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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market:
This is the best known destination in Ratchaburi where the timeless lifestyle of native Thai people can be observed along the canals. The Floating Market, approximately 400 meters from the Damnoen Saduak District Office, operates every morning till noon. Boats can be hired for surveying canal side villages together with a house making coconut sugar.
Damnoensaduak is believed to be one of a well-known and an attractive travelling sites. Historically, Damnoenssaduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV by the military men and the people of Rajburi, Samutsakorn and Samutsongkram Province directed by Phayasrisuriyawong, the minister of Defence. In those days without rivers and canals, transportation was almost motionless; King Rama IV with his great concern over the country's future economic growth, he finally had the canal dug to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together. Nowadays Damnoensaduak is one of a provincial district of Rajburi Province. Most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another. The majority of this people are agriculturists. They grow several different kinds of fruit and vegetable for examples oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbages, bean, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoensaduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around. More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it to get water to splatter their land. Moreover; these small canals also become propitious ways of taking their agricultural products to the markets in neighboring provinces and Bangkok.
Day in and day out from about 8:00am to about 11:00am the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they purchase are particularly food, fruit and vegetable.
Elephant & Crocodile Show:
Bangkok, Thailand's vibrant capital is one of the world's most exotic and colorful cities - a unique blend of the traditional and ultra-modern. Take the opportunity this afternoon to learn more about one of Thailand's most important animals - the Elephant.
Be entertained to the greatest elephant show in Thailand, enjoy the football jumbo cub, dancing and re-enacting yutha hathi, and an ancient battle scene on elephant back. See men wrestling with crocodiles in one of the biggest crocodile farm in the world.
For the first time ever. An elephant show complete with dramatic sound and narration. Be entertain to a host of shows and demonstrations of elephant at work and at play. See for yourself how elephants are rounded up and used during battles in ancient Siam amidst a historical background. A most memorable entertainment will be the mockup battle of the mighty war between King Naraesuan. The Great and The Burmese Prince where elephants were used by both armies.
Pickup in Bangkok from most Hotels; Entrance Fee; Local Licensed Guide-English Speaking; Boat and Transportation; Lunch.
Distance Supplement for some hotel; Personal Expense; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Tour is Available: Daily.
Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
Guest must call to reconfirm tour within 48 hours.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**