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Floating Market

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Floating Market

We wish to go to a floating market near Bangkok, there are 7 adults in our party, are we best to get our hotel to book a trip for us, or is it possible to hire a guide with suitable vehicle to take us ?

Bangkok, Thailand
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1. Re: Floating Market

With 7 of you, hiring a guide and van would be a good way to go:

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Hi

With 9 of you better to get a tour guide with the driver and make the day of it. You can combines the market with rail way market, river Kwai bridge, museums of POW and death rails in kanchanburi. There's the lists of tour guides that you can use tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c125475/Thail… we used nook and can highly recommended her "nook "cnnchinlawan@hotmail.com

But of course your hotel can organize it for you as well. Often the price form the hotel can be higher than independent guides.

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thanks for advise, we have been to the Bridge on the Kwai before, how far is it to a floating Market ? and how long do you need there.

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Floating market I take you meant for Damneun sadauk floating market. If so then it is a couple of hour by car outside Bangkok. As how long do you need there is up to you. Many people just walking around or you can hire a long tail boat in to canal. If you do it with guide it will included as package. Go early possible to avoid the heat.

If you have been to rive Kwai then perhaps Maung Boran and Erawan museum might worth to go after market.

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thanks

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If you are around over a weekend, you should head out Damnoen Saduak way and also take in Tha Kha and possibly Amphawa and the train market.

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What are each of these places please

Damnoen Saduak way and also take in Tha Kha and possibly Amphawa and the train market

Maung Boran and Erawan museum might worth to go after market.

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I have never been to Tha Kha. Amphawa is another floating market and open only on weekend. Railway market also the same route as to Damneaun Sadauk floating market. The market is cover over railway lines ( hence the name). It is quite interesting to see when the train come the stalls holders and the vendors just pull away their wears out of the trail lines in a split second.

Maung Boran tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g157001…

Erawan museum tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g293916…

All these can be done in one day if you stick to perhaps railway and Damneun Sadauk market for morning part then go to Maung Boran and museum early afternoon or as soon as you finish with the market.

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Hi,

If you are renting a van for the day you could also drive up to Kanchanaburi and visit the Thai-Burma WW 2 museum or even the Hellfire Pass museum. The latter of the two will involve a lot more spent in the minivan though.

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10. Re: Floating Market

Have a look at bangkokfoodtours.com/floating-market-food-to…

Was one of the best tours I have ever done and worth the cost.

They use a mini van that you would all fit in easily