Damnoen Saduak Floating Market , Thailand is home to many floating markets, that also function as hang-out spots for locals over the weekend. However, when it comes to Damnoen Saduak – the famous floating market, which is located 100 km from Bangkok – it’s artificial and designed for tourists only. It may look great in photos
Samut Songkhram Province is located some 70 kilometers west of Bangkok and holds many attractions. To name some: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Swimming Monkeys, Mud Ski, Oyster Harvesting, Special Temples, House of Traditional Siamese Cats, Benjarong Thai Porcelain manufacturing and more.
One of the most famous attractions at Amphawa is the Umbrella Pulldown Market, or by its Thai name – Talat Rom Hub. This market actually sits on the railways, it collapses when a train arrives, and goes back to its original state immediately after the train passes.
The Klong Khon area is a special nature area filled with mangrove forests. This is where you can observe the swimming monkeys and fireflies, visit an oyster farm, do some mud skiing and many more activities. The distance from Bangkok is only 70 kilometers, which means, this area is suitable for a day trip from Bangkok.
The Amphawa floating market is the most beautiful and enchanting floating market in Thailand in my opinion. This floating market is located at Samut Songkhram district, about 70 Km. west of Bangkok and Amphawa is its sub-district.
The Benjarong is a traditional Thai handicraft which produces spectacular porcelain with various designs, patterns and colors. The word Benjarong is combined of two words: Benja and Rong which mean 5 colors in Bali and Sanskrit, referring to multiple colors.