Discover the Damnern Saduak Floating Market, around 110 kilometers west of Bangkok. Travel back to the ancient times of the Siam Kingdom, and see colorfully-clad merchants paddle along the narrow canals selling local produce.
What to Expect
Accompanied by your guide and driver, head toward the Ratchaburi province to the iconic Damnern Saduak Floating Market. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach this vibrant place, which is at its best early in the morning before the crowds arrive and the heat builds up.
The Damnern Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered a 32-kilometer-long canal to be dug at Damnern Saduak, connecting the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers.
The floating market is the perfect place for tourists to see the old, traditional way of selling and buying fruit, vegetables and more from small boats. Bargaining is part of the fun, so don't be afraid to give it a try. See authentic Thai houses and discover how locals use boats in their everyday lives.
The market’s popularity among visitors has grown over the years. The souvenir shops around the market are home to some of the best local handicrafts you can buy.
After your visit to the market, head down to the rural Maeklong Station Market, a more intimate place to see the various fresh fruits and vegetable produce from the region.
Before heading back to Bangkok, admire the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia — the Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom. The golden-tiled dome reaches almost 116 meters high.
Return to Bangkok where your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
- Private tour
- Transfer to and from your Bangkok CBD hotel
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees, where applicable
- All taxes and service fees included
What's Not Included
- Additional entrance fees and expenses
- Hotel accommodation in Bangkok
Know Before You Go
• For an additional fee, take a paddle boat and join the merchant fleet up close
• This tour only operates only in the morning