Damnoen Saduak Transportation

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    Wooden Paddle Boats

    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2012
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    At The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you have two options on going around the area, the first is free, by walking around the floating market and the bridge connecting both sides of the floating market then off buying and eating spree. but if you want a more thorough experience, then take the 30 to 45 minute boat ride using wooden paddle boats manned by local boatmen for the feeling riding the canals in the floating market.

    there is one docking pier where you ride and exit after the ride and you can pay 150 baht per person for the boat ride at the boat association ticket booth and then fall in line for the boat ride. then off to the shopping and eating spree while on the boat!

    the experience is priceless!

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    Long Tail Boats

    by machomikemd Written Nov 2, 2012
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    If you booked a half day or full day floating market tour with rose garden or elephant show and cultural show at your friendly travel agencies, then the ride using a long tail boat from the docking pier in one of the canals to the floating market proper is included in the price you pay. the long tail boats sits a maximum of 8 people per boat and the ride going to the floating market proper will take 15 minutes along the many canals in the area and you will see how the local thais live and the houses and structures and the mini concrete foot paths along the canals going to the floating market proper.

    the ride is bumpy and noisy and you might get a little bit wet while riding the long tail boat but still is an experience.

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    Smal Tour Vans

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 2, 2012
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    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Opens daily at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm as many of the vendors here also tend to the farms in the afternoon. The Market is a good 110 kilometers west of Bangkok in Ratchaburi Province and since there are many activities in having a half day of whole day floating market tour and the long distance to cover, the tour vans fetch you at your hotel at 7:00 am and off to a 1 hour ride to the floating market and then to the other areas that are part of the trip like the elephant trek, cobra show, monkey show, etc (not included in the price, you must pay for the shows).

    various travel agencies mostly use the big toyota Grandia Mini Vans to take you to the floating market and back.

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    Boat

    by travelpug Written Jun 19, 2008
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    There are motor boat and paddling boat that tourists can choose from to tour the canals. I took a paddle boat and it cost us TB300 for the whole boat. I like it better than the motor boat because it is quiet even though it may be slow.

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    Hire A Small Boat And Move Around The Canal

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Written Apr 11, 2006

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    Sampan boat

    After reaching the floating market, we had 2 choices. We could just walk around the canal sides and browse around vendors and small boat passing by. The other choice is paying Bht 150 per person and jump to a smaller boat (sampan) and the boat man/woman will row us around the floating market.

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    Long Tail Boat Ride

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Written Apr 11, 2006

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    The tour bus dropped us to the nearest pier to floating market. We continued our way by long tail boat which is included in the tour price. The ride took about 15 minutes. The boat snaked along the klong (small canal), passing living Thai houses. We could see daily activities of the local people from our boat.

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    Finding a parking space

    by Myndo Written Mar 5, 2006

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    There is no way to miss the Floating Market when you are driving through the city.
    Big street signs show you the way.

    If you are here with your own car, mind that you don't drive into the first parking place someone signs you in!
    They are standing at the road with their official looking gear and whistles trying to get you at their park. The first ones are actually kms off the waterways. Don't take them if you have the choice (and you do).

    Drive until you come to a big place (Bus parking after 10 a.m., I would guess), where there is also the bridge to look down the water and the people renting boats.

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