Tha Ka and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Grand Palace & The Emerald Buddha Temple
Full Day Tour
TOUR CODE : CTR103


Ratchaburi, an outstanding city of plenty of tourist attractions with unique environment. Canals are still the main mean of transportation for the people of Ratchaburi. The famous Floating Market was naturally formed and expanded from a simply exchanging center of self-grown and self-made products especially all kinds of Thai fruits. Damnoensaduak Floating Market or Klong Lad Plee Floating Market the largest floating market in Thailand has been famous for the long period of time, Floating because all the traders are in small boats. There are as many as 300 of these boats with the vendors in characteristic straw hats coming and going on any one day to sell their produce, mainly foodstuffs, from the surrounding farms and orchards and household items. You could still see the ancient way of trading the local have been making their living along the Klong (A Thai word for Canal).  A huge collection of traditional handicrafts and agricultural products are there for you

Tha Ka Floating Market, this unspoiled floating market is in Samut Songkarm province where you meet boat vendors during the period of the waxing and waning moon (following the lunar calendar) to experience the atmosphere of a real traditional floating market where buying and selling is done from boats.

Visit the most famous Grand Palace, no one could miss while traveling in Thailand. The Grand Palace, This magnificent complex of buildings was begun by King Rama I in 1782, following the pattern used during the Ayutthaya period.  The river formed a moat on one side while the site of Temple of The Emerald Buddha corresponded to that of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a chief temple of Ayutthaya.  The palace contains a number of halls, residences, pavilions and other historically significant buildings. The Emerald Buddha Temple, or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary.  Not only is this a most sacred site, it also surely qualifies as one of the Wonders of the World.  The Jade Emerald Buddha image stands on an altar 11 meters tall and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated.

The Emerald Buddha Temple or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary.  Not only is this a most sacred site, it also surely qualifies as one of the Wonders of the World.  The Jade Emerald Buddha image stands on an altar 11 meters tall and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated.

 
 Tour Schedule
At 07.00 am, our tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby.  Depart hotel to visit Tha Ka and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.  On the way will be passing the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. The first visit at a long time well-known amazing Mae-Klong Fresh Market (Shrinking Umbrella Market) which sets along sides of the railroad. There are train passing through about 8 times a day, when a train is coming those vendors will close their awnings to make room for the train. Then visit Gardener's House, see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut sap. Private Long-Tailed Boat, will be arranged from Tha Ka Floating Market, 10 km beyond Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, this unspoiled floating market is in Samut Songkarm province where you meet boat vendors during the period of the waxing and waning moon (following the lunar calendar) to experience the atmosphere of a real traditional floating market where buying and selling is done from boats and continue ride for 1 hour to the main part market of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, see a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time that is still widely practiced in this area. Taste various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot. Return to Bangkok to visit  Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings of Siam with its glittering public rooms and throne hall.  The most famous Grand Palace no one could miss while traveling in Thailand, which is still used for official functions and Royal ceremonies. The Royal Chapel and The Emerald Buddha Temple in the same compound are the most sacred objects to the Buddhists of Thailand. and transfer to hotel

Tour Rate:
1 Person:  Baht  9,550 
2 Persons: Baht 5,340 each

3-4 Persons: Baht 4,500 each
5-12 Persons: Baht 3,800 each

The rate mentioned is based on English speaking tour guide, others language will be at the surcharge of Baht 2,500 per tour.

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Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Natural Mineral Water and Cold Towel
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fees

Tour Excludes
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch)
- Extra Transportation

Dress Code:
- Respectful dress is required at the Palace. Mini-skirts and shorts are not allowed.
- Lady's need to cover the shoulders.
- Footwear: Sandals are acceptable
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