Two hours outside Bangkok is the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Travel by boat through the canals and take in the sights and sounds, perhaps bartering for some souvenirs as you go.
There are countless floating markets throughout Thailand, but the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most famous. Situated 110 km from Bangkok in Ratchaburi province, this market is like a trip back in time to the Siam of old. Watch merchants paddle along the busy canals with fresh fruit, vegetables and other items to sell to shoppers on the canal banks. The market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up. After visiting the market, continue onto Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom, reportedly the largest pagoda in South East Asia. The golden-tiled dome of the Chedi towers almost 116-metres into the air.
Pick up from: central Bangkok hotels
Departure time: 07.00
Duration: 5 hours