A selection of pictures of Damnoen Saduak, probably the best known and most visited of Thailand's floating markets. It is located in the Ratchaburi province, in the Damnoen Saduak district, 85 km from Bangkok (a two hours drive). According to history, Damnoen Saduak was the name of the canal dug by King Rama IV in 1866. In those days rivers and canals were essential for transportation. King Rama IV, with his great concern for the country's future economic growth, had the canal dug to connect the Taachin and Maklong rivers.

01 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 02 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 03 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 04 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 05 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
06 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 07 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 08 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 09 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 10 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 11 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
12 Colourful straw hats 13 Flowers on boat
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