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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market Tour

Product ID: 156624
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Enjoy the unique experience to reach the iconic Maeklong Railway Market (umbrella pulldown market) by taking a local train. Then, visit Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand filled with colorful boat vendors to explore.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Thai, English

Pickup optional

Your hotel in downtown Bangkok
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the traditional train ride to the iconic Maeklong Railway Market
  • Hear and see the local lifestyle outside Bangkok
  • Reach the famous Damnoen Saduak market by a long tail speedboat ride
  • Spend your leisure time exploring the floating market with no rush
  • Buy and try authentic pad thai, rice noodle soup or mango sticky rice
  • Witness how sky-rise buildings transform into salt farms and rice fields
Itinerary
  • Bangkok

  • 45 minutes

  • Ban Na Kwang Railway Station

  • 30 minutes

  • Maeklong Railway Market

  • Wat Chottayakaram

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

  • 1.5 hours

  • Bangkok

3.5 hours

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
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Full description
Meet a small group of people at the meeting point in downtown Bangkok by 6:30 AM and board an air-conditioned van and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Na Kwang train station to take a local train to Maeklong Railway Market. Wonder at the intricacies of this markets workings and people. This market is nicknamed Talat Rom Hup in Thai which means the "umbrella pulldown market". It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centered on the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed.

After exploring the Railway Market, you will continue to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The market has been featured in several films. A canal chase scene in The Man with the Golden Gun with Roger Moore as James Bond was filmed at the market. Discover one the most famous floating markets in Thailand and take in the sights and sounds. Wander through the colorful boats and chatty vendors. 

Discover many  different kinds of Thai food such as Rice noodle soup and Pad Thai and don't miss the famous desert Mango with sticky rice.  Your family-like guide will give you some advice on what not to miss. Afterwards, get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30-2:00 PM.
Includes
  • Round-trip air-conditioned transportation
  • Train ride from Ban Na Kwang train station to Maeklong Railway Market
  • Longtail boat fee to the floating market
  • Local snack or seasonal fruit tastings at Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from central Bangkok (if option selected)
  • All taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities, optional
  • Local long-tail boat fee inside the floating market
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bigcountry Vacation day tour offices: located at YHA Bangkok Downtown Hostel, BTS Chongnonsi exit 4 and keep walking, it is situated next to the Rolex showroom.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Know before you go
• The tour does not offer a long-tail boat ride inside the market, however you may purchase it directly from a local vendor with the price approximately 150 Baht for a 25-30 minute ride
• The market is authentic, but due to its popularity, the place became quite touristic. Please be reminded that the items at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market might be overpriced. If you’re not certain about the prices, please always consult your tour guide while taking the tour
• The boat ride usually faces a high traffic jam at Damnoen Saduak, which is why this tour does not include the boat ride inside the canal, to enhance your experience to its maximum potential. If there is is less boat traffic on the day of your visit and that you would like to take a boat trip, the guide can always contact the boat vendor for you to guarantee the cheapest price
• This tour starts earlier than others as the local partner aims to escape the traffic in Bangkok, which can get extremely heavy during rush hours
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 2108 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.6/5

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BIGCOUNTRY VACATION

Product ID: 156624