One of the most famous floating markets in Thailand is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi. Many Thai and international visitors travel here every day to store, eat, and absorb the atmosphere of Thailand's water markets that have been like this for over a hundred years.Klong Damnoen Saduak Saduak is Thailand's straightest and longest canal. The canal was constructed on royal initiative as Thailand's King Rama IV wished to connect the Mae Klong River with Chinese river ways to promote transportation and commerce. It took more than 2 years to dig and was completed under his successor King Rama V's reign. The canal is 32 kilometers long and has over 200 branches.
The popularity of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market rose to fresh heights in 1971–1973 when the river was filled with farmers selling their goods on their ships. And that's how trading in this region continues until today.
Busses run daily from Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) to Damnoen Saduak, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned. Call 0 2435 5031 for more details.
Bangkok–Phetchaburi, Bangkok–Hua Hin, Bangkok–Ratchaburi, Bangkok Prachuap Kiri Khan and other famous bus lines. You have to change at the junction of Bang Pae where every 10 minutes there is a local bus from Damnoen Saduak.
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