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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Day 2

This morning was a very early one so it was a good thing we decided not to go out last night! We got up at 5:30 and took a taxi to the Southern Bus Terminal so we could catch a bus to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. I didn’t realize the market was so far away but people have told me it’s more than worth the 2 hour bus ride there so we made the journey. I was so overwhelmed when we got to the market because I couldn’t believe the amount of boats and people talking back and forth in Thai. We have been trying to pick up a few words so we can bargain with the market sellers. So far all I can remember is that “nin” is one and “song” is two, and if we say “ka” it’s like saying “thanks”. At the market you can actually rent one of the small boats and paddle down the side of the canal so that’s what we did! It didn’t last long though because neither of us have great paddling skills and I think people were starting to get annoyed by us tourists laughing and using the boat as a bumper car. While we were there we did buy some coconut pancakes from one of the ladies that passed by, excellent breakfast and it was served to us on a big leaf! We also did a little shopping and bought 2 straw hats that we saw all of the ladies in the boats wearing. After about three hours at the market we decided we were ready to leave so we caught the next bus back. I definitely slept the whole ride back and we are just resting for a couple of hours before we head out on the town. Not too sure where we’re going yet but we have a couple of recommendations already so I’m sure we’ll find something good!
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