The Floating Market Bangkok

Second day in Amazing Thailand!

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I had these for breakfast and I ate ’till I dropped.  I haven’t had pork for months, I intentionally overindulged!

Destination: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

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It was a hot humid day, I was all sweaty even before we arrived.bangkokfloatingmarket

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities, food, and for giving you an insight into a bygone way of life.

…long-tail boats await to take you to the market. The roar of the engine disturbs the quiet as the boat glides down the narrow canals, small wooden houses on stilts fringe the banks…

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The boat driver slows down to let you appreciate the winding waterways and get a brief glimpse of those who live on the river. 

Over 30 years ago, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market featured in a classic James Bond chase scene was already a tourist attraction… an aquatic cultural show festooned with abundant colour and souvenirs. 

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Pretty seller 🙂

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I should have bought this coconut lamp.

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Days earlier I watched on Discovery Channel how baby crocodiles grow and survive. The documentary was from the eye of young crocodiles. It takes years for them to develop their strength, the might of their jaw and the sharpness of their teeth. While they’re still small, they are harmless to humans. It takes years of patience for them waiting to grow and mature.

When we spotted this young crocodile swimming around while boats passed by, all I could hear is his tiny voice telling me, “I will eat you someday.”

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Arriving in the main market. We were there mid afternoon so it wasn’t too busy unlike the mornings.

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The Captain loves his mangoes.

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I like mine with sticky rice!

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The world around me disappears with the taste of yellow and white and milk!

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There are at least four to five  floating markets in Bangkok.

Even though transactions are more concerned with tourists rather than locals these days, the floating market boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat. 

Our souvenir photo from the tour.

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I wish the locals and tourists would work together to keep the river clean. Other than the sight of trash here and there, the boat ride was wonderful!

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tour Package (Floating Market + Temple Stop-over + Elephant ride): 2,000 Baht per person

Quoted texts from http://www.bangkok.com

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3 thoughts on “The Floating Market Bangkok

  1. WooooooW! Enjoy sigurado si Zion jan! Lalu na at may mangoes! Kahit everyday na mango ang ulam niya, mabubuhay siya. Saraaap naman. Anong klaseng beer sell nila? At tama si ykw… how does it compare sa mga mangoes natin dito sa pinas?

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