There are a number of Bangkok floating markets at various locations around the city. The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak, the most popular market, is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok. The canals that make up the Floating Market were built in 1866 on demand of His Majesty the King of Thailand to help ease communication in the province. The Floating Market began its service in 1967 and today it has attracted thousands of tourists from all over the world.
The energetic and intriguing images of boat vendors trading their agricultural produce is one of the most fascinating and endearing images of Thailand. It is a very attractive place for tourists to see this traditional way of selling and buying goods. Aside from tourists being able to buy things from the boats, they can also experience a ride on the boat through the canals where they are able to observe traditional Thai houses, and the way of life on the canals.
When looking for an apartment hotel in Bangkok that puts you in close proximity of the many things to see and do in Bangkok, Grand President Bangkok stands among the best options.
Open daily from 06.00 - 11.00
It takes between one and a half to over two hours from Bangkok depending on traffic conditions. We recommend, if time permits that you, do this tour on the weekend to avoid spending an unnecessary amount of time in traffic.