Tour: Day trip, By World Travel Service Thailand (Damnoen Market and Risky Market, Thailand)

Again on our third day in Thailand, we took another private day trip out of Bangkok and drove to the Risky Market and the tourist-ridden Damnoen Markets. Call time was earlier as we needed to catch the train’s arrival at the Risky Market, and we could tour the markets before the train arrived.

The trip included to these places. 
Day Trip: Risky market, Farmer’s house, Damnoen floating market
What is the Risky Market? The Risky Market is a train track with a busy thriving wet market along both sides of the train tracks. This is no exaggeration when I say, you’ll find freshly caught fish, meat, produce, vegetables and fruits on tables touching the train tracks. They are only removed or lowered when the trains arrive for the train station Mae Klong station. 

As for the ever popular Damnoen Floating Market, we rode a long tail boat to Damnoen Floating Market where we saw narrow canals and boats selling fruits, vegetables and soups for the tourists. Above the canal, there was also set tables to eat from and make-shift shops selling Thai souvenirs, good thing we were with our tour guide who told us that self-guided tourists take the boats to get them around the Damnoen floating market (which wastes their time, as the canal is overcrowded). There is actually a back bridge to get you around across and around the canals, which also sell more souvenirs to the tourists.

The day trip started around 7 am and ended at 2 pm, dropping us an alternate location than our hotel.

As for food, we were introduced to Coconut Pancakes by our guide and lunch was not included, so we had that after we were dropped off. Other expenses are tipping, Thailand is not clear about tipping but we just left THT500 for the two days, the tour guide and the driver had us for, we asked them to half it. I’m not sure if they heard us clearly. We even asked to be dropped elsewhere than our hotel, they were happy to accommodate the request. 

Total for the entire trip is approximately $150AUD per adult, $300 for the two of us. 
Personal highlights for me were as follows:
• Waiting for the train to arrive at Mae Klong station (Risky market), but having fifty other people with cameras trying to capture the same entire moment. 
• Wondering how we were going to go around the Damnoen floating market and having our tour guide, show us the back way to go around the canals.
• Buying soup from one of the boats and then seeing the seller wash his hands in the canal.


​​Risky Market


​​Risky Market


​​Risky Market


​​Farmer’s house

​​Farmer’s house


​​Farmer’s house


​​Farmer’s house


​​Farmer’s house


​​Long tail boat ride to Damnoen Markets


​​Long tail boat ride to Damnoen Markets


​​Long tail boat ride to Damnoen Markets


​​Damnoen Floating markets


​​Damnoen Floating markets


​​Damnoen Floating markets


​​Coconut pancakes

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