Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Bangkok Travel Guides / December 08, 2016
Image credit: xiquinhosilva 5 Best Floating Markets to Visit in Bangkok
Damnoen Saduak is renowned as a premium touristic spot. Every moment in Damnoen is picture-perfect, so be sure to bring your camera! Known for its picturesque colorful canals and irresistible local food, it is no surprise that it is the most-visited floating market in Bangkok!
- Largest and among the oldest floating markets in Bangkok: Established in 1866, Damnoen Saduak is exploding with antiquity and history. Make a visit to the infectiously chaotic canal, filled with hundreds of vendors in their small rowing boats, selling a plethora of Thai products.
- Delicious local delicacies from the seller’s boat to yours: Watch as smiling ladies in large straw hats arrange fruit on their boats, or prepare traditional dishes. Kanom Krok, (Grilled Coconut-Rice Hot Cakes), mango sticky rice and pork satay are the must-tries.
WHAT ARE ON OFFER: Tropical fruits, local food, clothing, souvenirs, hand-made products
PRICES: Boat rentals range from 200 – 800 baht (5 – 22 dollars).
- Don’t be afraid to negotiate prices. The locals usually charge tourists double the regular prices, which are usually brought down with a bit of haggling.
- Take a tour, but do your research beforehand for the best deal – don’t fall into the trap and pay for overpriced tours!
- Keep your hands inside the boat at all times – you don’t want to get your fingers crammed between a passing boat!
HOW TO GET THERE
Board a bus from South Bus Terminal, Bangkok for a 2 hour journey.