Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Bangkok is the most famous and most visited Floating Market in Thailand. It is one of a kind experience that you have to try when being in Thailand. This Floating market has the same layout and Setting as how shopping used to be in the Oldern days in Thailand. Therefore, it is a very traditional experience that should be tried to touch the Thai culture and History.
It is not located in Bangkok as most of the tourists think, It is located in Ratchaburi Province. Located Exactly in Damnoen Saduak district, that is where the name came from. It is only 100 Kilometers from Bangkok, therefore it is one of the top selling day tours departing from Bangkok.
It is recommended to visit the Market in the Early Morning, To avoid the Hot weather. In addition to that, the shops close early so the earlier You go the better your experience will be.
Shopping at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
You will find interesting stuff to buy from this Market. The best experience is to take the Long tail boat and start going around in between the water canals. While you are cruising in the canal, if you find something interesting that you want to buy you just need to inform the Boat rider to stop. The shops are either Moving or Parked Long Tail boats, or tables on the Floating houses.
Product types are different, you will find a variety of things to buy. Clothes, Souvenirs, Handicrafts and even weapons such as knifes are offered there for sale. In addition, You will find Food providers mainly selling fruits such as coconuts, Pineapples or Grilling some local food.
All Prices at the Floating market are negotiable. You need to bargain to get the best possible price. The more you buy from each seller, the better price that you can get.
Sometimes, this tour is mixed with Other landmarks and Sightseeings. As usually the tour finish early at the floating market because as mentioned earlier, the Shops close early. So the best way to spend an exploratory day in Bangkok Looking for History and Culture, is to Visit the Floating market in the early morning; then go back Bangkok to visit either The Grand Palace or Wat Arun Temple.