Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bangkok 2012: Coconut Sugar Farm @ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

As we were taking a boat ride from the jetty to the floating market, we passed by the coconut sugar farm. The boatman made a pit stop for us to quench our thirst with the fresh coconut sugar drink and purchase some freshly made coconut sugar. We also got a hands-on experience on stirring the boiling sugar syrup, which looks so amazing to us as we never knew that the process of sugar making is so complicated and tedious. 

Coconut Sugar Farm @ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Bridge made of coconut tree trunk

Stone-made stove for the making of coconut sugar

Wastage is of minimal as the husk is burned using the unused parts of the coconut tree.

Burning the coconut husk over raging flame

Boiling the coconut syrup

Opening Hours: 07:00 - 11:00 (every day)
How to get there: Take a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal (+66 (0)2 434 5557-8) to Samut Sangkhram Ratchaburi province, 80 km southwest of Bangkok. You can then walk along the passageway to the market, or take a boat to the market pier.


  1. Coconut translation is "yeh tong?" like gula melaka?

    1. Bingo! This variant is less sweet and softer on the texture. Of course, the melting point is also quite low.



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