!!(it took more than 1 hours from bangkok)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this market on a cool day (23 degrees ) with some rain so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Lots of shops along the canals and also some boats cruising around selling fruit & vegetables as well. Most of the shops had things like souveneirs and food. The boat hire was reasonably priced and quite safe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you want visit any of the floating market at bangkok, here damnoen saduak will be the best choice. i am here for the 1st time and was on boat for 2hours... something different and really having fun. from here you can see the local culture life and really impress. and as well you can get the local foods too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a 1/2 day tour to these markets and they were great. All the colours and food it was just like all the pictures you see in books. Clothing , pictures , handicrafts all at the right price. Happy friendly hawkers , large snakes and fast long tail boats , great day out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a hokey tourist trap. So, do not go out of your way. You can see the pictures on line and avoid wading through the many vendors pretending to sell you bargains. It isquite along ride from central Bangkok.Gave it an average, becuase it is an average hoke tourist place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a mistake by making our own way to the market it cost 2000 baht taxi fare and 4000 baht entry fee which put us off from the start if you book a tour is can be half this cost. The place is very picturesque but is not a working market it is purely for tourists selling over priced... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most popular floating market for tourism in Thailand. That being said - I expected it to be crowded, overpriced, and hot. I visited as a bus stop in route to Sai Yok National Park. About an hour from Bangkok. I have visited more 'authentic' canal markets in Thailand and found much better shopping deals at the Chatuchak... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After hiring a taxi from our hotel Bangkok for 1000baht we thought we were doing well, only on arrival to be made to pay another 2000 baht for a boat ride! There was no bartering it was very much a fixed price. Luckily we had enough to cover it, if not they were going to put us on a moped... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was clearly crated as a tourist trap. The shops line both sides of a small body of water, with two or three boats going back and forth. A real floating market has a mixture of boat people and local farmers selling their wares by boat, and is typically located on a large river or bay.

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