Floating Market Trip Near Bangkok
Slow Travelers do not miss the trip “Damnoen Saduak-Maeklong Floating Market” One-day trip near the city
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is an important ancient maritime trading community. In the past, local villagers brought produce from their gardens, packed them into boats, and rowed them to trade and exchange. Nowadays, tourists preferably visit here to see the folkways of the market. The charm of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is buying products from the boats, buying local souvenirs, and stopping by to eat boat noodles (or any other food). Besides, you can rent a boat with a rower to see the gardens and way of life of the villagers on both sides of the canal and choose to buy souvenirs from shops on the waterfront.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in Ratchaburi which is only 95 kilometers away from Bangkok, traveling time is about 1.30 hours. You can arrive here by public bus, taxi, or a rented car with a chauffeur of OKLuxRenting.
“Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral”
There is another interesting place not far from each other which is Bang Nok Kwaek Church (Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral), a beautiful old catholic church on a waterfront. This is a recommended checkpoint for those who are looking for a nice spot to take a photo in Samut Songkhram. Do not miss seeing the beauty of Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral! This gothic architecture is a worth sightseeing checkpoint. It opens only from Wednesday to Sunday and remember to dress politely only.
“Talad Rom Hoop” or Mae Klong fresh market
Let’s continue at “Talad Rom Hoop” or Mae Klong fresh market. It is one of the important highlights, do not miss it! It is unique in that you can watch trains passing through the middle of the market up to 8 times a day. You can say that in just one day, you can see the magic of Mae Klong Market in avoiding the trains a lot. You can take pictures with the train that has arrived at the station and buy fresh food or souvenirs. The famous items of Mae Klong Market are Mae Klong mackerel, Khlong Khon shrimp paste, razor clams, pickled clams, lychees, pomelo, coconut sugar, Karamae Raman and many others.
“Don Hoi Lot”
End the trip at “Don Hoi Lot”, a place suitable for traveling with the family. Atmosphere by the sea, seeing the wetlands stretching far into the distance. There is an activity of kicking a mud board to find razor clams, or you can rent a boat to go look for clams in the middle of the upland. There are seafood restaurants cooked with a lot of fresh local ingredients waiting to serve tourists at an affordable price. You can sit and have dinner while watching the beautiful sunset view.
Enjoy 1 full day of delicious and fun traveling near Bangkok. This experience must be shared and spread the word, recommend many friends to travel to Thailand. As for today, we hope you have a safe return to Bangkok. Go back and get some rest! Tomorrow, there are still many interesting tourist attractions both inside and outside Bangkok waiting for you to explore…..Good Night.
Writer : Natthapong R.
Date : 11/11/2023