Damnoen Saduak Travel Guide

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Damnoen Saduak Things to Do

  • Cobra Show near Dumnoen Saduak Floating...

    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...

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  • Floating market at Damnoen Saduak.

    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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show: the show...

    more pictures on the actual cobra show and my tips on the actual show with different snakes, pythons and cobras and venom milkingThere 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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show: the show...

    my tips on the actual show with different snakes, pythons and cobras and venom milkingThere 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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show 2: the mini...

    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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Cobra Show 1

    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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village 2

    Part two of my elephant village tips with more picturesThis 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....

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  • Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village 1

    this will be a two part tip with more picturesThis 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...

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  • Damnoen Saduak Elephant & Monkey Village

    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...

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Damnoen Saduak Restaurants

  • Food Stalls at the Boats in the Canal

    The Wooden Paddle boat sellers at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Canal sells a lot of things. but for an authentic thai food experience in a rural setting, why not order you food among the many food vendors on boats that sell these wonderful food and there are many food and fresh fruits and desserts to choose from! the prices of these local foods is...

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  • Food Stalls at the Market Proper

    There are many food stalls at the market proper in Damnoen Saduak, beside the food vendors in the Damnoen Saduak Canal itself and this review will be at the food stalls at the market proper.if you skipped breakfast at your hotel since the van pick up is early then no worries! you will be spoiled for food choices here at the Damnoen Saduak Floating...

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  • Breakfast on the water

    You can really enjoy the foods from the boat vendors! If you don't speak any Thai just point to the ingredients that you want and they will whip it up for you!! Very Inexpensive! The people are very friendly. Just try to speak a little Thai and that will break the ice! Everyone will be laughing but it's all fun!

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Damnoen Saduak Transportation

  • Wooden Paddle Boats

    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...

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  • Long Tail Boats

    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...

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  • Smal Tour Vans

    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...

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Damnoen Saduak Shopping

  • the boat stalls in Damnoen Saduak Canal

    like what i've said, there are two major areas to shop, the main market and the "floating market" in Damnoen Sadual Canal which is the floating market itself as the sellers here are housed in their own wooden paddl boats and long tail boats and they sell practically the same stuff as in the market proper but if you want to experience buying in the...

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  • Shops at both sides of the Floating...

    There are actually two shopping areas in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the main market occupying both sides of the big canal and the sellers on the boats in the Canal Itself. They both have practically the same goods and items to sell but if you don't want to ride the wooden paddle boats to shop due for fear of water or something, then you can...

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  • Local Fruits

    Local fruits for sale. So many variety of tropical fruits to choose from: coconuts, banana, pamelo, guava, etc. Not only there are tasty, they are also very colourful to look at.

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Damnoen Saduak Local Customs

  • Damnoen Saduak Fridge Magnets

    as anyone of you know by now, I'm an avid collector of fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels and while at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Area, buying both will be an imperative but unfortunately, they don't have the damnoen saduak shot glasses and I've only bought the fridge magnets. There is a variety of fridge magnets that you can...

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  • Mango With Sticky Rice

    Mango with sticky rice is a sweet south east asian invention. It is composed of Ripe yellow Mango with glutinous sticky rice and sometimes flavored with brown sugar or coconut milk. I don't really know which country started it but it is the BEST DESSERT! Here in Thailand it's called "Khao Niaw Ma Muang" and it the Philippines, it is called "Suman...

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  • Coconut Ice Cream

    Coconut Ice Cream is really popular around thailand as the weather here is hot for most of the year and during the monsoon season, the showers are not as intense as in the typhoon belt areas of asia like taiwan or the philippines or vietnam or china. Coconut ice cream is peddled here in thailand with the ice cream placed in a freshly cut young...

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Damnoen Saduak Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch your step when walking to the...

    We walked along the canal to get to the floating market one morning and ran into a very large lizard roaming around a local farm. No idea what it was but, it could probably do some damage.

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  • Becareful of your hands

    While you are on the boat trip, remember do NOT hold on to the edge of your boat. If you can see from this picture, sometimes boats glide by each other with no space in between them. It is wise not to grab the edge of the boat especially during 'traffic jam' on the main canal.

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Damnoen Saduak Tourist Traps

  • Royal Thai Handicraft Center

    this is a certified tourist trap more so if you are not the type who wants to buy handicrafts or furnitures.according to their website:RTC relocated its headquarters to 240 Moo 6 Tambon Dongruay , Amphur Damnoensaduak , Ratchaburi, which has a surface area of 150 rai and is conveniently situated only 9 kilometers from Damnoensaduak Floating Market...

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  • Maybe the town itself?

    Some people may call Damnoen Saduak a tourist trap as they have the ladies running around trying to get you into their boats. And some of the stalls on the canals cater to touristy junk. But I enjoyed myself here. So I guess it might be a personal opinion.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Damnoen Saduak What to Pack

  • Bring a Hat, Shades and Sun Block

    thailand is a tropical country so it can be hot and humid even in the morning. So when at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Canal, it is a goof option to bring a cap or hat (or just buy one at the market so you can use it right away and be a souvnir item too) to act as a shield from the sun and also bring shades to reduce the glare from the...

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  • Hats, water and sunscreen

    Don't forget your hats. It can get hot even it's in the morning. Especially if you are on a slow paddle boat, it will get hot. And of course sunscreen if you are wearing sleeveless, and drink plenty of water. Some boats provide straw hats for the passengers. If not, just buy a hat from the market as your souvenir from Damnoen Saduak :)

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Damnoen Saduak Off The Beaten Path

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    by machomikemd Written Nov 5, 2012

    There is a large chinese prescence in Thailand as 16% of the thai population is chinese in origin and they are the most assimilated chinese group in the world and most of the chinese in Thailand Practice the Thai Theravada Strand of Buddhism but there are still Mahayana Strand of Buddhism present in Thailand and one of the chinese temples you can see is just beside the Cobra Show Village in the Damnoen Saduak Town, where you have a pit stop at the Cobra Village. After the Cobra show, you can enter the temple beside it and take some photos or videos for free.

    Address: Damnoen Saduak Tambon, Ratchaburi Province

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Damnoen Saduak Favorites

  • Haggling Is A Must!

    if you are shy to haggle, then tough luck! a reminder, Damnoen Saduak is a tourist town, the market maybe authentic but the prices here are inflated as thy want to have the maximum profit from the tourists! Haggling is an art so you must practice is on all your travels and be one tough cookie to get the best deals. prices of the goods here are...

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  • Traffic at the Damnoen SaduaK Canal

    riding a wooden paddle boat at the Damnoen Saduak Canal takes an average of 30 minutes but due to the touristy nature of the Floating Market and the hordes of tourists converging on the area everyday in the small 800 meter portion of the canal facing the market at boat sides, the boat ride will take 45 minutes as it can get really packed at the...

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  • Local house

    One of the local houses seen along the floating market. I wonder how is it like to be living next to such a busy place with tourists in front of your door steps everyday.

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