Damnoen Saduak more famously known as the Floating Market can be reached from both Bangkok and Kanchanaburi as part of a day tour taking in a few sites along the way. It takes about 2 hours by mini bus from both Bangkok and 4 from Kanchanburi. The Floating Market has a similar theme park feel to that of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. It feels a long way from being authentic and seems to only be there for the droves of tourists who flock there to be driven around in loud boats in a similar fashion to bumper cars. Despite floating tourists out numbering the market boats, its still a good experience and a very photogenic attraction, there are however less touristy markets that if you would most probably find more rewarding.
Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.
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