General Information About The Floating Market tour
Floating Market – Located at Ratchaburi Province, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometers long be dug at Damnoen Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers (his reason for doing so lies in the fact that the quality of the soil on the banks of the canal is excellent for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables including Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangos, bananas, and coconuts).
The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives.
Trip Bangkok to Damnoen Saduk
06.00 Pick up from your Hotel (travel by comfortable minivan)
07.00 Leave Bangkok for Rachaburi province
Damnoen Saduk Floating Market
08.30 Arrive at the boat pier, then enjoy the scenery of rural life by long tail speed boat to reach the floating market.
09.00 Arrive at the floating market, almost untouched by the modern world.You will enjoy watching the farmers selling food, fruits, flower-sand many kind of local products in their boats.
11.30 Visit the handicraft home industry
Here you can choose to walk along the market or take a traditional boat (150THB for half an hour). If you don’t want to stay long in the market, guide will also propose you to enjoy an elephant riding experience (600THB for 45 minutes).
Trip Back to Bangkok
12.00 Depart to Bangkok
13.30 Back to the hotel