Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is well-known as Khlong Ton Khem Floating Market, is one famous attraction of Ratchaburi, approximately 80 kilometres from Bangkok. Around 1866, King Rama IV commanded to dig Khlong Damnoen Saduak with a distance of more than 32 kilometres connecting the Mae Klong River at Bang Nok Khwaek to the Tha Chin River at Pratunam Bang Yang.
There are several small canals, so people in Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, and Samut Sakhon can commute to visit each other conveniently.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market was first known as a tourist attraction in 1967 in the picture of the floating market crowded with small rowing boats which contained necessary products for living. We could see tradesmen, who dressed in dark-coloured clothes with a hat made of palm leaves like farmers, rowing boats to sell and exchange products in the period when the waterway was the main transportation route.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market opens early in the morning until noon. Wat Prasatsit Floating Market, where we still can see traditional ways of life, opens early in the morning until 08.00 a.m.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Location: Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130 Thailand