The most famous of the floating markets is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. This
buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up.Damnoens Saduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV. He had the canal dug to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn
Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together.
Nowadays, most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another. They grow different kinds of
fruit and vegetable. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around.