Damnoen Saduak Things to Do

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  • Cobra Show near Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market

    by javthrowr Written Dec 5, 2013

    If you want to see a cobra show, visit the Red Cross Snake Farm in Bangkok. The Cobra Show Thailand near Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market is an act of cruelty to animals and if you visit you're only encouraging them to continue this cruelty to animals. The snakes, alligators, water monitors, etc are not healthy and are kept in cages that are way too small for them. They're abusive to the snakes during their show and they starve the mongoose to get it to fight with the cobra. Horrible horrible horrible place, do not support them.

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    Floating market at Damnoen Saduak.

    by CDM7 Updated Aug 24, 2013
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    The market is about 63 miles from Bangkok and worth a visit when staying there.Today the market has become a major tourist attraction,but you can still get an idea of how water transport played a big part in daily life.The land around here is naturally fertile and the farmers use the canal as a reliable water source.
    A nice way of reaching the market is by a long tailed boat (James Bond boat),as from the boat you can see how the locals live on the banks of the canal in wooden shacks.At the market locals will be selling fruit,vegetables and even cooking food for sale from their boats.There is also large buildings either side of the canal where goods of all descriptions are sold.
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    Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show: the show proper 2

    by machomikemd Written Nov 6, 2012
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    more pictures on the actual cobra show and my tips on the actual show with different snakes, pythons and cobras and venom milking

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 250 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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    Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show: the show proper 1

    by machomikemd Written Nov 6, 2012
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    my tips on the actual show with different snakes, pythons and cobras and venom milking

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 250 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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    Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show 2: the mini zoo

    by machomikemd Written Nov 6, 2012
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    part three is on the mini zoo in the premises that houses assorted local species of snakes and pythons and even turtles and local monitor lizards and geckos.

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 250 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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    Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show 1

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 6, 2012
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    This will be a Multi part tip with more pictures around the area.

    part one is one the entrance.

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 250 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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    Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village 2

    by machomikemd Written Nov 6, 2012
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    Part two of my elephant village tips with more pictures

    This is the closest Elephant Village in bangkok and if you booked a damnoen saduak floating market half day tour or full day tour with rose garden and elephant show and crocodile farm, this Elephant Village is included in the itinerary as it is just a 10 minute drive from the floating market. but you have to pay for the elephant ride as it is not included in the price. The Highlight of the elephant village is that you can ride these huge elephants for 30 minutes across a jungle terrain and some small rivers and an elephant can accomodate up to two people plus the mahout (elephant trainer). the ride is bumpy and the elephant sometimes stops to poo! (nasty as smelly too hehehe). The Pirce of the 30 minute elephant ride is 600 baht per person (more expensive in phuket as they charge you 900 baht there!). They also have a monkey village here where you can watch a monkey show for 20 minutes at 250 baht per person.

    Open daily 8.00 A.m. - 5.00 P.m

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    Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village 1

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 6, 2012
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    this will be a two part tip with more pictures

    This is the closest Elephant Village in bangkok and if you booked a damnoen saduak floating market half day tour or full day tour with rose garden and elephant show and crocodile farm, this Elephant Village is included in the itinerary as it is just a 10 minute drive from the floating market. but you have to pay for the elephant ride as it is not included in the price. The Highlight of the elephant village is that you can ride these huge elephants for 30 minutes across a jungle terrain and some small rivers and an elephant can accomodate up to two people plus the mahout (elephant trainer). the ride is bumpy and the elephant sometimes stops to poo! (nasty as smelly too hehehe). The Pirce of the 30 minute elephant ride is 600 baht per person (more expensive in phuket as they charge you 900 baht there!). They also have a monkey village here where you can watch a monkey show for 20 minutes at 250 baht per person.

    Open daily 8.00 A.m. - 5.00 P.m

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    Damnoen Saduak Elephant & Monkey Village

    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2012
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    This will be my Damnoen Saduak Monkey Show Tips.

    This is the closest Elephant Village and Monkey Village in bangkok and if you booked a damnoen saduak floating market half day tour or full day tour with rose garden and elephant show and crocodile farm, this Elephant and Monkey Village is included in the itinerary as it is just a 10 minute drive from the floating market. They also have a monkey village here where you can watch a monkey show for 20 minutes at 250 baht per person (not included in the tour price). The monkey shows features trained macaque monkeys that do many skills like coconut harvesting (they teach monkeys to harvest coconuts in thailand), coconut opening, biking, swimming, shooting and slam dunking basketballs, and even dancing.

