Tha Ka and Damneon Saduak Floating Market (Half Day)
Experience two different Floating Markets: Thaka and Damneon Saduak!
- 7:00 Meet you in the hotel lobby
- Drive about an hour an a half to MaeKlong Train Market and explore all of the different products sold by vendors. Some products you may never seen before.
- Be excited to watch how the vendors prepare before and after the train arrive and gone.
- See how coconut sugar is made.
- Enjoy a paddle boat ride through canals
- Enjoy tasting some delicious food from locals
- Be back to the hotel around 2:00 pm
- Maeklong Train Market
- Thaka and Damneon Saduak Floating Market.
- A coconut sugar making house at Thaka market
- Enjoy some delicious food from locals
- Bang Kung Temple
- Take a private long tail-boat ride to Damneon Saduak Floating market
- A friendly licensed tour guide
- An Air-Con van and a professional driver
- Local Sample tastings
- Drinking Water, Soft drink
- Liability and accident insurance
- Gratuity for a guide & a driver
- Boat ride at Amphawa
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MaeKlong Train Market is a very interesting and exciting market. The vendors sell all fresh vegetable, fruits, seafood, desserts… anything you need for a kitchen. The most exciting about the market is that the market is located on the train track and the train passes all the way to the station through the market. It is fun to watch all the vendors prepare their shop, lower their umbrellas, and rearrange their products then put them back in a flash after the train has passed.
Damneon Saduak Floating Market is 105 Km (65 miles) far from Bangkok. It has been a very well known floating market for a long time both locals and tourists. Although it has become a little touristy, its charm still remains. We will take a private long-tail boat and ride on a small network of canals where houses and orchards can be seen on both sides. It is quite an enjoyable ride.
Amphawa Floating Market is an authentic and popular weekend market for Bangkokians. They enjoy local foods for snacking during the day and for bringing back home for family or friends. There are a lot of local food stalls on land and on boats. Along both side of the canal, there are old houses wooden shop that sell local foods, deserts and souvenirs. You will enjoy walking around there and experiencing the way of life of the locals
Thaka Floating Market operates only on Saturday, Sunday and on 2nd, 7th and 12th days of both waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar. This market is very local with less tourists. The boat venders put products from their farms in their boats and come to the market in the morning. You will enjoy a pleasant boat trip by a paddle boat to a coconut plantation and watch how coconut sugar is made.
Bangkung Temple is one of the rare Thailand sites selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Since 1768 it was used as a camp to train soldiers in all kinds of Thai Marshall arts such as boxing or sword fighting. It was abandon for almost 200 years until in 1967 when it was renovated. The highlight of the temple is the main chapel which has been covered by a Banyan tree. Inside the chapel is a large Buddha image which was covered with gold leaves by the locals.