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Oct 12, 2009 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Hi Again We have moved from Bangkok to Damnoen Sadauk, the home of the floating market. The Chatuchak Weekend Market turned out to be a hot, congested, flea market with thousands of stalls selling mostly clothing, shoes and household goods (at least the part we walked through). After a couple of hours, we jumped into a taxi with AC for a trip to Chinatown. Our driver said he knew where Chinatown was, but didn’t, and took us for an hour-long drive the opposite direction. When we realized we were lost, we told our driver to take us back to...

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Mar 14, 2009 - Damnoen Saduak.

14 March Today’s agenda is a visit at the floating market in Damnoen Saduak, about 115 km south west of Bangkok. One of the few big attractions in the Bangkok area, which I don’t, visited before. To reach the floating market, I had to start very early in the morning, about 6.30 I left my hotel and I arrived to Damnoen Saduak in 8.30. The market was what I was warned for, a rather touristy affair, little bit of a tourist trap. I estimate that 15-20% of the trade were between local people, the rest were directed to the tourists. Anyway I...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Floating Markets in Damnoen Saduak

Well I am happy to report that I got my luggage back yesterday and almost everything I packed was in the bag. The only thing missing is my camera charger (it must have fallen out), but I was able to buy a new one in Bangkok. Yesterday after my last entry, I went out drinking again with the same people I met the prior night. It was a lot of fun again, but made getting up today at 6:30AM in the morning a bit of a challenge. I had to get up at 6:30AM to catch the van that took me on a day trip to Damnoen Saduak. This is where the floating...

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Mar 23, 2008 - Wat Pho and the Floating Market

Ciao Everyone! I am getting along fine here in Thailand! It's a bit of a struggle to adjust, much more so than in Europe or South America... I don't understand ANYTHING people say. I've been trying to learn Thai phrases, but so far, when I try to use them, no one understands me. And I got yelled at for wearing my flip flops at the pool. Oops. Apparently, in Thailand, you don't wear your shoes onto the patio next to the pool. I am trying to figure out all these cultural nuances that travelers are usually excused from, but working foreigners...

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Feb 23, 2008 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Okay, I think most of you know that the Pike Place Market is truly my favorite place in the world, so you can imagine how excited I was when we decided to go to the floating market....basically the Pike Place Market on a river! We left about 7am this morning and drove 2 hours to Damnoen Saduak. We boarded a 'Bond James boat' and sped thru the little canals....it was a lot like Venice, but motorized and Thai. :0) We get to the center of the market where we switched to canoe like boats, which navigated in and out of the canals. The locals...

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Nov 11, 2007 - The Floating Market

Remembrance Day........Lest We Forget! We arranged for a driver and headed southwest of Bangkok to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak where we got on a long-tail boat and toured the kiosk-lined canals teeming with wooden boats filled with fruits and vegetables amongst other things and paddled around, mostly by women wearing bright clothes and wide-brimmed straw hats. We also stopped at an area where presumably there was a "Fish Temple" and we fed the fish.....as you threw food in the water there was a frenzy of activity as the fish all...

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Aug 5, 2007 - Damnoen Saduak

Ok, so today was up at 6:30 to go on a trip to see the floating market in Damnoen Saduak which I wasn't too sure about after a norwegian guy we met last night said it was very touristy. I had visions previously of going to see a market where food was sold and things required for general living he had said this was no longer the case and that they sold tourist products. We had already booked it when we heard this so it was too late to not go (at least we got them down from 300 THB to 220 THB!) So we got up, sorted ourselves out and went to...

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May 6, 2007 - Heading South

Heading South On Saturday we left Bangkok to head south. We wanted to go to the floating markets, which is about 80km from Bangkok, you can do this as a day trip but we had been told its best to stay there and get up early and do it before the tourists get there. So we caught the bus to Damneon Saduk (or something like that!) it only cost us about AU$3.00 and stayed at a hotel recommended in the lonely planet. Not many people stay overnight i dont think so its not really a touristy place when it comes to getting a meal (even though we had...

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