Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PZSX7M
Following an 85 kilometre drive from Bangkok to Na Kwang Station, take the 8.30 train for the short journey to one of the most amazing attractions in Samut Songkram province, the Maeklong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market). Commonly called Siang Tai, or Life-Risking, Market, it is situated beside, and on top of, the actual train tracks. Seconds before you cross the tracks about to pull into Maeklong Station, the vendors have rushed to pulled back their parasols and umbrellas and cleared their goods back to within inches of the passing train. Less than a minute after that they have hurried to put everything back in place so they can get back to the job at hand, selling their seafood, fruits, meat and vegetables to the local shoppers.
After a brief wander around the market, you will be driven to a pier. From here you will take an exhilarating narrow long-tailed speedboat ride through the marshes and stilt houses to get you to the world famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Watch the Thai style canoes laden with colourful fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats gently ply their way through the canal from the water's edge or, for an additional cost payable direct at the market, get an even closer look by taking a paddle boat ride.
Entering the Maeklong Market by train
Long-tailed boat ride through the canals
Practice your negotiating skills
Once-in-a-lifetime floating market experience
Guided tour to Samut Songkram Province and Ratchaburi Province
Live tour commentary provided in English
Train ride to Maeklong Market
Long-tailed speedboat ride to Floating Market
Comfortable, air-conditioned road transport
Beverages, bottled water, and snacks
Any personal items or souveniers purchased at the markets
Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.
Tour departs approximately 6.45am. Pick up from your hotel will be approximately 30 minutes prior to this time.
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Driver is unable to wait should you be running late, as must meet with a scheduled train departure time.
- Once at the Floating Market, as an optional extra (150-baht per person - min 2person/max 6person per boat) you can hire a paddle boat to see everything close-up