Bangkok Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour - Half Day
Includes: floating market visit and all entrance fees.
Ride the iconic Thai long tail speed boat to the famous Ratchaiburi
Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of Thailand’s most iconic attractions
Eat and shop for local delicacies whilst floating through the centuries-old watery thoroughfare
- Trip Available tomorrow
- Trip Duration: 6hs
- Available Languages: English
- Pickup & drop off to your hotel
- Instant Confirmation
- Food and/or beverages
- Certified tour guide / instructor
Of Bangkok’s many floating markets, the most famous is the Damnoen Saduak. Bursting with vendors, visitors and residents who live by the river, Damnoen Saduak is everything you could expect of Thailand’s famous floating markets and more. Colorfully clad merchants stack their canoes with fresh fruit, vegetables, souvenirs and clothes and row along the congested canals to sell their ware to shoppers from near and far.
“Visiting the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market was a highlight of our trip to Thailand. We visited on a Sunday morning, missing the crowds by arriving super early. When we arrived, the floating market was very calm and it was peaceful to float along and visit the vendors.” – Reina M, Kansas City, Missouri
Hundreds of small wooden boats clog the area in a sensory overload. Be prepared for sights, sounds, smells and flavours to assault your senses. And if you plan to buy anything, bring your best negotiating skills because you’ll need to haggle HARD. You might also want to come hungry so you can taste the best of Thai food freshly cracked open: coconut water, mango sticky rice, stir-fried noodles and more. The market is only open in the morning, so the best thing to do is come super early to avoid the crowds or bring a hat and sunnies for the early equatorial sun.
Damnoen Saduak came into existence in the 1800s when King Rama IV moved to link the Mae Klong River with Chinese riverways to improve trade channels. It took over two years to dig the canal, now the country’s longest measuring 32km in total, with over 200 branches. However, Thailand’s floating markets have been around well before that time, stretching back to the days when Bangkok and its surrounds were thick jungle territory, and the easiest way to transport goods was through the waterways.
- Pick up from hotel; please wait in the lobby
- Arrive the boat pier
- Take a long tail speed boat for the Floating Market
- Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- Explore the traditional market, walk around, take photos, sightsee, shop for food and fruit
- Visit wood carving factory (optional)
- Return to Bangkok
- Arrive back at hotel in Bangkok
- Free Pickup from Khao San Road, Pratunam, Silom, Sathorn, Siam, Sukhumvit (from Soi 1 to 39 and from Soi 2 to 24). If your hotel is located in different areas, you will need to come at 7.30am @ Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand