- Damnoen Saduak
One of the must-see one-day trips is The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market at Ratchaburi Province, about 110 km to the west of Bangkok. This is one of the most popular and most photographed destinations in Thailand. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the largest of its kind, attracting a large number of tourists each day. You will be impressed with the lively and colorful images of boat vendors trading their agricultural products, the most fascinating scene you will get to see only here-in Thailand. How to Get There
By Car: From Bangkok you can take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Rd.) and turn left at Km. 80 for another 25 km along Bangpae-Damnoen Saduak Rd.
By Bus: There are public buses both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned, leaving from the Southern Bus Terminal, Pinklao-Nakhonchaisi Rd. for Damnoen Saduak every 40 minutes from 06.00 am onwards. The fare is around Baht 49 (one way) for air-conditioned buses and Baht 30 for normal ones. The most suitable time to be at the market is from 08.00-10.00 am. Life at Damnoen Saduak
Damnoen Saduak is one of the provincial districts of the Rajburi Province. Both the sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another are inhabited by people and hence it is a densely populated area. Majority of these people are agriculturists. They grow different kinds of fruits and vegetables for example- oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbage, beans, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around. More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it, to get water to splatter their land. Moreover; these small canals also become propitious ways of taking their agricultural products to the markets in neighboring provinces and Bangkok.
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