To the South of Bangkok in Ratchaburi province, it's an early morning start for a visit to the most authentic of the old Floating Markets at Damnoen Saduak. You can get some beautiful pictures from above the jostling boats filled with flowers, fruit, food and drink, plying their trade as they have done for centuries. It's also worth hiring a rowboat around the market's canals for a closer look.
We then go back towards Bangkok and stop at the Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo for lunch and to see their shows. The main attraction here is the Elephant Theme Show where the highlight is the spectacular Royal Battle Scene from the Siamese Wars centuries ago when battles were fought on elephant back. The elephants also dance, race and play football games. There is also a Crocodile Wrestling Show and a Magic Show to see.