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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 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
  • Marvel an opportunity to take a train ride into the Maeklong Railway Market itself
  • Enjoy the opportunity to take a long tail speedboat ride in a canal directly to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Spend your leisure time walking around the floating market with no rush
  • Buy and try different traditional Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, Rice Noodle Soup or Mango Sticky rice
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.  Ask your guide for some advice on what is a 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
  • 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

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
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.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 1451 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