Tha Ka and Damneon Saduak Floating Market (Half Day)
Experience two different Floating Markets: Thaka and Damneon Saduak!
Highlights: (Click on these places below for photo gallery)
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.
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.
6:45 am Meet in the hotel lobby
8:30 Visit the Mae Klong Train market
9:30 Visit Tha Ka Floating Market and take a paddle boat to a coconut plantation
11:00 Visit a Damneon Saduak Floating Market
12:00 Stop by at Wat Bang Kung then leave to Bangkok (Optional)
14:00 Back to the hotel
*The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather or a traffic conditon*
- 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