There are floating markets nearer Bangkok but we chose to go to Damnoen Saduak some 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. Abuzz with merchants plying their trade, our boat went back and forth along the congested canals dug up during the time of King Rama IV.
To be honest, I was quite disappointed. There wasn’t a merchandise to be had there that you can’t buy in any other market within Bangkok. And the prices are ridiculously set for tourists who are expected to exasperatedly haggle down the prices. From fruits to coconuts to cotton dresses and shirts, from paintings to woodcarvings to cooked food like noodles and sticky rice with mango.
Tried to get good snapshots just using my iPhone cam but soon grew tired. It was a hot day and dripping in sweat, I wasn’t in the best mood for retail therapy.
And no second chances with me. Enough of floating market. Seen one and that’s it. I’d rather be walking buying up stuff than cruising some canal.
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