Floating Down The River In The Footsteps Of Kings

Location: Amphoe Damnoen Saduak
In the past, once the canals had been dug, King Rama 5 decided he wanted to known more about the lives of the people who resided along the banks. So he look a fast dugout boat and traveled down the river by himself. His route has become part of history, and yet another example of the King’s care for the lives of his subjects, who in return show their great love and respect for the monarchy. If you follow this route, you will come across more of the attractions of Ratchaburi.

Starting from the wharf of Damnoen Saduak Canal, you pass the grape vineyards, have a chance to taste the coconut milk from the young coconuts before passing various agricultural plantations. See the traditional Thai Houses at waterside. Quench your thirst with a glass of delectable fresh coconut nectar. Fill yourself with traditional Thai noodles sold from boats. On this route, you will pass the winner of the “Best in Damnoen Saduak” award, the owner selling his delicious noodles from a boat moored alongside the river. Pass in front of Chotikaram temple and Ban Jek Huat, or Jek Huat’s house. During his reign, King Rama 5 used to come, visit and dine with the common folk along the river. From here, you proceed past Lad Phi Market before coming back to the hub of the central Damnoen Saduak market.

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