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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market:
This is the best known destination in Ratchaburi where the timeless lifestyle of native Thai people can be observed along the canals. The Floating Market, approximately 400 meters from the Damnoen Saduak District Office, operates every morning till noon. Boats can be hired for surveying canalside villages together with a house making coconut sugar.
Damnoensaduak is believed to be one of a well-known and an attractive travelling sites. Historically, Damnoens saduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV by the military men and the people of Rajburi, Samutsakorn and Samutsongkram Province directed by Phayasrisuriyawong, the minister of Defence. In those days without rivers and canals, transportation was almost motionless; King Rama IV with his great concern over the country's future economic growth, he finally had the canal dug to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together. Nowadays Damnoensaduak is one of a provincial district of Rajburi Province. Most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another. The majority of this 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. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen saduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around. More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it to get water to splatter their land. Moreover; these small canals also become propitious ways of taking their agricultural products to the markets in neighboring provinces and Bangkok.
Day in and day out from about 8:00am to about 11:00am the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they purchase are particularly food, fruit and vegetable which mostly brought from their own orchards.
Licensed Local Guide English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian speaking; Transportation with A/C minivan/coach; Small Boat Fee.
Beverages; Personal Expense; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available daily at 6:30am.
6:30am - Meet your private English-speaking guide in the hotel's lobby. Depart for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated 110 Km. west of Bangkok. Your journey commences with a leisurely drive through rice paddies and salt fields.
8:30am -Arrive Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Here you will be fascinated by boats of various shapes and sizes used by local merchants to ferry their goods.
9:30am - You are able to hire small boat board along the market for shopping local products. (boat fee included). Time to explore vendors merchandize.
11:00am - Transfer back to your hotel.
Requires minimum of 2 passengers to confirm booking. Maximum 6 passengers.
Guest must call to reconfirm tour within 48 hours.
Cancellation: 7 days prior 30% penalty, 4 days prior 100% penalty. No show always 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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