Day trip

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

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From £24.18 per person

Visit the Maeklong Railway Market and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on either a private or group tour from Bangkok. Interact with friendly local market vendors.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup optional
• Pickup from the following areas: Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam, Khao San Road, Charoenkrung Road, or the Sukhumvit area between Soi 1-39 and 2-24 • Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Experience the quieter way of life in Thailand away from the big cities
  • Arrive at the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by paddleboat
  • Discover the vibrant atmosphere of the iconic Maeklong Railway Market
  • Buy and try authentic pad thai, rice noodle soup, or mango sticky rice
  • Enjoy lots of free time exploring both markets at your own pace
Full description

Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway.

Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel at how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand. To reach the market, take a short ride in a paddleboat. Enjoy plenty of time to meander around the colorful market, where friendly vendors sell directly from their boats.

Take in the sights and sounds, and try local specialties like mango sticky rice. Your guide will give you advice on what not to miss. Return to Bangkok in time for the early afternoon.

Includes
  • Round-trip air-conditioned transportation
  • Paddleboat
  • Local snack or seasonal fruit tastings at Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup from central Bangkok (if option selected)
  • All taxes and fees
  • Cold towelette
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet the group at the large, main entrance to the River City shopping mall. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The markets are authentic but, due to their popularity, it has become busy with tourists. Items at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market might be overpriced as a result, but please use your tour guide to consult if you’re unsure about the prices
  • This tour starts earlier than others as the local partner aims to escape the traffic in Bangkok, which can get extremely heavy during rush hour
  • The boat ride at Damnoen Saduak usually involves a traffic jam. To enhance your customer experience, this tour does not include the boat ride on the canal. However, if there is less boat traffic on the day of your visit and you would like to take a boat trip, your guide can contact the boat vendor for you to guarantee the best price (normally about 150 Baht for a 25-30 minute ride)
  • Due to some remaining Covid-related restrictions, the markets may not be as lively as expected. Not all vendors have fully resumed selling at their stalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 393 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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The railway market is a real experience, worth seeing as it is still frequented by locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately the floating market is very much for tourists only and doesn't seem to have bounced back since covid, lots of vacant/closed stalls. All in all a good day out experiencing the countryside. Kiwi was a very attentive guide, lots of information provided!

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29 June 2022

Had a great time with our guide (Apple). She made sure that we were able to make arrangements to our accommodation to Amphawa after the trip (we did not follow the group back to Bangkok immediately). Happy that I was able to visit both markets and stayed on in the area for an additional night!

26 June 2022

This was a great few hours open visiting a couple of great tourist attractions that wasn't inundated with there tourists. I was travelling on my own, but soon got chatting to the people in my little tour group. Our tour guide was good - not great, but good and we had a few laughs with him. his English was great which made communication good. The trip to the sites can be rather tiring, but if you start talking to your fellow tourists, time does go quicker...coming back in the afternoon meant hitting traffic. Take some water with you, although they do provide a bottle. You can also leave bags in the bus if you need to as the driver is always with you. The time at both tourists sites was about right - about 40 minutes at the train market and an hour at the floating market. Time enough to see some sights and have a bite to eat. There are plenty of IG moment, so do have your cameras ready!

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25 June 2022

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