Thailand’s Spectacular Floating Market – Damnoen Saduak!

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Thailand's Spectacular Floating Market - Damnoen Saduak!

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in the Ratchaburi area, about 100 km southwest of Bangkok, Thailand. Where thousands of tourists gather every year. A variety of vegetables, foods & fruits items in small boats! And also a beautiful view of Thai girls selling and buying in bamboo hats. In 1866, the Damnoen Saduak Canal was cut to introduce water traffic between the kingdoms of Ratchaburi and Samutsakhon. The water of this canal also helps in local agriculture.

Many fruits and vegetables are grown here, including Malacca grapes, Chinese grapes, mangoes, bananas, coconuts. And the vendors here are carrying small boats filled with different types of fruits, vegetables, sweets, meat. At some distance, they lined up on the banks of the canal, swimming in front of their eyes. Boat stop shopping, mostly Thai tradition clothes, coconut opening showpieces-lights, fans, different types of head caps, handicrafts, walmats, paintings, fruits, boats filled with daubs are all Elahikanda.

One has to be surprised to see doll-like girls for sale in the shops at the bend of the canals in Nizan Nivrit. Small piers moor the boats to the shops, many coconut trees on both sides of the canal, occasional residential houses, oligli no less, old ladies in their 60s/70s ply the boat non-stop, ferrying passengers Thapki sells. An island-like place full of coconut trees, hanging bottles of palm juice, which is served in glasses of ice for the entertainment of tourists. Tasty to eat. Far and wide you can see temples of various red colored sculptures. There are many types of fish near the temple and you can see their bouncy jumps when you feed them.

You can see traditional Thai houses along the canal to buy goods as you float on the boat. There is also a chance to taste Thai’s own food. The smaller canals that flow out of the Damnoen Saduak are no less beautiful! Boat travel service is available for this. It takes 4 to 5 hours to visit the entire region. Of all the places to visit in the country, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the most photo-optimized.

  • Cost: Boat or boat rental will cost 200-300 baht, and motor boat rental will cost 600-800 baht.
  • When to visit: Every day from 7 am to 10 am, this floating market is bustling.
  • How to go: From Bangkok to Ratchaburi by bus from Southern Bus Stand. The fare will be like 50 baht. Buses leave every 30 to 35minutes from 6 am. It takes about 1.5-2 hours from Bangkok. The package ticket will cost THB1200 including pick up and drop.

 

where will you stay

If you want to stay overnight after visiting the floating market, then you should go to Samut Songkhram. You can live there. Otherwise go back to Bangkok. You will find a wide range of accommodation options in Bangkok to suit your convenience. You can also stay at a hotel overlooking the Chao Phraya River, such as Bangkok’s famous Oriental Hotel or the Peninsula Hotel, or a hotel surrounded by trees and gardens outside the commercial part of the city of your choice.

You will find better hospitality in Bangkok than anywhere in the world. If you prefer to stay in popular nightlife areas of Bangkok like Patpong, Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza, you should book a room at a hotel like Silam Crowne Plaza Hotel or Plaza Athenee on Wireless Road. They will expertly take care of you and arrange for all your needs.

 

Eating and Drinking:

There are Chinese and Thai food shops everywhere in the city. Tom yang kung is a soup made with coconut milk, green chillies, ginger, lemon grass, mushrooms and prawns. Green or red chicken curry with steamed rice with green pierced pepper. Along with raw papaya, mango, lemon juice and green chilli mixed salad. Try the Shark Fin Soup and Bird’s Nest Soup. Sweets made in the shape of small fruits are also fun to look at. Love Rose Apple, Mangosteen.

Thailand's Spectacular Floating Market - Damnoen Saduak!

Some interesting facts about Damnoen Saduak

The Damnoen Saduak is a strange and interesting case, having become a naval republic and an example of tourism and marine life. Following are some interesting facts on this topic:

  • Fun City Tour: The way Damnoen Saduak became a naval city is basically fun and quirky. This floating market is an interesting example of the harbor area being a floating city with a thriving maritime republic.
  • Taste the Marine Life: Marine life in abundance can be relished at this floating market. The taste of flies, hornets, shrimp, crabs and other sea creatures can make your life a fun experience.
  • Ideal Tourist Place: Damnoen Saduak has become a tourist attraction for its marine life, wandering boats and floating markets.
  • Natural Trade System: Damnoen Saduak provided a natural trade system where a variety of goods and sea resources were traded through the river.
  • Overall, Damnoen Saduak is a fun and exciting affair, a great introduction to the country’s great natural and marine resources.

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