Thailand – Day 3 – Floating Market

February 7, 2015 – It’s our first year anniversary! One year down, forever to go! 🙂

For this day, our goal is to visit a floating market and a weekend market. Oh yes! It’s market day! Haha

As usual, we went to Victory Monument and took a minivan to Damnoensaduak Floating Market. It is recommended to come early to avoid the crowd. Still, even when we came early, it is already crowded.

The minivan will drop you at their terminal where there are already boat for rents. They will offer you as much as 1000baht or more to take you to the floating market. However, we opted to walk until we reach the floating market itself, where we took a public boat for less than 60 baht per head.

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Welcome to Damnoensaduak Floating Market!

It was a good experience, but honestly, we didn’t enjoy it that much. The items are too expensive and it’s too crowded. As you can see in the pictures, we couldn’t even get a decent photo without too much people in the background. But for the sake of experience, I guess this will do.

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However, I didn’t let the day pass by without buying my newly found favourite mango with sticky rice.

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No need for filter.

After the boat, we went to the market beside the river to have our lunch, then afterwards, went back to Bangkok. Minivan going back to Bangkok can be found in the market area as well. Though it took us more than 2 hours to reach Bangkok, as the minivan stopped to another terminal to wait for passengers and there’s the weekend traffic as well.

Upon reaching Victory Monument, we went straight to Chatuchak Market taking the BTS. We had our fill of souvenirs and Thailand’s street food here.

After a very tiring day, (tiredness mostly due to travel) we went back home for a bit to refresh ourselves. Then, dinner time, we went back to Paragon Mall to have our dinner. Yummy and for a very affordable price.

 

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