DAMNOEN SADUAK Floating Market 

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. 


The boat ride was fun the first time, till you realize all boats u-turn at the end to go back the same way. I think we made 3 return trips. Same, Same. But different. 😄



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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Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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