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Floating & Railway Markets Tour from Bangkok: Multi-language

Activity provider: Thailand Insight Travel

Floating & Railway Markets Tour from Bangkok: Multi-language

Activity provider: Thailand Insight Travel
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From US$ 41.40 per person

Join a guided tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market by longtail boat, then watch the train arrive inside Mae Klong Railway Market. After, take mini workshops at a coconut farm and salt farm.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
BTS Siam is the center of the pickup service in Bangkok's Pathumwan district. Free pickup for hotels are nearby selected BTS (Skytrain) stations. Silom line: Surasak (Sathon)-Siam-National Stadium. Sukhumvit line: Phaya Thai-Siam-Asoke. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time to meet your guide.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride in a longtail boat through Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Take in the atmosphere of this century-old market and taste authentic Thai foods
  • Feel the thrill as the train enters the Railway Market, lined by vendors’ stalls
  • Visit a coconut sugar farm near the market and take a hands-on mini workshop
  • Drop by a salt field and learn how a farmer produces salt from seawater
Full description

Experience the diversity of Thai life by visiting 2 vibrant markets and 2 farms in Samut Songkhram. You'll have a chance to shop by boat and visit floating stalls, then get back on land to learn hands-on coconut and salt farming skills from locals. 

Meet your guide at your hotel to set off for your first excursion of the day, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, located on Thailand’s longest canal. 

Visit vendors and sample Thai foods, such as sweet mango on sticky rice, freshly made coconut ice cream, and Thai-style boat noodles as you tour the market by longtail boat. Learn about the history of this 100-year-old tradition of selling goods on the water. 

Continue exploring, making your way to Mae Klong Railway Market, where vendors set up shop alongside the train tracks, selling everything from dried spices and durian fruit to seafood and meats.

Since 1905, the trains and vendors have co-existed: the train signals and people rush to remove their stalls, earning this spot the nickname, "umbrella pull-down market.” This vibrant activity takes place several times a day.

Next up is a quieter scene at a nearby coconut sugar farm. Learn how Thai farmers produce coconut nectar: watch a demonstration of the liquid being boiled and pasteurized. Take part in a mini-workshop where you get to stir the nectar as it pasteurizes to become a drinkable delicacy. 

Spend the last of your day trip at a field where sea salt is produced. Discover this fascinating type of saltwater farming, watching the farmer harness the strength of sunlight and wind. Join a short salt-rubbing workshop, then snap some photos before being taken back to your hotel.

Explore Thailand more after the tour, with an augmented reality (AR) app (download instructions received after booking on confirmation voucher). Use your smartphone to access this interactive experience where the real world is enhanced by technology.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed guide
  • Longtail boat ride
  • Coconut farm tour
  • Coconut nectar workshop
  • Salt farm tour
  • Salt-rubbing workshop
  • Augmented reality app, playable on your device
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
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Alles top und mein Guide AKE war super ! Nur zu empfehlen !

June 27, 2022

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