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TAT offers free boat rides as part of campaign to bring tourists back to Damnoen Saduak

Jun 24. 2020
Photo Credit: TAT Ratchaburi Office
Photo Credit: TAT Ratchaburi Office
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By The Nation

In a move to bring back tourists to Thailand’s world-famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Ratchaburi Office has launched a special campaign, which runs from July 1 to September 15.

“Since the Covid-19 outbreak has been curbed and people are being allowed to travel across the nation, we have decided to organise an activity to stimulate tourism and generate income for the province,” Sareeya Boonmak, director of TAT Ratchaburi Office, said.

“Tourists can use receipts from hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops or tickets of tourist attractions in Ratchaburi worth a total of Bt900 or more to redeem for an hour’s boat ride. The receipts can be redeemed at piers in Damnoen Saduak and Lak Ha floating markets, or at the TAT Ratchaburi Office,” she added.

One boat can accommodate up to four people in line with social-distancing measures, she said, adding that there are about three such trips daily. The boats offer people a close-up view of the market as well as communities near the river.

“Tourists can pay an extra Bt600 to visit the Mae Thong Yip farm to taste young coconuts, stop off at Wat Chotitayakaram, the Low Hourd Seng old house and the Lao Tuk Luk floating market,” she said.

Also, she said, visitors must not miss out on tasting the delicacies that the floating market is so famous for, like hot coconut-rice cakes, satay and boat noodles.

Call (032) 919 176-8, visit the TAT Ratchaburi Office Facebook page or the official Line account @TATratchaburi for more information.

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