Floating Market

Bangkok is the gateway to Asia for any aspiring traveller. From there, you can access any place that your heart desires. But what do you do while you are lingering in the gateway?

Apart from the numerous shops, temples, roads and hustle and bustle of the big city, you may decide to go visit one of the floating markets, which can be found at varying distances from Bangkok itself. I went to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, about a two hour drive outside of Bangkok, and hopped on a long-tail boat to get in the middle of it all. Don’t expect to find much for sale other than tourist products or fruit and veg, but do expect to find a charming and interesting way of life that you can get fully immersed in. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market might seem like an expensive tourist trap (which it is), but so long you enjoy the sights, take some beautiful photos, and really engage with the atmosphere, it is an enjoyable experience. This is definitely a stop not to be missed, especially first timers to Bangkok. If you’ve always wanted a giant snake to be put around your neck, this may also be the place for you (snake optional).

Have you visited anywhere around Bangkok new and interesting that really amazed or excited you (apart form Khao San Road!)? Share your adventures below in the comment section, i am always interested to learn about other peoples adventures!

See you tomorrow,

Emily Jemma

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  1. Thailand is certainly on my list! Although this year I went to a different part of Asia (Seoul, South Korea). It was really an amazing, and different, cultural experience. I’ve blogged about it as well if you’d like to check it out 🙂

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  2. This place is insane! So Bangkok!

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  3. I hope people actually take their time to not only visit typical “backpacker” places such as Khao San Road and Phuket or something and actually visit some rural villages, maybe stay and live with them for a short while. It will open up your minds and it’s what proper backpacking is about, not just visiting places where they target so called backpackers to generate money. It ruins everything, the experience and culture

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  4. I will certainly check it out! South Korea is on my list, so we can compare notes haha!

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  5. Bangkok is certainly a unique experience!

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  6. I completely agree. When i visit places i always try and take time to find a homestay or get off the path a bit, after all, why would you want to tread the same path as everyone else before you? It is one of the reasons why i avoided Phuket completely while travelling through Thailand. Although there are always going to be tourist spots that you will inevitably visit, its nice to find something new too!

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  7. Such a colourful market. Will try to go there next time.

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