Damnoen Saduak is a tourist friendly floating market in Rachaburi Province about 100k outside Bangkok. It is interesting to see the wooden boats selling produce both to people on land and others on boats. It is a colourful scene but the main area is definitely very tourist orientated.
Arriving by boat is a must if you go to this particular floating market as otherwise you do not fully appreciate that the area is an extended water based community and not just the market which sadly tends to be mainly a tourist trap. The sights we saw en route to the market were we felt just as interesting if not more so in a way than the actual market, as we were seeing peoples homes and shops. I will let you judge for yourselves by sharing my photos, let me know what you think.
If you have read my earlier post River Trip to the Grand Palace - Bangkok you will know we were in Thailand at the time of some serious flooding. If you look closely at the photos above, you will observe that the water levels were very high en route to the market, the gardens of the residents are under water.
A sea of colourful umbrellas heralded our arrival at the market.
Finally this friendly Thai soldier was collecting donations for to help the flood victims all over Thailand. I hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to the market.
The following website links may also be of interest.Trip Advisor - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market There are many markets in Bangkok, which you can check out on the Markets in Bangkok - Wikipedia page.
All photos are my own taken in October 2011.
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