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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

 

Established in 1981, the modern Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a top-rated tourist attraction. It is situated around 100 kilometres southwest of Bangkok, in Ratchaburi Province of the Damnoen Saduak District. The floating market history traces back to when Bangkok was A network of intertwining canals and rivers where sellers used to sell their wares while navigating the waterways by their boats.

One can expect to venture the market through cramped klongs (canals) and witness several female traders attired in traditional mo hom apparel and broad-brimmed straw hats selling merchandise on compact wooden boats referred to as sampans. This market provides its visitors with many notable photo opportunities with boats filled with colourful fruits and vegetables that are often used as a tool for tourism promotion.