May 3, 2011

AMAZING THAILAND: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

These days, modern supermarkets and department stores have largely replaced the traditional floating markets in Thailand, but lucky for us, a few still survived.

Don’t expect a bargain here though as this is more of a tourist spot thus expect a tourist rate being charged. Don't be surprised but these floating stores even accept visas or mastercard. If you have no plans of buying, better not inquire about prices as sellers can get really persuasive and aggressive with their marketing skills.

Damnoen Saduak in the Ratchaburi Province lies 101 km west of Bangkok and we woke up really early to get an itsy bitsy taste of how the early Thai trade life was like. Amazing how there's order in chaos.

WARNING: The canal is narrow and filled with roaming boats selling their wares so keep your hands
inside the boat to prevent it from getting squashed – literally.

HOW TO GET THERE: Damneon Saduak is a 2 hour drive from Bangkok. We hired a metered van for a day and shared the expense with our traveling companions. Rates range between 1,200-1,800 baht  (Php 1,680- Php 2,520 at the current exchange rate of 1 baht = Php 1.4)

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  1. andaming foods! sarap puntahan! :)

  2. hi yenoh! as in! the best part is the price, food's dirt cheap. stay tuned for the next post, a dessert museum is coming right up:-D

  3. Ahhh this place is love, this is where I first discovered authentic sticky rice with mango strips in cocomilk :)

  4. And that dessert is love! So good to wash it with Thai milk tea:-D

  5. Nice pictures ! i took a lot of pictures too when i was there ;) Thanks it remains me good souvenirs


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