Start your day at the world famous floating market of "Damnern Saduak", which is located about 100
kilometres southwest of Bangkok. On the way to the floating market, take a visit at a Coconut Sugar Farm - look
around the farmhouse and see how they process the coconut sugar. You can also taste a few things prepared
freshly there. There are countless floating markets throughout the country, many within a couple of hours of the
capital. The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes
laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. There is a lot of chatter and activity -
bargaining is common - that's all part of the fun - but don't expect to get the price down more than a few baht.
From fruits and flowers to everyday needs, it leaves nothing to be desired, although it is now somewhat over
commercialized. You visit the lively market at its best early in the morning, before the crowds arrive and
the day's heat breaks. This is an exciting and fun way to see the local life and to go bargain hunting.