Things You Can Do Here
- Enjoy a boat ride in Saduak’s river, on a traditional long-tail boat in search for juicy tropical fruits, rare vegetables and tasty traditional Thai delicacies.
- Be ready with your camera and money as the market is great for photography and souvenir hunting.
- Feast on local seafood cooked on boats — from prawns and crabs to insects and soups during your half day boat tour in the Thailand canal.
- Be back in Bangkok around 2 pm for more excursion for the rest of your day.
- Alternatively, if your trip falls during the weekend, you may also go to the Amphawa floating market for a more traditional Thai market vibe.
- If you are into shopping – why not see the Damnoen Saduak + Chatuchak — the largest market in Thailand together, for a wholesome shopping experience.
- Need a brief information about the place? Check the Damnoen Saduak half-day tour info below.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Background
- The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, 95 km away from Bangkok is one of the oldest and iconic floating market in Thailand.
- It is considered the most important floating market in Bangkok, although it is often criticized for being more modern, and losing its authenticity as it is catering more towards the overseas rather than the local market.
- The 32-kilometre long Damnoen Saduak Canal was constructed in in 1868 to connect the Mae Klong and Tha Chin rivers.
Visiting this floating market
- The market is busiest with tourists and boats in the morning, and is open until noon.
- The floating market actually comprises of three smaller markets – Ton Khem, Hia Kui, and Khun Phitak,
- Damnoen Saduak is especially noted for its fresh fruits from surrounding orchards.
- The Amphawa market is also another famous floating market in Thailand, but since it is opened only during the weekend, it is not as popular as the Damnoen Saduak.
- For the easiest way to see this floating market, it is advisable that you join a Damnoen Saduak half day tour from Bangkok.
From Bangkok City Center