Join a Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour for the picturesque view with real Thai local scene.
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Today, we want to share our travel review and tips for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour, the biggest and most famous floating market in Thailand. If you want to experience the local life of Thailand, visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a great way to do it.
Located in the Ratchaburi Province, west of Bangkok, the market is 110 km away from the downtown area of Bangkok. Getting there with public transit is very challenging so taking a day tour is popular for tourists.
We hope this review on Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour will help you to decide which tours to go with. 😘
1. Departing from Bangkok in the morning
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market closes early in the afternoon. So, no matter which tour you choose, you will have an early morning.
Some tours don’t offer a pick-up service to your hotel as they have a meeting point in the downtown Bangkok instead. But since you have to start your day early for the tour, it is recommended taking a tour with a pick-up & drop-off service to your hotel.
Trazy’s Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour includes pick up & drop off services to your hotel, so you don’t have to worry about the traveling part at all.
2. Taking a long tail boat to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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Depending on which tour you book, you might get to visit a local coconut sugar farm and see how they make coconut brown sugar using traditional methods. It is a cool little stop that you can try many coconut product samples such as coconut sugar and coconut snacks. Also, you can buy some souvenirs here.
After the quick stop at the coconut farm, you will take a long tail boat ride through Ratchaburi Province and explore the local floating village and a fruit plantation on your way to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
This is a nice and secluded boat ride whereas Damnoen Saduak Floating Market itself is full of “long tail boat traffic”. So, it is recommended to take a boat from the outskirts of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and enjoy exploring the real local scenery.
3. Exploring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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After a nice boat ride through the local floating village on the way to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you will arrive at the famous floating market that we’ve all seen many times in pictures. Once you arrive at the market, you are free to roam around on your own, watching traditional vendors selling interesting things from local foods and fresh fruits to art & crafts and souvenirs. You can try some of the local cuisines, freshly cooked off from the stalls at the market!
As you can see in the picture, it’s very crowded and the boat traffic is very heavy in the market. So, it can be better just to walk around the market and take some nice pictures instead. It is truly a photographers’ dream here.
4. Returning to Bangkok from Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
Once you have enjoyed the floating market tour you will be returned to your hotel. Since you start the tour early in the morning, it will only be 2pm when you are back to the city and you still have a whole evening to spend!
If you’re interested in visiting the Royal Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple as well as the floating market, check out this tour.
You can visit Damnoen Saduak floating market, Royal Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) in one day with this tour.
If you want to reach out to Kanchanaburi province as well while visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, here’s a join-in tour you can book.
+) Maeklong Railway Market & Amphawa Floating Market
Maeklong Railway Market is another interesting spot you shouldn’t miss near Damnoen Saduak Market. This is called “the most dangerous market” in the world. The trains don’t come very often but when it does, you will get to witness how close the vendors and the train can get to each other. If you want to drop by this market before Damnoen Saduak, click here.
Amphawa Floating Market is also located not so far away from Damnoen Saduak Market. It is not as big as Damnoen Saduak but it has more local shoppers and peaceful vibe.
In the evening, you can get on a long tail motorboat to roam around the canal. If you are lucky, you will catch some beautiful fireflies lighting up in the sky. If you interested in Amphawa market, click here for more details.
Tip: Amphawa Floating Market only opens during Friday ~ Sunday. Keep that in mind when you schedule your travel.
If you want to make your own itineraries to these popular floating markets and the railway market, here is the perfect tour for you.
Want to know another popular day tour from Bangkok? Read this blog post! 👉 Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Day Trip
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