Thailand; Bangkok – Visit the Wat Nong Hoi Temple, Ratchaburi Province (1); Thanks to all my readers and followers. Another landmark achieved for my blog; 50,000 views and 6,000 followers.

Welcome to my next series in Thailand. Before I continue, I would like to thank all my readers and followers for helping this blog site hit another landmark. My blog has already hit 50,000 views and still growing, and also the number of followers has grown up to 6,000 since it’s first went live in Nov 2012. Again thank you to all for making this happen and keeping me going.

OK…. back to my posting. Hope you enjoyed my series on the Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi floating market and also fruit orchard visit. If you have missed the earlier series, here are the links; Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market and Thailand; Bangkok – Visit to a Fruit Orchard in Ratchaburi Province

Moving on, I headed to the next stop which is the Wat Nong Hoi temple in Ratcthaburi province. This temple built in on Loire Valley and it rumored to be one of the sacred place in Thailand.

Here are the flights of stair up…….

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Entrance to the temple.

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.. lots of devotees coming to pray.

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Giant bells along the walk way in the temple

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Guan Yin or Goddess of Mercy giant statue in the temple

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On  the next part… we headed up Nong Hoi hill. What do get to see there? If you want to know, then follow me on this journey. =)


Thailand; Bangkok – Visit to a Fruit Orchard in Ratchaburi Province

After our visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (if you have missed it, do look at my earlier posting before this), we went to a fruit orchard in the Ratchaburi province. .

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Grapes?? It was a nice sight as I never thought that I could find grapes in Thailand. Yes! In the Ratchaburi Province, you can find fruit orchard that grows grapes.

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The other fruit that is famous here is the coconuts. Walking in the coconut orchard….

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They are really low and you can literally pluck the coconuts from the trees.

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Fresh coconut water right from the orchard…

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…. they also have dragon fruits. Yup.. weird looking plant if you may say so.

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Ok… enough of  the fruit orchard. Where off to now? Want to know…. then follow me on my next series of my journey in Bangkok.

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (6)

Thanks for following me this far. This is my last part of this series; Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market.

Spending most of the time on boat going up and then back to the point where we got on was really fun.

More pictures from the boat…

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By now, it is already close to noon and lots of people and tourists…

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Look at the traffic!!!

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Not sure how the system works or even the rules… LOL!!!

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And here comes the food. Looks so yummy. Sorry but I cant remember much of them. Maybe you readers can help me out here? =)

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More food on the boat by the food vendors.

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Hope you enjoy this trip. Wanna see more on my trip to Thailand? If yes, then stay tune and find out what’s next. =)

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (5)

Continuing my series on Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market. If you missed my earlier posting, do look it up. You have missed some nice pictures and food. =)

Guess words cannot describe the scene which pictures or even better, to be there to see it yourself.

Still traveling and enjoying the boat ride…

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Stopping on the side of the canal of the stalls and choosing and doing on boat shopping.

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Lots of handicraft done by locals….

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and more choices….

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Join me on my last part of this series.

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (4)

Still with me? Good. Here more pictures of Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market.

Still ‘strolling’ along the canal. As later in the day, traffic does gets really bad. =)

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Lots of boat service along the side. In fact, you can stop and get off and visit the stalls. More like a boat stop.

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More food…..

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even more food…. LOL!!!

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Fruits too…

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Buy coconut water from the vendor on the boat. Nice to have on a hot day especially if you are in the boat with no covers. =)

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Boat driver pedaling the boat along the canal.

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Enjoying your ride on the boat so far. Stay on. I have not finished yet. =)

Follow me on my next part.

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (3)

Thanks for staying with me. The floating market in Damnoen Saduak is really interesting and lots of things to see (and photo shot too).

Lots of food which you can choose to try or buy from the vendors on the their boats.

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At the main part of the market, you can hop into a boat and take a ride along the canal.

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While in the boat, you can enjoy a slow ride (anyway the boat  driver cant go fast as the traffic is quite heavy)

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people taking photos from the boats..

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Going under a bridge. Stalls on the side selling their goods.

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As certain parts, the boat drivers have to turn off their motor and start pedaling as the flow on the canal is so congested with boats going in both direction.

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Another shot of vendors selling their good on the side.

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Interesting? Yup it is. More to picture coming……..

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (2)

Welcome back to my trip to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market. Sorry the lag here as I am currently traveling in Taiwan. Will share on my trip in Tainan, Taiwan in my coming posting after we complete  my Thailand series. =). Ok.. let’s get back ……

Passed a couple of bridges before we arrive that floating market.

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Lots of tour buses parked at the parking lots outside the market. Noticed that the Thai tour buses are really colourful and packed with decoration as seen below. Cute right?

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Walking from where we parked, we headed to the entrance of Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market.

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Welcome to the Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market!!! Before moving on, some brief information. Ratchaburi means “The land of the king” and it is one of the district located in the central of Thailand. Damnoen Saduak is one of its district and it’s most famous because of its floating market held every day till noon on a khlong. It’s attraction is seeing old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, food etc.. from small boats.

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First sight as you enter the market (part of the long market) are the vendors all in the their boats with their goods all lined up.

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Another shot of the vendors in their boats.

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This vendor sells food. Looks yummy!!

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That’s not all. More to come. Look out for the next part. =)

Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (1)

Hi!!! This posting is about my trip to Thailand way back in the mid 2008. Yup. It been quite a while to write on this but it is better later than never sharing. =)

These were some of the views from one of the hotels located on Sukhumvit Rd taken in the morning which I stayed in.

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Today, my trip was heading to the floating market in the Damnoen Saduak District in the Ratchaburi province. The trip was expected to take about 1hr to 1.5hrs but it all depends on the traffic out of Bangkok. Guess if I recalled, it took about 2hrs.

Stall selling packets of salt on the roadside during my trip to Ratchaburi province.

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That’s a huge can…..

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Padi fields sight along the way.

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Arriving at Damnoen Saduak District. Passing through the town.

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Passing over a canal on a bridge overlooking a floating market.

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Interesting? Want more……? Well, stay tune for the next part. =)