Human Cargo Belts | Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand
These escalators remind me of the intertwining cargo belts for luggages in the airport.
Off To The Market | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
This boatman was making his way in the khlongs (canals) of the famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak.
Opening Time | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
At 9am, the stores at the floating market are just starting to open. This is the best time to start your trip because there aren’t a lot of boats yet. After 9am, this market can get very crowded because of tour groups.
Woman Rowing | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
A thai woman rows her boat in the khlongs (canals) of Damnoen Saduak.
Breakfast In A Boat | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
They say that breakfast served in bed is the best, but maybe that’s because they haven’t had breakfast on a boat. This thai woman sells noodle soup from her long boat. She’s very generous with her soup. If you ask for a little bit more, she’ll gladly add some more.
Boat Soup | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
The ingredients of the soup are in pots and plates inside the boat. The broth, tofu, egg, beef/pork, greens, soy sauce, etc. are all mixed together to create the boat soup.
Floating Tourists and Merchants | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
More and more merchants float their stores along the khlongs (canals) of Damnoen Saduak. And more and more tourists arrive to experience the market.
Boatwoman | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
A boatwoman rows her boat in the floating market. She’s probably waiting for tourists or locals to ride her boat. Aside from the boats with engines, manual rowing boats can be rented to tour around the market.
The Floating Market | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
This is a classic postcard shot of the floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Mid-way through the morning, the khlongs (canals) gets crowded. A floating traffic can be seen as boats are bumper to bumper along the khlongs. There are a lot of floating markets around Thailand but this the most famous one. The Damnoen Saduak floating market is located 109km south outside Bangkok.
Along the market are boats and floating stores selling food, fruits, spices and souvenir items. A must try at the floating market are: an order of boat soup and a delicious thai dessert called sticky rice with mango. The souvenir items in the market are almost the same as the one sold in Bangkok: souvenir shirts, keychains, pouches, hats, etc.
There are different areas on where you can rent a boat. Along the road to the central market, there are boat rentals on the side. Usually there is a space for parking for taxis and tour buses. But there are cheaper boat rentals at the central market because these boats are rowed and do not have an engine.
Tip: It’s best to go the market before 9am. After 9am, it gets more crowded due to tourist groups.
The Little Girl’s Noddle Soup | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
This adorable little girl really likes her boat noodle soup.
Floating Noodle House | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
A woman parked her boat along the khlong (canal) of the floating market and turned her little space into a floating noodle house.
Noodles By the Khlongs | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
Thais enjoy their hot boat noodle soup along the khlongs (canals) of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Introduction to Thai Roti | Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
Another thing that shouldn’t be missed in Damnoen Saduak is the Thai Roti. A Thai Roti has egg drizzled with condensed milk and rolled into a sweet, comforting dessert.
This was the first time I ever tried a Thai Roti and I haven’t forgotten it since then. This can also be bought along the streets of Bangkok.
Dancing with Crocodiles | Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
A crocodile catcher grabs a crocodile by its tail to position it for the show.
Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo
Say Aaaah! | Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
A master crocodile catcher puts his hand inside the crocodile’s mouth. The moment the performer removes his hand, the mouth of the crocodile with shut close with a loud snap. Audience would gasp in fear.
Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo