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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok: Navigate a Riverside Market

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The most wonderful part of city tourism is that you will never feel like an outsider. With its malls, markets, streets filled with delicious food, the urban jungle embraces the tourist as one of its own, and Bangkok stands testimony to this fact. If you are looking for a holiday where you get to explore and experience every inch of Thai culture while also getting to live the adventure, Bangkok is just the place for you! Bangkok is most well known for its malls and shopping streets. One of these is the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic cuisine with our exclusive Thailand Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey through this enchanting Southeast Asian destination.

The concept of floating market is famous in Thailand as most of the business in the ancient days took place in the waterways of the country. The Damnoen Saduak floating market is considered to be the most famous floating market in all of Bangkok. It is widely loved for the myriad options it offers in textiles, spices, food and souvenirs. What sets it apart from other floating markets of Bangkok is the number of fruit sellers rowing their boats by the river. Let’s take a quick look at what is uniquely beautiful about this floating market and why you should definitely stop by here on your trip to Bangkok.

Things to do in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market


If you are someone who loves a nice hippie vibe as a background for your ideal holiday experience, you cannot go wrong with Damnonen Saduak floating market. The market has so many little shops and ample tourist attractions built in itself. The surrounding is almost artistically designed, and would make a perfect background for photography if you have your cameras with you. 

Grocery shopping

The floating market encourages and supports local vendors who row long wooden boats carrying their local fruit and vegetable produce to sell them. If you have a love for cooking and would like to try out a little recipe of your own during your stay in Bangkok, it would be a great idea to buy some vegetables and fruits from here, it also helps the local vendors stay afloat.

Souvenir shopping

Ranging from printed T-shirts to signature wide-brimmed straw hats, the local vendors sell a huge number of handmade souvenirs that will always be a fond reminder of your time spent here. Strut along the streets of the floating market to find out several different handicrafts that the place has to offer. There are also several restaurants specializing in Thai cuisine that give you the best of experiences here in Bangkok! 

Street food

The streets of the floating market specialize in all kinds of Thai street food. Bangkok is particularly famous for Pad Thai, so if it is your first time visiting Bangkok, you should definitely try a Pad Thai. Though it is hard to find a pure vegetarian dish here in Bangkok, there is one street food called ‘Kanom Crok’ which translates to fried coconut milk. They are served piping hot, so eat them at your own pace! Also check out some of the most youthful energetic bars that are nestled in this floating market to have a drink while you are shopping. Explore the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history of Thailand with our curated Bangkok Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey filled with adventure and relaxation.

Highlights of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

  • Speedboat rides along the river give you beautiful views of a typical Thai shopping street on each bank.
  • The floating market was initially built on the orders of King Rama III for international and local businesses.
  • The floating market goes far beyond just local vendors selling their produce. It has attractions like coconut farms, tiger reserves, and so on.
  • Wat Nake Khammaram and Wat Luang Pho Sot Thammakayaram are two Buddhist monuments located within the Damnoen Saduak floating market.

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Best time to Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Though the market is open to the public all day long, it is advisable to go to the market from seven to nine in the morning. The boats carrying visitors are easily available only at this time.

There is no entry fee to enter the floating market. Although, you might have to pay the boat rider if you have not booked a private tour.

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How to Reach Damnoen Saduk Floating Market

You can reach the Damnoen Saduak floating market by public bus or taxi. 
The bus from the southern bus terminal of the Suvarnabhumi airport takes around 2 hours. 
If you rent a taxi from the Suvarnabhumi airport you could reach the market in about 90 minutes.

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Attractions near Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Royal Thai Handicraft Center

This place is an art gallery located not very far away from the main region of the Damnoen Saduak floating market. If you are a lover of art and culture and would like to take home with you something that has been created out of pure Thai heritage, then you should definitely check this place out! This handicraft center hosts sculptors and their teachers. This would be a great place to visit and learn about the art behind the sculpture. 

Lao Tuk luck Floating Market

Not very far away from the Damnoen Saduak floating market lies hidden the lesser known Lao Tuk luck floating market. This market has been designed and constructed in such a way that it makes a beautiful background for photography. You can take a nice stroll along the roads where you get to see ancient houses built in both Chinese and Thai style. This market is comparatively less crowded and gives you the touch and feel of a quaint and cozy village. There is also a museum that displays educational and historical facts about the place and is worth checking out!

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FAQs on Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

No. There is no entry fee. However you might have to pay for the boat for a ride into the market. 

The market is easily accessible by commuting through a public bus or renting a taxi from the Suvarnabhumi airport.

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