The waterway is a manmade canal dug out during the late 1800’s during the reign of King Mongkut – Rama IV of Siam (the King from “The king and I” story). Many other smaller canals branch off, providing not only irrigation for farmers but also a way for them to transport their produce to market.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a feast for the senses. Of course we had to hop aboard a boat and enter the floating riot of colors. We bought a bag of lychees from one boat vendor and happily snacked as we shopped for souvenir hats and fans.