Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, known all over the world from movies such as the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. This morning market is located in Ratchaburi province, about one and a half hours drive from Bangkok. The fastest way to get there is by minibus close the Victory Monument in Bangkok. It costs 100 baht, and you should go around 8.00 a.m. to see the market when it’s crowded with boats, providing many great photo opportunities.
The best way to see the market is in a longtail boat. We took a one-hour tour, and it costs 2,000 baht. A bit expensive but the ride on the narrow canals and around the market was a pretty cool and worthwhile experience. Try some tasty noodle soup from one of the noodle boats with a cold Singha beer, and why not some coconut ice cream for dessert. And don’t forget to haggle when buying souvenirs.
We bought some fresh mango and rose apple from this lovely lady.
These ladies served us delicious noodle soups.
Damnoen Saduak floating market is opened every day from 6:30 a.m. The best time to visit is early morning to avoid the heat. Watch the video I recorded below.