I kept thinking James Bond was going to Fly By!


The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market was always on my list of things to see in Bangkok, unfortunately the last time I was here I never had their chance to see it. Ever since watching Roger Moore fly through the canals in a heavily modified longtail boat in “The Man with the Golden Gun” I had wanted to see this place.

It is about 100km outside of the city, but worth the drive. There are quite a few more tourists than you see in the movie, although there were still plenty of locals selling their goods. They were selling everything from fruits to hats to fresh Pad Thai, cooked right on the small boats. As you will see below, I got some fantastic shots!

Heading to the markets at top speed

Heading to the markets at top speed

Producing coconut sugar

Producing coconut sugar

Thai water shopkeepers

Thai water shopkeepers

Thai water shopkeepers

Thai water shopkeepers

The Floating Market

The Floating Market

The Floating Market

The Floating Market


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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