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Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life and many communities depended entirely on them for their daily existence.

Long before cars, boats of all shapes and sizes plied the rivers and canals through the kingdom of Thailand, trading their wares and delivering their supplies.
The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok.

This is a particularly fertile area, being irrigated by a 32 kilometre straight-line canal constructed by King Rama IV way back in 1866.

It connects the Taachin River with the Mae Klong River and became a major transport artery between the provinces of Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram.

Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides year-round water, with more than 200 small canals having been dug by farmers to irrigate their land.

The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, namely grapes, mangoes, bananas, oranges, papaya & coconut.

Nowadays, both sides of the canal are densely populated and bright and early every morning vendors from the surrounding area turn up to trade their wares.

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Elephant Village Damnoen Saduak

Changpuak Camp Damnoensaduak is very convenient because it is located nearby the floating market,The camp is established under the idea of travel with convenience and enjoy variety of activities

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Wat Bang Kung Bo Tree Temple

Wat Bang Kung, which dates back to the Ayutthaya Period, is one of the highlights of a visit to Ampawa.

It is famous for the small chapel that is completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree called Bot Prok Po. It is almost like the tree itself is the pillars of the temple.

One famous temple in Bang Khonthi district is Bang Kung Temple. Within the temple there is an old ordination hall which houses a large sculptured Buddha image commonly called by villagers Luangpho Bot Noi.

Mural paintings from the late Ayutthaya period depict Lord Buddha while he was sitting in the niche and preaching, flanked by the disciples paying respect to him.

The temple is in the compound of Khai Bang Kung, a famous old Naval Forces Camp in Thai history, dating back to late Ayutthaya period. It was a location of great strategic importance where Thai and Chinese soldiers, under the leadership of King Taksin The Great, annihilated and repelled the invading Burmese army. This powerful camp was indeed feared by the Burmese.

The Camp was left deserted for almost 200 years and then established as a Boy Scout camp in honour of King Taksin. They built a statue of the king to commemorate his historic deeds.

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Wat Bangkae Noi Teak Temple

There are many temples of sublime beauty & historical significance in the Ampawa district of Samut Songkram province, but one of the most interesting is Wat Bangkae Noi.

Inside, on the ceilings & walls, are intricate woodcarvings depicting Lord Buddha's history, birth, enlightenment, and nirvana

Historically interesting, Wat Bangkae Noi was built during the reign of King Rama I by the Governor of Samut Songkram, Phraya Wongsasurasak. He build it for his minor wife - 'Noi' meaning minor - after he built a temple for his principal wife which he named Wat Bangkae Yai - 'Yai' meaning principle.

Looking from the outside, you will think this place is nothing special. It looks the same as every other Buddhist temple that you've seen.

Once you enter Wat Bangkae Noi however, you'll be amazed at the breathtaking view, because the interior teakwood walls and ceiling of the main chapel have been intricately carved to depict the life and teachings of the Lord Buddha.

Even the floor of this temple is special, being made from one hopea tree which is the most expensive of its kind in Thailand.

In addition, the monks quarters are a collection of traditional Central Thai houses, which contain rectangular seats made from single planks of Golden Takian wood more than one metre wide.

Floating Market & Elephant Ride Tour  (Code:1405)

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This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life with boats plying the rivers and canals, trading their wares. Fortunately, many local communities throughout the central region of Thailand continue this tradition of floating markets, some early in the morning and some later in the evening.

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Tour Programme

07:00 - Pick up from your hotel

08:30 - Palm Sugar Plantation

First stop its TaoTan Palm Sugar which is made from tapping the sap from sugar palm trees. You can sample the liquid sap fresh from the harvest or you can try climbing the tree yourself.

09:30 - Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

It's about an hour and a half from Bangkok to the floating market which is in Ratchaburi Province. You'll have plenty of time here to take the boat trip and have a walk around the main market areaRead More >

10:30 - Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo *option* price excluded

Plenty of choice for the ones who want to get close with the Tigers: Take photo with tiger 1'000 Baht, Feeding Milk with take photo 1'200 Baht.

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Lunch will be served in a local Thai restaurant.

13:00 - Elephant Ride

It's a ten minute drive to the Elephant Camp where you can experience the uniqueness of a ride on the back of an elephant. The ride normally takes about 20-25 minute.Read More >

14:00 - Wat Bang Kung

This unusual temple is completely supported by a living tree with the growth separated enough to allow access inside.Read More >

14:30 - Wat Bangkae Noi

This temple has a stunning interior, for all the walls and ceiling are made from golden teak and are intricately carved to reflect different aspects of the Buddha's life.Read More >

15:00 - Depart for Bangkok

You can relax in air conditioned comfort while the driver returns you to your hotel in Bangkok.

16:30 - Arrive at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel by about 5:00pm depending on the traffic.