Damnoen Saduak, located about 100km southwest of Bangkok, is home to Thailand’s most famous floating market. It is the straightest and longest canal in Thailand. The canal was built as a means to link the Mae Klong River with Tha Chin River in order to support transportation and trade. Taking over two years to dig, it was eventually finished under the reign of King Rama V in 1968. Now considered a tourist trap, the floating market is still home to a vast array of people who’s livelihoods depend on the canal.