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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

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    Stop At: Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Si Champa Alley, Mae Klong 75000 Thailand

    First, we head down to the authentic rural Maeklong Station Market, a vibrant place to see the various fresh fruits and vegetable produces from the region displayed here.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130 Thailand

    After Maeklong, we will visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which is seen as one of Bangkok’s icons.

    It dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometers long be dug at Damnoen Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers (his reason for doing so lies in the fact that the quality of the soil on the banks of the canal is excellent for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables). The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives.

    During your visit, there will be lots of activity and bargaining is part of the fun of the sale. The market’s popularity among visitors has grown over the years and outside the traditional means of selling and trading food and drinks, souvenir shops around the market are home to some of the best local handicraft one can buy.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom 73000 Thailand

    Before heading back to Bangkok, we admire the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia; the Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom. This golden-tiled dome of the Chedi towers almost 116 meters into the air.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Bangkok hotels,
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Centrally located Bangkok hotels,
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Tours and transfer from and to your Bangkok Hotel with driver and English speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
    • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • According to regulations set by the Port Authority of Thailand, we are unable to pick-up and drop off customers from main cruise ports such as the Klong Toey Cruise Terminal in Bangkok. Special permits are required to enter the cruise terminal premises
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The possibility exists to take a paddle boat and join the merchant fleet up close. Additional charges on spot are applicable. This tour is operated only in the morning
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    This is a fun Market with lots to see. The area gets crowded very quickly and the venues are always bustling with business. There's good food here too in case you get hungry while shopping and sight seeing :)More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Lewis D
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

    Dear Lewis Many thanks for your time taken to share your experiences with the world about your venture through Thailand. The floating market at Danmern Saduak is a true testimony of how commerce once thrived by using nothing but small boats and vessels to sell...More

    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    Our whole family of 6 people enjoyed one hour boat ride and elephant ride. But was very expensive mire than usd 100 per person. Not ideal for kids below 6 yrs. Elephant ride was an experience. We could not see it feed the tigers becoz...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Saif A
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

    Dear Saif Thank you for sharing your comments. We regret to read the tour you choose did not match your expectations. To avoid this, please feel free to contact one of our tour consultants beforehand to better inform yourself of the content of the various...More

    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    I am so excited to see this place but when we get there. The boat rental is very expensive and the place to too far from the city Bangkok. The souvenir stores around floating market are all expensive. Even the smallest keychain is really expensive...More

    Thank mariacaoile11
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

    Dear Maria We're sorry to read that the value versus the expected experience did not live up to your expectations, particularly on the price settings at the Danmern Saduak itself. It is unfortunate that this overshadows your review over this Thai experience and our provided...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    This trip was definitely worth it. Picked up at the hotel and then provided all kinds of interesting facts about Thailand by our fantastic guide Lucky. Coconut sugar stop was interesting and we got to taste test! The long tail boat right was thrilling and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank VanNoy
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Dear VanNoy Really appreciate your positive review on our Danmern Saduak Floating market excursion! Reading from your comments, the joy, flavours and cultural aspects of Thailand is all about have passed the revue during this exploration of the country's canals and local experiences. Looking forward...More

    Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

    Firstly, this place is at the outskirts of Bangkok and takes good 1 hr 45 min (one way). Secondly, over there it's like a package or tour, so what ever price they offer, you should quote 90 percent lesser than that. Thirdly, the water is...More

    Thank raveena2019
    Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Dear Raveen First and foremost, thank you for your honest experience about the Floating Market at Danmern Saduak. We regret to read that you did not fully enjoy the market with its unique hustle and bustle. We apologize for this Although reading the content as...More

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