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Famous for its floating market, Damnoen Saduak is the one you’ll find in the tourist literature on Thailand. The scene is colourful and loud; just as you’d expect from a Thai market. Just 110km from Bangkok, it’s best accessed by package tour, which any local tour operator can organize

The 100-year-old market is now essentially a floating souvenir stand filled with package tourists. Everyday, hundreds of vendor boats crowd the market area in the early morning till noon. The colourful fruit, vegetable & souvenir market is crowded with local vendors floating in small rowing boats. This in itself can be a fascinating insight into Thai culture, as the vast majority of tourists here are Thais, and watching the approach to this cultural ‘theme park’ is instructive.

I quite liked this boat packed with fruits, the wonderful colours on display & the rather dour looking lady shopkeeper

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