Floating Markets

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebigfella on October 20, 2003

You need to reach Damnoen Saduak early in the morning (before 9am) to take part in the floating markets. We went by tour bus from Bangkok and endured the hour-and-a-half journey over bumpy roads, driven by an ex-stock-car driver having a bad day! The more pleasurable way of travelling would have been by water-taxi or water-bus.

They are called "floating" markets as many of the stallholders ply their wares from wooden canoes or sampans. In addition to this, many of the buying public are transported in a procession of sampans up and down the canals. The markets are very hectic, with hordes of tourists making the pilgrimage every day. This said, the markets still give you a good idea of what trading was like in Bangkok.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Bang Phae-Damnoen Saduak Road
Damnoen Saduak, Thailand, 70120
+66 2 694 1222 (Tour


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