Leave the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to explore the wonders of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Walk along the colorful fruit and vegetable stands at the Maeklong Station Market, and then head to the floating stalls where merchants sell goods and produce from their tiny boats on the canal.
Your journey begins when your guide picks you up from your hotel and transports you to the outskirts of the city. After a pleasant drive through the scenic countryside, you arrive in the early morning hours before dense throngs of tourists swarm the area. Pay a visit to the rural Maeklong Station Market, a vibrant place to see the various fresh fruits and vegetables produced from the region's fertile soil.
Next, it’s time to make your way to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where you can witness the traditional style of buying and selling goods from small boats sitting in the canal. Listen as your guide explains how this canal was built back in 1866, and then start bartering with the merchants you find here to haggle the best price available.
Once you’ve made a few purchases, it’s time to begin your trip back to Bangkok. Make a stop at the Phra Pathom Chedi on your return journey to get a look at the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia, and take a moment to admire its beautiful golden-tiled dome.