Damnoen Saduak

Location: Amphoe Damnoen Saduak
This is the area best known to the eyes of the overseas visitors. Around 1866, King Rama 4 ordered that a 32 kilometers long canal be dug at Damnoen Saduak. This canal would connect the Mae Klong River at Bang Nok Kwak with the Tacheen River at Bang Yang lock, Tambon Krathum Ban in Samut Sakon. There are many small tributaries that flow off of this watercourse, which was not completed until the reign of King Rama 5. A lot of Chinese people have now settled in this area, because in the past they labored with the Thais to build this canal. The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruit and vegetables. The area is famous for its strains of sweet white Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes and coconut.. Nowadays the area hosts the Damnoen Saduak Sweet Grape Festival each year.

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