Floating Market! Yes, it is! Thailand was very synonym with floating market. Since we’re in Bangkok this time around, we definitely not gonna miss a visit to the floating market. We opt for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which it is situated in the Ratchaburi Province, and one of the major tourist destination. It’s only a few kilometers away from the Mae Klong Railway Market.
From all the review, the floating market is normally crowded with hundreds of vendors using rowing boat selling vegetables, fruits, foods and others averagely from 8am to 11am. But these days, long-tailed boats were used to bring visitors throughout the canal. We totally forgot the price that we paid for the long-tailed boats services (*but if we not mistaken, they charged us somewhere around 450 baht). We started our journey way back in Shang Pier since the traffic are super congested on that day if we wanted to go directly to the floating market area and we’re running out of time. From there, you can actually opt for rowing boats. Again, we can’t confirmed on the price.
While on the boats, we keep looking around especially on the residential / houses build along the canal and their style of living. Personally, we found that the water is a lil bit smelly. Ermmmm, wondering!
Us, without FF!
A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions, and are chiefly found in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The boat stopped over at one of the handicraft shop. We guess, the biggest one there! We didn’t buy anything from the market and even from this shop since the price is a lil bit expensive. We managed to experience the making of local biscuit as well.
We spent about 1 and 1/2 hours for the whole journey. As for us, the floating market is a lil bit overrated. Opss, I mean its been too commercialized. You can actually see a few rows of new shops build along the canal and fewer vendors using the rowing boats. We don’t see the authenticity. And again, it was such an experience.
And this is what we had for lunch at the Halal stall by the roadside on our way to Kanchanaburi – Noodles soup and Cha Yen. Simple but yet delicious! Alhamdulillah.
We will continue our journey on Part 4 – Kanchanaburi (War Cemetery and Bridge Over River Kwai).
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma