You’ve probably heard of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market before. It’s only the most famous floating market in the world. Located in Ratchaburi Province, a bit off 100km from Bangkok, it is a popular day-trip destination for many.

Like any other market, the merchants at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market sell a good share of produce and goods from their wooden boats. What’s more, they open at around 7 am only to close in a matter of hours, usually around 12~2 pm, once they have sold their day’s worth. That’s why it’s best to get there before 9 if you don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Nonetheless, a morning here will take 3 hours at the most, which will leave you with an afternoon free to explore the rest of Thailand!

With 3 unique themes prepared just for you, join us as we guide you through the best Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tours!

1. Hopping Around Markets

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is probably the most well-known market in Thailand but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay the other markets a visit – Maeklong Railway Market and Amphawa Floating Market in particular. Also, they’re not too far from Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to visit afterward!

1) Maeklong Railway Market



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If you’re up for a day of market-hopping, Maeklong Railway Market is one you should definitely drop by! Though dubbed “the world’s most dangerous market”, it’s not as perilous as the misnomer suggests. Right through the center of the market runs a train, giving vendors a mere three minutes to move everything off the tracks. You’re probably thinking, “How do they move everything in time?” Well, I’m curious too. At times, however, they just clear the tracks sparing only the bare minimum amount of space needed for the trains to pass. Luckily, the train passes by very slowly, only six times a day, saving them from all that hassle. Despite selling quality produce and goods like any other market around, hundreds and thousands seek out Maeklong Railway Market just to witness this amazing spectacle!

If you’ve got time to spare, make sure to go on Trazy’s one and only Maeklong Railway Train Ride Tour into the market. Riding the train into Maeklong Railway Market will be a completely different yet unforgettable experience compared to just watching it pass by from the sidelines. This much-loved tour will undoubtedly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all!

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Railway Market Half-Day Tours

👉With Train Ride into Maeklong Railway Market👈

👉Without Train Ride👈

2) Amphawa Floating Market



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Are you going to be in Bangkok during the weekends? Well, if you happen to be, make a stopover at Amphawa Floating Market. As one of the less-touristy destinations around Bangkok, visiting this market will be a great opportunity for you to get in touch with a more authentic Thai cultural experience. Open Fridays to Sundays between 2 pm to 8 pm, unlike most floating markets which are open during the early hours of the day, this makes Amphawa Floating Market the perfect pit stop for an evening of relaxation whilst enjoying the magnificent riverside views. To add to that, It’s only a 10-minute drive from Maeklong Railway Market so, give the Amphawa Floating Market a visit if you are looking for a unique experience.

👉Floating & Railway Markets 1 Day Private Tour👈

2. Stepping Back in Time

A country with a rich culture and long historical past, Thailand is home to many prominent historical sites that still remain intact, serving as reminders of their past. Especially as a nation rooted deep in Buddhism, you’ll be able to find many aspects of Thai culture as well as architecture influenced by this religion. So, take a moment to relive the past of Thailand by visiting the many historically meaningful locations throughout Thailand after a trip to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

1) Ayutthaya


Once the largest and wealthiest city in the world, Ayutthaya was an international trading hub, attracting merchants from all over. However, this came to an end when the Burmese razed the Ayutthaya Kingdom to the ground ending in its downfall. Now, all we’re left with are ruins of what used to be a magnificent kingdom. Despite this, the remains of Ayutthaya never fail to impress those who set eyes on it. Explore the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by visiting the ancient Buddhist temples such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Mahathat, some of which date back more than 600 years. Experiencing the culture of Thailand at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and history at Ayutthaya will have you on the ultimate day tour around Bangkok!

👉Explore the Ancient City of Ayutthaya👈

2) River Kwai Bridge



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Walk across the historically-significant bridge over River Kwai. It partially owes its fame to the Oscar-winning film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” for which it served as inspiration, though many confuse it for the actual bridge that was featured in the film. For this reason, this part of the river was renamed Khwae Yai, though still known to many as River Kwai. The River Kwai Bridge is most notable for being a part of the infamous “Death Railway” which was built in 1943 by Prisoners of War during the Japanese Occupation of Thailand. There was actually one more bridge, a wooden one, but both were destroyed by bombings, rebuilt again and again which resulted in the death of thousands. The River Kwai Bridge that now stands serves as a reminder of this dark past. Pay a visit to this historic bridge and learn more about the stories behind it!

👉Cross the River Kwai Bridge to Discover the Past Behind it👈

3) Bangkok Old City



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What about a history lesson on the city of Bangkok itself? With a history of more than 300 years, the capital city of Thailand has its own fair share of history to share with the world. The Royal Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are probably the most representative reminders of Bangkok’s beginnings as the capital city of Thailand. The Royal Grand Palace has served as the official residence for the royals of Thailand ever since 1782 when it was first constructed. The Wat Phra Kaew, otherwise known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, located within the walls of the palace, was completed just two years later. Home to the enshrined Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew is one of the most significant and sacred wats in all of Thailand. So, hop on the Bangkok Old City tour after a visit to the market!

👉Learn about the History of the Old City of Bangkok👈

3. Taking a Walk in Nature

You can’t leave out the scenic natural wonders when it comes to Thailand, can you? Thailand isn’t just the Land of Smiles but also the Land of Beautiful, Scenic, Picturesque, Charming, Photogenic, Stunning Wonders. You get the picture, right? It’s known by many for haboring hundreds of beautiful islands, 1430 islands to be exact, such as Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi. However, crystal blue waters aren’t only found by the beaches but, rather surprisingly, inland!

Erawan Waterfall



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On the grounds of Erawan National Park lies one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand – Erawan Waterfall. This seven-tiered waterfall is certainly one of the highlights during one’s trip to Kanchanaburi Province, especially in terms of aesthetics. The clear blue waters and cascading waterfalls amongst the lush forests give it a mystical touch, almost as if it popped straight out of a painting. What better way to spend an afternoon in Thailand than by enjoying lunch next to this picturesque scene and then going for a dip in the aquamarine waters!

* Entrance fee for foreigners: 300 baht (adult), 100 baht (children)

👉Go for a Refreshing Dive at Erawan Waterfall👈

+ Bonus) Coconut Brown Sugar Tour

Feel the good old vibes in this most traditional tour as you visit a local Thai family and watch how they make coconut brown sugar using traditional methods!

Don’t just visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market while you’re in Bangkok. First of all, choose a theme – Hopping around markets, Stepping back in time or Taking a walk in nature. Now, all you have to do is pick a tour that suits you best and head out on a day packed with excitement and adventure. There’s so much to do and see!

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Roberto Faccenda from Canale CN, Italy

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