Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Thailand

IMG_2406While visiting Bangkok, we hired a car and took the kids to the Famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi province.

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.

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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.

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Our boat guide

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Our daughter wearing her Floating Market purchase
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Just a little humid!

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