Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak

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Experience one of Bangkok's iconic areas of trade and culture at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the vendors' long, wooden boats hug the docks and skim across the waters to offer their goods to passersby. The traditional way of selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the area, the floating market has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years, charming foreign visitors and helping the salespeople keep afloat. Bring your camera to capture the colorful and attractively displayed produce, and enjoy the banter of the traders as they row by. Put Damnoen Saduak Floating Market into our Damnoen Saduak trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Damnoen Saduak.
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  • We went yesterday to the market and were surprised. I didn't check on Tripadvisor before, as there were many others already talking about it. The market is not fully occupied, thus, visiting it... 
    We went yesterday to the market and were surprised. I didn't check on Tripadvisor before, as there were many others already talking about it. The market is not fully occupied, thus, visiting it...  more »
  • I don’t usually leave reviews but if I can save one person from the turmoil I went through just over 48 hours ago over whether or not to visit this market then it will be worth it. We visited the... 
    I don’t usually leave reviews but if I can save one person from the turmoil I went through just over 48 hours ago over whether or not to visit this market then it will be worth it. We visited the...  more »
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  • Great place for tourists to visit about 1.5 hrs outside of Bangkok! You can find a variety of food and souvenirs along the river, and most vendors are willing to bargain prices down. Just be warned, many taxi drivers will try to scam you by dropping you off at tour companies about 5 minutes away from the actual market. They give prices starting at 2000 Baht per person for a 2 hour boat ride through the market. Please don't fall for it. If you demand to be taken to the actual start of the market you can find prices around 100-300 Baht per person for an hour boat ride through the market. Absolutely worth the visit, just be careful who you are trusting to take you.
  • Tourist trap, bit of a rip-off, losing its authenticity. Family were really looking forward to this but from the point we arrived to the point we left it felt like a scam - a way of extracting money at every point in the tour. We were sold a tour with an exciting add on to see a unique temple - naturally a premium was added for this! It was a total let down. Paid 5.5k baht when we should have really paid 2-3k for this experience. The tour is a total "set-up", going around the stalls which are run by their "family". Not really sure we were taken to the best places and route. Don't buy anything! Some prices were hiked up ten-fold for the exact items we saw in Bangkok markets. Lesson learned - book in advance, or go with a tour. If you go via a driver recommendation be aware they will not take you to the best place. Shame really. All for paying more and tipping when the experience has been great, but this just left with a very bad feeling.

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