After stopping at the Maeklong Railway Market, we continue on with our half day tour with our local guide from ‘Tour with Tong’, to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This floating market is situated about 100km southwest of Bangkok in Ratchaburi province.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is flocked with tourists, making it a chaotic yet colourful attraction. Market vendors are on stalled or moving boats, selling a huge range of goods from fruits to soup noodles to handbags and an endless assortment of souvenirs. We take a boat ride along the canals, stopping by at a Coconut Sugar Farm, as well as witnessing the lifestyle of local villagers living in homes over the waters.
squeezing through the ‘traffic jam’
sugar and spice and all things nice…
Coconut Sugar Farm
Alight at the Coconut Sugar Farm to witness the sugar-making process. The sap from the sugar cane is heated here in large open containers. Once boiled and then cooled, the coconut sugar hardens into chunks, ready for sale. There is also free tasting of cooling coconut water offered here.
Check out the spread of fresh local fruits sold on boats everywhere you turn.
thirst quenching water guava (known to Malaysians as ‘jambu air’)
the King and Queen of Fruits of Thailand – durian (the ‘King’), mangosteen (the ‘Queen’)
Authentic Thai Snacks
‘Kanom Bueng’ – Thai crispy coconut crepes
deep fried vegetarian spring rolls
‘Kanom Krok’ – Thai coconut pancakes
Lifestyle of Damnoen Saduak
an elderly lady rowing along the canal
friendly faces of Damnoen Saduak