Join a Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour for their picturesque view and the real Thai local scene.
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Today, we want to share our travel review and tips for the tour to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the biggest and most famous floating market in Thailand. If you want to experience the local life in Thailand, visiting Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is arguably the best way to go about it!
Located in the Ratchaburi Province, west of Bangkok, the market is 110 km away from downtown Bangkok. Getting there on public transport is very challenging, so taking a day tour is popular amongst tourists!
We hope our review helps you decide on the best tour to join in! 😘
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 to get up early.
Some tours don’t offer pick-up from your hotel and meet-up in the downtown area of Bangkok instead. But since you have to start your day early for the tour, we’ve brought you better tour options that include pick-up & drop-off service to and from your hotel! With Trazy’s tours, you don’t have to worry about transportation at all!
2. Taking a long-tail boat to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
With this tour, you’ll take a long-tail boat through a nice and secluded area of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It’s different from the center of the market with a long-tail boat traffic jam. So, it’s recommended to take a boat from the outskirts of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to enjoy exploring the real local scenery.
On this tour, you can visit a local Thai family and observe how they make coconut brown sugar using traditional methods. After a quick stop there, you will explore the local floating village on your way to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Also, if you are interested in riding an elephant, you can choose the experience as an option on this tour.
3. Exploring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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 a time in pictures. Once you arrive at the market, you are free to roam around on your own and watch traditional vendors selling interesting things from local foods and fresh fruits to art & crafts and souvenirs. You can try some of the local cuisines too, freshly cooked off at the stalls in the market!
As you can see in the picture, the market is very crowded and the boat traffic is very heavy. So, it could be better to just 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 / Going on another trip right away!
Once you have enjoyed the floating market tour, the bus will transport you to your hotel. Since you started the tour early in the morning, it will only be 2pm when you are back in the city. So, you still have a whole evening to spend somewhere else!
For those who don’t want to call it a day in the early afternoon, we recommend 3 tours that include a trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in the morning.
First, if you are 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.
Moreover, here’s the perfect chance to visit 2 of Central Thailand’s must-see spots in 1 day! You will ride a boat through Damneon Saduak Floating Market and explore Ayutthaya including the famous 4 Buddhist temples.
More tours in the Damnoen Saduak Area
If you want to enjoy all that the Damnoen Saduak area can offer, just visiting the floating market won’t be enough. You will have to experience all the bustling markets, starting with Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to Maeklong Railway Market and then Amphawa Floating Market! If you want to know how to easily visit all these places, from pickup to drop-off, here are a few great options for you to choose from!
1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Railway Market Tour
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!
2. Visit Amphawa Floating Market and Railway Markets!
Amphawa Floating Market is also located quite close to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Although it isn’t as large as its counterpart, it has more local shoppers and a much more peaceful vibe. Here, you can hop on a long-tail motorboat to roam around the canals!
*Quick Tip: Amphawa Floating Market is only open from Fridays to Sundays. Keep that in mind when you schedule your travel.
If you want to see these two unique markets, here are two perfect tours that will suit your needs!
Want to find out about another popular Bangkok day tour destination? Read this blog post! 👉 Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Day Trip
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