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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Traditional Ways of Canal Trading

In the morning, the Damnoen Saduak Canal is crowded with vendor boats whose paddlers are smiling and welcoming every tourist boat that passes by. Each vessel is filled with souvenirs and colourful tropical fruits, desserts and foods tempting the taste buds of Thais and foreigners alike. Most tourists are familiar with this photogenic scene for it is represented in many websites and brochures as a trademark for Thai tourism.

The floating market at Damnoen Saduak, located in Ratchaburi Province (about 100 km to the west of Bangkok), is the most vibrant market of its kind in Thailand. Touristy it may sound. But the market still best preserves its old style of trading. It is even more vivacious today with diversities of products sold.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market was started about the same time with the canal bearing the same name. King Rama IV of the Rattanakosin Period (1851-1868) ordered Phraya Srisuriyawong to be responsible for digging a 35-km-long canal to connect the Thachin River in Samutsakhon and the Maeklong River in Samutsongkhram.

The canal was dug in 1866 with the Kings and Phraya Srisuriyawongs personal budgets. At that time, there were no technology to help, so it was entirely excavated by military men, Chinese immigrants and people of Ratchaburi, Samutsakhon and Samutsongkhram. After its completion in 1868, the King named it the Damnoen Saduak Canal and different kinds of boats used this canal as a means of transport, day and night. During the Second World War the Japanese troops also used the canal to travel to Ratchaburi Province. It can be said that this canal had been an integral part of the communities until the new roads were constructed.

As Phraya Srisuriyawong gave his money to dig the canal, many high-ranking officials, who were his family and relatives acquired possession of unoccupied lands on the banks. Moreover, these landowners later had over 200 small canals dug from the Damnoen Saduak Canal to bring water to their properties.
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