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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Daily 9am - 2pm
Ratchaburi

The Basics

The famous floating market is commonly visited on half- and full-day tours from Bangkok. Popular options include a guided boat ride along the canal in a long-tailed speedboat or umbrella-shaded paddle boat and a riverside group bike excursion that explores the countryside and nearby canals (klongs) for a better appreciation of local life.

Both group and private tours are available, and round-trip transportation from Bangkok is typically included. Because the market wraps up around midday, the experience is often coupled with a visit to the Sampran riverside Thai village or the stupa at Phra Pathom Chedi (Phra Pathommachedi) in Nakhon Pathom, the tallest stupa in Thailand.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Small Group Tour
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Small Group Tour
$22.06 per adult
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Absolutely fantastic tour...
Absolutely fantastic tour! Especially due to the host : Mr Tee! Very good and clear English guidance along the hotspots during this tour.
Sunil D, Jun 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Bangkok

star-5
Excellent tour, professional guide and great driver
ditmar89, Aug 2018
Private Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Train Market Tour
The Private Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Train Market Tour was exactly as described and much much more!! Lucky (the guide) and the driver were on time, super friendly, very knowledgeable, communicated well and all around were professional caring hosts. I would highly recommend this tour, English-speaking guide and driver to anyone wanting to carry-out this excursion.
star-5
Great trip
Julian_Kan, Jan 2019
Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand
I am very appreciated to ride the local train and cruise long tail boat. It is different to other tours direct to go. Railway market and floating market are very interesting points. Tour guide Sara provides professional service and let us know more daily life, culture and history of Bangkok. Our driver is nice, helpful and ride safety. Highly recommended.
star-5
Excellent experience
Seaside46868299534, Nov 2018
Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand
This tour was excellent pricewise and experiencewise. The guide paid attention to our safety and adviced what to do in the free time. Some trainmarket tour might take you directly to the sight by car. But i strongly recommend this tour in which you experience to take a ride on local train to the market. I compared this tour with others including lunch. But you enjoy lunch at market by yourself. No need to choose tour with arranged lunch and pay extra.
star-4
Good tour. Comfortable and...
Sung I, Jan 2017
Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
Good tour. Comfortable and safe. Cleaner waters probably will make the Floating Market more attractive.
star-4
Floating Market is a must see if in the area
Daniel_N, Mar 2020
Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
Greetings, The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The driver was also very professional and safe. The trip to the Floating Market in the long boat was very fun. Once at the FM, we needed to pay for the paddle boat for a 1/2 ride through the channels. This was also very fun. For the price we paid for the tour, this should have been included and for a longer period.
star-5
Brilliant Train and Boat Markets Tour!
Berniebroughton0, Jan 2020
Full-Day Private Tour in Damnoen Saduak with Hotel Pick-Up
What a wonderful day we had in Thailand with your guide, Mod. What a lovely well-informed lady. She made our day special.
star-5
Memorable Day Trip with Wonderful Tour Guide
StevenJ2297, Jan 2020
Private Excursion to Floating Market and Ayutthaya World Heritage Site
A wonderful day trip to the Train Market, Floating Market and Ayutthaya ruins...all fascinating and enjoyable with the extraordinarily friendly, fun and informative Susie guiding us through the highlights. Professional, on time, courteous, convivial, eager to share tasty treats, and did everything to ensure that our day was perfect. Highly recommended.
star-5
Half day trip with Big Country
Eve_P, Feb 2020
Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand
Wonderful trip. Amy is great- she went over and above providing commentary on the bus en route. She even handed out refreshments, local fried bananas to try. Very careful and protective of the group. Visits very interesting. Both railway and floating markets worth seeing. Highly recommend this,
star-5
Floating market
TLaffs, Dec 2019
Private Excursion to Floating Market and Ayutthaya World Heritage Site
Peter was a great guide. His English was very good and he was very knowledgeable. We had a great learning experience thanks to Peter
star-5
Train market and floating market
hartleybrown, Feb 2020
Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand
What wonderful day from our pick up to drop off. Our guide Amy was informative and professional explaining in detail all the sights and sounds we encountered she also ensured that we got the best views and service at all the locations visited. I thoroughly recommend this trip.
star-5
Terrific experience
Lee R, Sep 2019
Private Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Train Market Tour
Definitely recommend! Jimmy was an awesome guide and gave us a local's view into the train market and the floating market. He likes durian and it was the first time I tried it (yuck! haha). The pick up and ride in the van was very comfortable. There was good communication with the tour company.
star-5
Excellent
Michelle W, Jun 2019
Damnern Saduak Floating Market, Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keo Tour from Bangkok
Our tour guide Cat, was amazing! She was very knowledgeable of the places we went! She even took us extra places to shop! The floating Market was exceptional! Enjoyed very much!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no admission fee for the market.

  • Remember to wear a hat and sunblock—much of the market is shadeless.

  • Some of the vendor offerings are geared toward locals, while others typically sell souvenirs to travelers.

  • Pay attention to your valuables and be courteous when taking photos of vendors or their goods.

  • Vendors generally accept only Thai baht as payment.

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How to Get There

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located some 62 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of downtown Bangkok city in the southern part of the Ratchaburi province, a journey of about 90 minute by road. Most visitors arrive by organized tour from Bangkok, though it is possible to take a taxi or public bus.

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When to Get There

The market runs every morning from 7am to 11am. Arrive early for the best pick of the produce and to spend the most time wandering amid the vendors before boat traffic picks up around 9am. Getting there early also helps beat the heat, especially during the sweltering months of March, April, and May. Toward midday, when vendors pack up, it may be possible to negotiate for better deals.

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What to Buy at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

To make the most of your market tour, you may want to interact with vendors and purchase some of their unusual, delicious, and practical goods. Sample durian, order fried bananas served via fishing pole, or select a straw hat from a canalside stall. Whatever you choose, you’ll need to bring Thai baht in small bills and bartering skills. Bartering is part of the local culture and will help to get you the best price.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market