Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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  • Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

    1. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

    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, board a local train to travel to the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Observe rice fields, salt farms and traditional houses pass by as you travel with the locals. 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 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 mos...

    Our guide, Khun Tee, was immensely kind and patient and above all very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour - totally worth the money!

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    2. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a longtail boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sol...

    Amazing trip and a great tour guide. Dui showed around the markets and explained some interesting Thai history. Definitely worth a trip!

  • From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    3. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    Day 1: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market (6 Hours) Board your air-conditioned van in downtown Bangkok by 6:30 AM and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Na Kwang train station where you take a local train to the picturesque Maeklong Railway Market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and is centered on the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. Continue to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover the most famous floating markets in Thailand, take in the sights and sounds of the floating vendors. Don't forget to snap some shots and try some foods when you wander through the colorful boats. Get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. Day 2: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Retu...

  • From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak and Train Market Private Tour

    4. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak and Train Market Private Tour

    Depart Bangkok and journey southwest for about an hour past the sea salt farms and local villages on the side of the road. Arrive at Maeklong Railway Market and learn how the stalls of fresh seafood built on the train tracks respond every time a train passes through!  Continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, via a coconut farm if time permits. Immerse yourself in the everyday hustle and bustle as the locals buy their food and household goods. Ride through the market by boat, and try your hand at haggling for a bargain. Return to Bangkok and stop at a local family who produce coconut sugar.

    Picked up at our hotel on time and left at the end of our day to another hotel we booked for that night. Steve our guide was explaining us everything we needed to know. The train market is really nice but try to go early in the morning to avoid too many tourists and the floating market is nice too but we were expecting a little more local life than just a tourists souvenir/food/extra activities set up. Coconut sugar farm was nice too. It’s worth if you spend more than 3 days in bangkok otherwise there are many Day and noght markets in the city that are also nice.

  • From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Tour, Railway & Floating Markets

    5. From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Tour, Railway & Floating Markets

    Enjoy a private day trip to visit the Maeklong Railway, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the highlights of Kanchanaburi province in western Thailand in just one day. Start your tour with pick-up from your hotel in Bangkok at 6:45 AM. You will travel in comfort with a private transfer to the Maeklong Railway Market. Witness the train passing over the food and fruits stalls which run along the very narrow train track. Continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the most famous and original floating market in Thailand, where the villagers sell their fruit and food products on their paddle boats. You will take a private boat tour to enter the floating market. Along the way, you will be able to see the farms and traditional Thai style houses along the canal. Afterward, transfer to Kanchanaburi province where you will have an optional Thai Lunch at a local ...

    A fabulous tour with Harry, our lovely knowledgeable guide and professional photographer! We were well looked after in a comfortable and clean, air conditioned SUV with our very safe driver Mr Chet who also provided plenty of cold water and flannels throughout the day. Set at a good pace, the day was most enjoyable and interesting. Harry’s English was understandable and nothing was too much trouble. He showed us best places to stand and sit to get the best out of the tour. We would definitely recommend this trip.

  • Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

    6. Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

    Spend a day discovering some of the best markets and temples that Bangkok has to offer. Enjoy a combination of local culture, sightseeing, and food tastings. First, visit the Maeklong Railway Market. Called "Talat Rom Hup" which roughly means "umbrella pulldown market", watch the vendors scramble to pack up their stalls when a train goes by along the track that runs through the market. Explore and hopefully see the train pass before making way to the next stop, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover one of the more famous floating markets in the city, which is made up of a network of narrow canals dotted with vendors paddling their boats filled with their wares. From local produce to souvenir items, take in the organized chaos on the river before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant, at your own expense. After indulging in a variety of tasty Thai foods, set off to visit Wat ...

  • Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Mangrove Forest Tour

    7. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Mangrove Forest Tour

    After pickup from your hotel early in the morning, you’ll catch a train to the Maeklong railway market. Once there, explore the local market and its fresh produce. The best highlight at this stop will be to witness the moment when the train comes into the market. In this unique phenomenon, all the vendors have to pull back their awnings and clear the tracks to let the train past.  Continue to the most famous floating market of Thailand, Damnoen Saduak. Weave in and out of the bustling market and try the local dishes on offer. Then ride a long tail boat through the quiet fruit farms next to the market. See the different fruit trees and the homes of the local farmers.  Lunch will be fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Afterward, you will visit a fish farm in the mangrove forest near the Gulf of Thailand. This is where you will have a chance to meet the wild monkeys of the forest. At the...

  • From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

    8. From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

    The day begins at the meeting point for those on the small group tour, or with hotel pickup for guests who opt for the private option. Depart Bangkok between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM and head out on the 1.5 hour journey to Maeklong Railway Market. Upon arrival, wander around with your Spanish-speaking guide, mingle with the locals going about their day, and wait for the iconic moment when the local train passes through. Board a longtail boat next and sail to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend an hour exploring this unique location and marvel at the locals selling their produce from paddleboats. Shop for snacks, souvenirs, and more, and don’t forget to sample some authentic regional food while you’re there. Continue the tour to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO listed location, and enjoy a stop for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, visit a selection of iconic temples including Wat Ma...

  • Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

    9. Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

    Book yourself or your group on this personalized 8-hour tour around Bangkok, or venture out to nearby provinces to get a unique insight in to Thai culture with a local. The private tour can be tailored to your interests, whether you want to visit the historic sights or neighborhood lifestyles. Visit the ornate murals of the Grand Palace or take in the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace at Ayutthaya. The Summer Palace is set on lovely grounds on the banks of the Chao Praya River and is one of the best-maintained attractions in Thailand. One of the most popular attractions close to Bangkok, you will feel like a king as you wander through the vast complex. While in Ayutthaya, take in the Historical Park. The Siamese moved their capital to Ayutthaya around 1350 AD and created a royal palace and many impressive monasteries and Wats in the area. In the mid 1800's the Burmese sacked it and the city was...

    Rex was a fantastic guide! Very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend!

  • Damnoen Saduak Tour and Authentic Thai Cookery Class

    10. Damnoen Saduak Tour and Authentic Thai Cookery Class

    Depart Bangkok and journey towards the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Visit a local house en route to learn how the locals live and make brown coconut sugar. Then, climb aboard a long-tail speedboat which will take you to the entrance of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Soak up the atmosphere at your own pace, and then get the chance to cook an authentic lunch following the traditional styles of Thailand. Prepare a meal of 5 different dishes at a unique cookery school designed with classroom items, such as tables, chairs and a blackboard.

    Great experience!! Loved going to the coconut sugar farm and seeing the sugar get made! The boat ride to the market was also an amazing experience, but the best part was definitely the cooking class! Jaynie taught us so much and it was amazing learning how to cook all the local dishes! Definitely a must do experience while in Bangkok!!

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What people are saying about Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,570 reviews

Kiwi and Sam our driver were amazing . What a character Kiwi is - she well and truly made the trip even better than expected! I'd have her over and over again as a tour guide! What a honour it was - kamoonca! (She'd be proud as she made us practise until we got it right ;) )

My taxi driver was having a hard time finding the meeting place, so I called my guide and she met us at a place the driver knew. My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and knew many of the vendors at both locations. She was able to get me some good deals.

Our guide, Khun Tee, was immensely kind and patient and above all very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour - totally worth the money!

We loved this tour especially alone with the guide. Excellent organization. To recommend

Rex was a fantastic guide! Very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend!