Today we will be heading to the floating market outside Bangkok... We had an early start because our tour guide/driver told us we should be there very early to avoid the traffic of the city and.... the tourists going to see the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Day in and day out from about 8:00 am to about 11:00 am the Floating market is routinely crowded by hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they produce are mostly from their own orchards. They usually travel on their small rowing boats. However, today the long- tailed engine boats have become very popular.
Regardless of which day of the week travelers decide to visit, the ambience at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will entice your senses from the moment you arrive. One of the most popular products for purchase is food. The floating market offers travelers a seemingly limitless array of food drink to choose from. There are also sit-down restaurants beside the canals of Damnoen Saduak.
However, for a traditional Thai experience, opt for the " open eateries " along the canal, which usually specializes in one or two dishes such as noodles or soups. You can order food from a boat merchant and enjoy. Although the price is rather cheap, the food is delectable.
There was even a man selling /showing off his pet snake.. and people would scream as they would get closer to him.
Most tours to the floating market include some side trips such as this visit to the Coconut Sugar House where you will see how the Thai's make sugar from coconuts.