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Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

1. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway. Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel at how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand. To reach the market, take a short ride in a paddleboat. Enjoy plenty of time to meander around the colorful market, where friendly vendors sell directly from their boats. Take in the sights and sounds, and try local specialties like mango sticky rice. Your guide will give you advice on what not to miss. Return to Bangkok in time for the early afternoon.

From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

2. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a paddle boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sold along the canal. Meet up with your guide to head back to the meeting point in Bangkok, where you will arrive around 1:30 - 2.00 pm. 

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What people are saying about Wat Chottayakaram

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,232 reviews

The tour was beautiful. The first stop was the train market. A totally crazy place and experience. Second stop was the floating market. The boat ride was included and lasted around 30 minutes. Unfortunately, one of our passengers felt sick and had to go to the toilet after a short time. However, our great guide managed to arrange a special trip for both of us, so that we could do another round even more through Chinatown than through the market district. We saw five varans. The return trip took 1.5 hours. Everything well organized! Thank you very much!

Very well organized and glad that the guide Jenny didnt just stick with the trip only but gave mini tips and small stories about all sorts about Thailand. It's a very pleasant trip with comfy minivan and good guidance about what to do and expect. The railway market and floating market itself is just alright as a tourist destination in itself.

Our tour guide, Pen was very nice and accommodating. She also shared a lot of interesting facts about Bangkok and the every day life of locals. The driver of the car was also very good and accommodating.

Highly recommend this trip just outside Bangkok. We visited in May 2022, some of the stalls at the floating markets were still closed due to covid but it was still an amazing experience.

Audi is a great guide, the tour was amazing, it exceeded my expectations, totally recommended