Thailand’s floating markets are famous and something of a cultural symbol so a trip to a floating market is a must on any sightseeing tour to Bangkok, Thailand. At Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you will find many souvenirs and trinkets. The vibrant colours and smells are sure to fascinate anyone and everyone. It makes sense to try and purchase some handicrafts, flowers or fresh produce and maybe even haggle as these too are a part of this market experience. A boat needs to be taken through the canals where it is possible to float up to the other boats and market stalls that sell a variety of things. This market is often crowded with tourists however. But since it is the ultimate touristic experience, the crowd can be forgotten and the place is quite enjoyable.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the attractions added in Bangkok itinerary 3 days. Must visit this awesome attraction.
- You can rent a boat for 300 baht.
- VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DINERS are accepted.
- Amphawa floating market gives a more authentic experience.
- Make sure you bargain for the boat ride and while purchasing goods.
- Ferry is the best option.
- Khun Toi Restaurant
- Khwan Damnoen Restaurant
- Ama Restaurant
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37.94% of people who visit Bangkok include Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
69.31% of people start their Damnoen Saduak Floating Market visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
90.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
This place was really cool. A van picked us up from our hotel in Bangkok and we rode in a long boat to get here. There are a lot of vendors here in the water and on land. Our tour guide bought us some treats which were really interesting and yummy. I recommend visiting if you have time.
The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of the largest floating markets in Bangkok. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colourful scene that has been captured by photographers around the world. Highlights: It’s best to take a trip early in the morning to see the market at its busiest and most colourful. Hire a long-tail boat and make sure you bring your camera to capture this quintessential image of Thailand. It is also worthwhile exploring the nearby canals to gain an appreciation of how the locals live.
$4000 (price for one boat) to get on the boat with motor. The whole tour is about one hour. I heard the paddle boats are much cheaper. Our driver said the paddle boats are for 15 mins only, maybe that's true. Lots of people so I think you have to wait for a long time. If you want the experience, get the paddle boat. If you want to get to the riverside shops and more floating boats, you have to get on a boat. Make sure you bargain for any merchandise. It is an experience to try once a life time. If you are fine with the price, 4 star. If you are on a budget, 1 or 2 star.
Very colorful market of various stalls on the shore of the canal accessible from boat or land. Many different shops to choose from. Everything from silks and fabrics to food to hand crafted items. Be prepared to be pulled into multiple stalls by the market folk. They are very nice however and not overbearing. Haggle for everything, it's the culture. They don't feel good about the sale if you don't negotiate down. Enjoy!
This market is very popular. It is crowded with both tourists and locals. It is a amazing floating market where both the vendors and customers interact on the boat. Customers can take a ride on the boat and enjoy foods and drinks on the boat. It is very noisy and hot during the daytime. So, I would recommend you all to visit early in the morning or in the evening. Wear comfortable thin cloths. If you are wearing full jeans like I did during my trip, it seems very tricky during such a burning atmosphere. Empty your belly before your trip. There are varieties of mouthwatering foods, drinks and desserts waiting for you all. Time of travel: September 2018