On our guided day tour from Bangkok to Amphawa, we depart early in the morning towards the Amphawa region (Samut Songkram). It takes about 3 hours to get to Amphawa from Bangkok. However, on the way, we stop and visit the famous floating market (Damnernsaduak) and then see some more local and fascinating Thai sights that will help us better understand the local atmosphere and culture of this unique region.
TIME TABLE-Floating Market & Amphawa
- 07:30 Depart from hotel to Damnernsaduak – The Floating Market
- 10:00 Arrive ‘Damnern Saduak’ and boat trip to explore the Floating Market
- 11:00 Depart to Amphawa
- 11:30 Arrive to Klong-Khone – The Mangrove Forest, at Baanmaichailane
- 12:00 Excursion throughout the mangrove forest by long-tailed speed boat
- 12:30 Picnic Lunch on the Kra-Teng (Included)
- 13:30 Boat trip back to Klong-Khone
- 14:30 We depart heading back towards Bangkok
- 16:00 (Approx Time) Back to the hotel in Bangkok – free at leisure
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ITINERARY – Bangkok to Amphawa and Floating Market
07:30 Depart from hotel to Damnernsaduak – The Floating Market
On our way from Bangkok to Amphawa province, we stop and visit a local coconut farm a place where coconut sugar is made which is a very famous quality product of Samut Songkhram province.
When a coconut tree is about 3-4 years old, its’ spadices are cut so that farmers can collect its sweet sap, they simmer it over a fire until it becomes brown and dry.
10:00 Arrive ‘Damnern Saduak’ and Explore the Market by Boat
Damnoen Saduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama iv. Nowadays, people live densely along both sides of the canal. The majority of these people are agriculturists, growing several different kinds of fruit and vegetables, day in and day out from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. 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 which mostly brought from their own orchards.
11:00 Depart to Amphawa
11:30 Arrive to Klong-Khone – The Mangrove Forest, at Baanmaichailane
12:00 Excursion throughout the mangrove forest by long-tailed speed boat
12:30 Picnic Lunch on the Kra-Teng
Excursion throughout the mangrove forest by long-tailed speed boat to the Kra-Teng, a bamboo hut that is built right on the water and along the seashore for the fishermen to stop there and prepare their boats. We will be having our lunch on the ‘Kra-Teng’. While we quietly eat our lunch, we will be viewing and feeling the open sea below us with only some local fishermen passing by.
13:30 Boat trip back to Klong-Khone
Boat trip back to Klong-Khone on the way back stop the boat at the mangrove forest to feed the local monkeys with some fruits. The monkeys usually get very close to the boat allowing us to look right into their eyes. Some even show up with their little baby monkey on their back.
14:30 We depart heading back towards Bangkok
Visit Wat Bang Kung – Unique temple all covered with roots
Wat Bang Kung main temple was built in Ayutthaya period (more than 200 years old) and covered by roots of local trees.
Stop at Benjarong Beautiful Porcelain House.
16:00 (Approx Time) Back to the hotel in Bangkok – free at leisure.
Highly Recommended: larger package tour including Amphawa Floating Market