The Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

Bangkok, the gorgeous and lively cosmopolitan capital of Thailand, with its ultra modern attitude is among the top tourist hot spots in Asia. But amidst the dominance of modernization, there survive some historical sites that excite, thrill and delight visitors with their unique charm. Exploring shopping malls and markets by car or on feet is a normal phenomenon. Bangkok gives you the scope to do something beyond. A trip to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak is a star attraction of all Bangkok packages these days and it’s certainly an experience to cherish.

Damnoen Saduak is a district in Thailand named after the Damnoek Saduak canal, which dates back o the reign of Rama IV. It was dug by the military men to provide people of Samutsokarn and Samutsonkhram provinces in Rajburi, Thailand tourism with a means of transportation. The canal was originally dug to connect Taachin River in Samutsukarn with Maklong River in Samutsonkhram but it became a route for the local people to carry their agricultural produces and fruits to different parts of the province for selling. Many Thailand tourism packages offer trips to the three main floating markets where local people buy and sell agricultural produces floating on long, narrow boats. The three main floating markets on Damnoen Saduak that you can explore are Khem, Hia Kui and hun Khun Pithak. You can take a walk through either bank of the canal and watch the floating business or may hire a boat to become a part of the process.

Damnoen Saduak is around 109 kilometres from Bangkok and you can reach the spot either by car or air-conditioned bus. Before finalizing your trip, check out whether your Bangkok package includes this floating market trip. If not, then choose from other Thailand tour packages that offer the scope to witness marketing activity floating on the canal water.


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