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Flaoting market at Thailand # 4

wiki : A floating market is a market where goods is sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions, and are chiefly found in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi, Thailand, is one of the most famously known floating markets, and a major tourist destination. Floating market at Damnoen Saduak is the old traditional way of selling vegetables, fruits,etc. from a small boat. The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables.The area is famous for Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut. Thai style canoes laden with colourful, succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats, gently ply their way through the canal. The floating markets are also widely used for the modelling profession, such as the episode of America's Next Top Model where the contestants were told to pose in a mermaid outfit, while the market still took place.

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Taken on April 23, 2012