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  • Address: Ratchaburi
  • Hours: Open daily 7am - 11am
  • Admission: Free

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Having now been replaced by supermarkets and shopping malls, Thailand's remaining floating markets are an enduring symbol of what life was like in days gone by.

The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of Thailand’s largest. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colorful scene that has been captured by photographers the world over.

It's a touristy scene but worth the crowds in order to experience this unique and infectiously chaotic market. Hire a long-tail boat and make sure you bring your camera to capture this quintessential image of Thailand. It is also worthwhile exploring the nearby canals (klongs) to gain an appreciation of how the locals live.

It’s best to take a trip early in the morning to see the market at its busiest and most colorful. Many people who visit the market combine the trip with a tour to the Rose Garden cultural resort, 32 km (20 mi) west of Bangkok and/or to Nakhon Pathom, the site of the largest pagoda (and highest Chedi) in Thailand.

Practical Info

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is 110 km (68 mi) west of Bangkok, in Ratchaburi province and about 40 minutes by car to Nakhon Pathom.

Tours & Tickets

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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 220 Reviews

Venture from the exotic and colorful Bangkok on a day trip to the countryside and visit Damnoen Saduak floating markets. You'll experience rural Thai culture ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.19

Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Tour from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

This guided journey commences with a leisurely drive out of Bangkok, passing through salt fields and rice paddies, before embarking aboard your long tail ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.14

Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Take a private tour to get a glimpse of everyday life on the water in Thailand. Cruise along the Bangkok canals in a narrow, long-tailed motorized boat ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.55

Private Tour: Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Trip from Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Head out of Bangkok for a day of Thai culture and activities on this private day trip with your own personal guide. Visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.45

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