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Ratchaburi - Floating Market and Bat Cave

Damnoen Saduak is the most famous floating market in Thailand. Only if you come early enough in the morning, you can still see a glimpse of the old market. Vendors sell food, kitchen utensils, noodle soup, old-style coffee etc. from their little wooden boats in the canal. Their customers are buying from the shore or go around in their own little boats. A bit later, and the souvenir boats take over. Long-tail boats filled with tourists make a lot of noise in the small canals. In one of these canals you can even have your picture taken with a huge python.

Closer to the city is the Wat Khao Chong Pran, were one can observe a very spectacular sight every day near sunset, when millions of bats living in the nearby caves swarm out to get themselves some food. The sound, the smell!

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