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The Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Canal, Thailand


There are countless floating markets throughout Thailand, many within a couple of hours of the capital. The most famous of the floating markets is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok.

It’s very unique and something that you won’t or rarely see in other countries. It’s a fun and exciting place for everyone. It has been somewhat compared to the old canals of Venice, only this is livelier and it can get really crowded and noisy.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Tourists will also see traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats, and please try riding on a small boat to experience the floating market and to see more. This is a worthwhile trip.  

The Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying agricultural products and local food, which are mostly brought from their own nearby orchards. Therefore, it is a very attractive place for tourists to see this old style and traditional way of selling and buying goods. The vendors, wearing traditional farmer dresses and hats, are mostly local peasants that bring in their things to sell on their rowing boats.

People here live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another. The majority of these people are agriculturists. They grow several different kinds of fruit and vegetable for examples oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbages, bean, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile.

Damnoen saduak is believed to be one of a well-known and an attractive travelling sites and it is worth to visit and discover..