Learn Thai: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

By July 30, 2010Thai Geography

The Most Popular Floating Market
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province. It is about 105 kms far from Bangkok. According to history, in 1866, King Rama IV would like to have a 32 kms long canal to be dug at Damnoen Saduak. This canal would connect the Mae Klong River with the Ta-jeen River.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Tourists will also see traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats, and please try riding on a small boat to experience the floating market and to
see more. This is a worthwhile trip.

 The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables. The area is famous for Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut.

How To Get There :
Travel from Bangkok via Thonburi-Paktoh Highway to Samut Songkhram Town. Follow the sign to Damnoen Saduak (Highway No.325).

 

Vocabularies

 Floating market       /dtà-làat nám/       ตลาดน้ำ
Canal                      /klohng/               คลอง
River                      /mâe-nám/            แม่น้ำ

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