Friday, 20 June 2008

Damnoen Saduak, Colorful Floating Market Activities in Bangkok, Thailand

According to floating market tour package, offered by thaifly website, while I am looking for Floating market program for incoming Saturday with the long term holiday period, this website offers me very nice included additional activities and money worth. Guide leader informs that there are a few Floating Markets around Bangkok. Most of them is commercialized imitation of Damnoen Saduak.

" What does 'Damnoen Saduak' mean? This Thai word - pronounced Damnoen-Saduak - means "Conveniently walk"

Damnoen-Walk and Saduak- Convenience

What is place, you may be having a question in mind, don't you worry; let me introduce you a little bit about this famous place.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province, about 105 kms from Bangkok. According to history around

1866 King Rama IV ordered that a 32 kms long canal be dug at Damnoen Saduak. This canal would connect the Mae Klong River with the Tacheen River.

The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables. The area is famous for Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut.

While Thailand have several Floating markets, not far away from downtown (around 100 Kms. from Bangkok), this floating market is most referring for anyone visited and most lively place, it famous with various species of fruits. The market is over 100 years old as history above and still mostly not changed environment, while the traditional Thai style houses and paddle boat will bring you back to wonder history.

Even someone who has never been to Thailand might see some posters or postcards of floating market, that the most photogenic scenery you can find in Gift shop throughout Thailand, even at the airport. I don't know how much you paid for but I can buy a dozen pictures for 100 Baht. What a surprise!, However if you have digital, you can take a photo as nice as you desire and make a unique style of your postcard or poster.

You will see all over paddle boats along the Canal that I can estimate around a hundred (may be thousand). Boatload with various kinds of foods and local fruits, you can order while it was moving. The color of fresh fruit will cause you not to be able to stand or just take a picture. On this situation, you may lose some money for them.

While the event that you would like to see other place or looking for beautiful corner to take a photo, you can rent a water taxi (long tail boat) at 300 Baht, for an hour, you might met the horrendous traffic there like in downtown of Bangkok. Everything on-sale here, On this funny participate, you can have Thai style snack or breakfast on boat or beside of canal, Fruits, snacks, hats, T-shirts, vegetables, silk dress, toys, handicraft and souvenir, its there and cheap.

On your next vacation trip, if you plan to Bangkok, Thailand, I recommend you kindly get more information about Thailand from TAT website that will give you more useful recommendation for your wonderful trip.

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