Be a part of Thailand’s lively market scene with a private day trip from Bangkok to two of the country’s most famous shopping spots. Travel in a private vehicle to Ratchaburi province, and take a long-tailed boat through canals to the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where vendors sell colorful fresh goods directly from the water. Then, watch the unusual scene at the Maeklong train market as sellers scoot their wares out of the path of a passing train. Lunch at a riverside restaurant is included.
14-Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Train Market – Private Tour Day Trip
Your 7-hour day trip starts with a pickup from your hotel in Bangkok around 7am. Discover one of the authentic Floating Markets: Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi. Close to the market you will board a fast long tail boat, which will bring you through the narrow khlongs to the market for about half an hour. You will enjoy watching the farmers selling fruit and many kinds of local products in their boats. If you want you can take one of the paddle boats to cruise through the market (optional). After this great experience, continue your trip to another famous market: the Maeklong train market. People are always busy with buying and selling their products at the market. Then a piercing siren sounds and in a flash the market transforms – the shoppers disappear and the stallholders whip away their produce. The market comes to a standstill as all the vendors hold on to the poles supporting their awnings to make way for the train to pass. It is such a tight squeeze that the train traveling at about almost 15 mph / 24 km/h, touches the fruits and everything else at the marketplace as it passes through. Lunch is included in a local restaurant and afterwards a transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok.