Damnoen Saduak, Bangkok’s floating market in the Ratchaburi Province. In just over an hour and a half we were zipping along the klongs in a long-tail boat (400 baht each), watching coconut buds being boiled, sieved and beaten into a scrumptious fudge-like substance ………………..
…………. then weaving our way through narrow, over-crowded market klongs.
Along the way to the Rose Garden Hotel we stopped at a Royal Thai Craft Village. Here we could see the carving of teak wood, the making of mulberry paper and drool over the stunning furniture for sale. The cost of these pieces includes freighting it to your home country. There’s a piece or two in there that I wouldn’t mind having in my lounge!
Lunch was a delectable buffet before heading over to the Elephant Show and the Cultural Show (600 baht each). I thought the shows were a bit “cheesy” but I did like the way we were shown how the elephants traditionally used to work and they did look very well looked after.
If you’re in Bangkok for a short time, I’d highly recommend spending a day with JulieTaxi Tours visiting the Floating Market and the Rose Garden Tour. For 3000 baht we had our personal driver/guide/translator. Jack was amazing! Once again I was impressed by the service and the tour was a great way to spend the day.
Of course Silvia’s visit could not be complete with a visit to Chatuchak, Bangkok’s largest open market and I could not resist the opportunity to take more photos!!