Damnoen Saduak is the best known floating market of Thailand. It is only a short drive away from the capital Bangkok and provides a fun experience for the whole family.
Watch the bustling activity on the crowded canals of boats loaded with fresh local fruits, try some Thai noodle soup and make a boat trip around the market and the surrounding canals, providing many photo opportunities.
The floating market of Damnoen Saduak is known all over the world from movies it featured in such as a classic James Bond movie and more recently “Bangkok dangerous” with Nicolas Cage. This trip will give you a good idea of a traditional market setting and a view of a Thai market as it used to be a long time ago.
This market is a place bustling with activity, crowded with small boats loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables from surrounding orchards, piloted by old ladies wearing straw hats.
Visitors can watch the market activity from a passage along the canal. A number of restaurants and shops are located here as well. A fun experience is to make a boat trip and observe the buying and selling, providing countless photo opportunities. Also a boat trip can be made on the surrounding canals where traces of more traditional life can still be observed as well as a number of temples and orchards.
Whether you walk on the passage along the canal or are in a boat, try some of the fruits or order a freshly cooked noodle soup.