Well on the tourist trail, a trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating market is still worth doing. Narrow, bustling 'khlongs' or canals are filled with flat boats piled high with fresh produce, each jockeying for position and paddled by ladies ready to stop and bargain at a moment’s notice. It's colourful, noisy, touristy but great fun. During the long-tail boat ride to market, you’ll pass orchards, traditional teak houses and local people going about their lives. You'll also visit Nakorn Pathom town, site of the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
This full-day tour starts with a visit to a coconut farm where you will get to see sample some of the delicious snacks made at the farm. You will then head to the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak situated 110 kms west of Bangkok. The tour also includes a visit to Nakorn Pathom, site of the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Pathom Chedi” which is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
The final attraction of this tour is a visit to a traditional Thai village, where lunch will be served beside the Nakhon Chaisi River. Afterwards you will attend the Thai village show, which gives you an introduction into Thai life. You will witness ordination into monkshood, fingernail dance, Thai boxing, hilltribe dance, sword fighting, cockfighting, elephants at work and folk dancing.
Highlights of this tour:
- Visit a coconut farm
- A longtail trip around Thailand's largest floating market
- Visit Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest pagoda in Thailand
- Enjoy lunch at a Thai village and see many examples of Thai traditional culture