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nb: this floating market is traditionally the main promoted tourist markets, however in recent yrs other floating markets closer to Bangkok offer the same cultural Icons, see review Bangkok floating markets




The pioneer of floating markets, Damnoen Saduak continues to offer an authentic experience despite its increasingly touristy atmosphere. According to history around 1866 King Rama IV ordered a 32km canal be dug at Damnoen Saduak. The canal would connect the Mae Khong River with Tacheen River.

Totally chaotic, small 'khlongs' or canals are filled with flat boats piled high with fresh produce, each jockeying for position and paddled by local ladies ready to stop and bargain at a moment’s notice. It's colourful, noisy, touristy, but great fun.

Food vendors fill their vessels with cauldrons and charcoal grills, ready to whip up a bowl of ‘boat noodle’ or seafood skewers upon request. Floating markets are like living museums where you can immerse in the local culture and way of life as it once was before the arrival of global consumerism.  Most people come here on a tour but it really is best done independently if you want to avoid the crowds. It takes place in the morning and tours tend to arrive at 9.30 am, so those who arrive by 9.00am or earlier will have the best experience. This also leaves you free to hire a boat yourself and look around the canals and markets.

  

Opening Hours: 07:00 - 11:00 (every day)  



How to get there
Take a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal (+66 (0) 2 434 5557-8) to Samut Sangkhram Ratchaburi province, 80 km southwest of Bangkok. You can then walk along the passageway to the market, or take a boat to the market pier.

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