When evoking Thailand, there are images that immediately come to mind: the sparkling golden temples and statues, the turquoise of the beautiful southern beaches and the thousand colors of the traditional floating markets. I have long dreamed of discovering this rally of long and narrow boats overflowing with colors of the fruit and flowers. As you apprehend a floating market, you become lost in a checkering of channels, on board a sampan and living from within the swarming atmosphere of life, flavors and scents.
Although increasingly rare in the capital, the floating markets are still very popular in the country. Despite the fact that the majority are artificially recreated for tourism needs, the market of Damnoen Saduak is well-known to have preserved its authenticity and remains today one of the most famous floating markets of Thailand.