    Open daily 8.00 A.m. - 5.00 P.m

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    After the Floating Market

    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2012
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    The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is not the only destination if you are booked for a half day or full day tour as the tour itself is filled with detours like visiting the handicraft factory and going to the Cobra Show and Elephant Trekking and Monkey show, which are all just minutes away from the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and located at the Same town. but the price of admission for these shows or trekking is not included in the price so you have to pay extra for these additional but worth it shows or trek.

    I will have separate tips for them here.

    from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the damnoen saduak Floating Market is routinely crowded with thousands of gawking tourists like us (hehehe), hundreds of vendors and whole sale purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. You can buy all the touristy and regular stuff that you can buy in bangkok like assorted silk products, local handicrafts, assorted national thai and regional thai foods and street foods, local textiles and shirts and garments, assorted tropical fruits like lansium fruit, rambutan, mango, pineapple, dragon fruit, mango and a lot more. after the floating market tour, you will then proceed to a number of stops like the elephant trekking, cobra show and monkey show (price of admission and elephant trek not included)

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    Bridge at Front of Damoen Saduak Market

    by machomikemd Written Nov 3, 2012
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    Don't forget to walk to the end of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the bridge is located, after you boat ride to have the perfect panoramic shot of the floating market with a good vantage point but it will take a few minutes to take pictures and videos as this postcard perfect area of the bridge is packed with your fellow tourists who take turns to shoot and take videos.

    after taking the perfect panoramic shot with you buddies then do some last minute shopping or eating before proceeding to the elephant trekking, monkey show and cobra show.

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    Views of Local Thai Culture and Houses

    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2012
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    when you are riding the long tail boats going to the Damnoen Saduak Floating market, besided the many canals that you would see and pass on the way to the market, you will see a slice of thai culture as you can see the local thai houses, stores, foot paths and more at the sides of the canals as the thai people were ones river dwellers, they prefer to put their houses beside or at the rivers but as modernity progressed and Ancient Siam Became Thailand, less and less people carried on this tradition.

    you can take photos and videos of the local thai river life while riding the long tail boats to the floating market.

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    The Many Canals in Damnoen Saduak

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 2, 2012
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    when riding the long tail boat from the pier going to the floating market, in the 15 to 20 minute ride you will go through assorted canals lining the route as More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it to get water to splatter their land plus the main canal, which is Damnoen Saduak, as the name of Damnoen Saduak means the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV by the military men and the people of Ratchaburi, Samutsakorn and Samutsongkram Province and the local thais extended this canals so that you will see many canals lining the damnoen saduak area.

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    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Overview

    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2012
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    This will be a multi part tip with more pictures around the Floating Market Area

    Ancient Siam has many floating Markets but in Modern Thailand, there are now such a few. There are no Floating Markets in Bangkok Area and the nearest floating market is located at at Ratchaburi Province, a good 110 kilometers west of bangkok and the most touristy of this thai floating markets is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Actually there are many floating markets in Ratchaburi Province and several in Damnoen Saduak district but again the most touristy is located in the tambon (town) of Damnoen Saduak itself. The Floating Market is located at the Damnoen Saduak Canal dug by the Siamese Army during the Reign of Rama IV to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together.

    from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the damnoen saduak Floating Market is routinely crowded with thousands of gawking tourists like us (hehehe), hundreds of vendors and whole sale purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. You can buy all the touristy and regular stuff that you can buy in bangkok like assorted silk products, local handicrafts, assorted national thai and regional thai foods and street foods, local textiles and shirts and garments, assorted tropical fruits like lansium fruit, rambutan, mango, pineapple, dragon fruit, mango and a lot more.

    you don't need to ride a boat to buy at the floating market as there are also huge stalls beside the canal where you can buy the same stuff they are selling in the boats. but riding the small wooden boats is a novelty too hehehe.

    opens 8:00 am to 12:00 pm everyday

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    Floating Market

    by zuyao Written Jun 25, 2008

    Damnoen Saduak floating market is really a show put off for tourists. Nevertheless it's worth a visit. Just check with your hotel reception for any day tours. A 800-900 baht tour will usually include a visit to the elephant grounds, crocodile farm, rose garden and a wood carving factory. Lunch provided. Shopping at these tourist spots are a bit pricier than some other places. But enjoy the bargaining! The tour operator will pick you & drop you off at the hotel or any other place you prefer. Half day tour of only the floating market is also available at half the price.

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