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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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Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour
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Small-Group Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour from Bangkok

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Expensive attraction. Not recommended

3000 bahts for a 1.5hr boat!!!! Is a tourist trap. Very expensive for a average market. All stuff is excactly the same as you can find in a market in Bangkok. The positive... read more

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

3000 bahts for a 1.5hr boat!!!! Is a tourist trap. Very expensive for a average market. All stuff is excactly the same as you can find in a market in Bangkok. The positive experience is just to do it by boat. The private car from the hotel 2000 bahts so this was the most expensive program during out stay in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in Damnoen Saduak floating market, I thought that the market will have tidy market not much things like floating market as many floating market in Thailand and many place was changed. Here you will still see market that call floating market, you can enjoy a lot of local foods during you on the boat. It is so nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Bangkok then the floating market is a "must do" and Damnoen Saduak is the most renowned floating market in Thailand. If you are expecting for an authentic thai experience, you will be dissapointed because everything is very touristic around there, but still a very interesting experience. In the same tour you can visit the famous train... More 

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First off, I want to say that I ADORE markets.I'm Canadian and by this point had been travelling thailand for over 3 weeks. Just FYI, each 1 CAD= 25 Bath (roughly) Basically every place I visited in Thailand I hunted for a market because I love looking at what they sell and interacting with the locals selling their goods- all... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty much any form of transportation will take you there for free (coming from Amphawa) or a reasonable price if coming from Bangkok, but when you get there is when the "reasonable" disappears. When you get out of the car, taxi, bus etc. you are hounded by touts trying to tell you the only way to get to the market... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our last day on our 10 day Thailand vacation and the biggest disappointment. Most expensive market of our whole trip. The boat jetty was so overpriced. We (stupidly) paid 5,000 baht for the local, major market, the temple and the brown sugar farm. What a joke. Ok, so the brown sugar farm was nothing. We got out and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go for DIY/walking tour instead, don't opt for this one! It is very commercialize and people pretend to live here but those are only props. The area is smelly and 95% of the trip you see people selling souvenirs whose prices are 5x higher than in the city markets. They charge 100 baht for Van from Bangkok to the floating... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My gosh very terrible scam, we rode a bus and it entered a scam pier and we were not allowed to go out of the compound. They will force you to get the boat inside the compound and the girl talking to us is sooo rude. They said 3K baht per person until we ended in 600 per pax. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous trip....live here for ten years so we know how to barter...1/4 every thing they ask for and you'll be about the right price....we found people to be friendly a little pushy.. just be firm with a smile...I have an advantage if speaking a little Thai that always helps

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We contacted a guy from Bangkok that was bringing us to this market by 550Bhats go and back which we thought it was a good price. Once there we stopped in a car park were the drivers would be waiting for the tourits and we would take a boat through some canals to get to the floating market. We were... More 

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