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Klongs

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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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Description: These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city...
These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.
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Great for travel and to view local life

First used the klongs 24 years ago and they are still the same with life going on at the sides of the klong. The journey from the Elephant Head bridge to Wat Saket and Democracy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

First used the klongs 24 years ago and they are still the same with life going on at the sides of the klong. The journey from the Elephant Head bridge to Wat Saket and Democracy Monument takes about 10 to 15 minutes and passes by Jim Thompson's House. You need to be a bit agile to scramble on and off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great way to get around, if a little hair raising at first! Don't hang around getting on or off! But extremely cheap way of travelling a good distance quickly. And you are there with all the locals travelling to and from work and grocery shopping. Do it at least once.

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I hear to often people complaining about bangkok's traffic ..Blah blah blah... first traffic is where cars are. you can travel from sukhumvit ekamai to pratunam in 15 minutes at super busy hours on friday the last day of the month! The only downside, the smell and the splashes from Klong's water... ewwww! but tif you are prepared it won't... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I love getting a river taxi at Saphin Taksin Pier close to Shangri La hotel and doing a 2 hour tour down the Klongs, for me this is a perfect way to while away a few hours watching Bangkok go by, seeing the Monitor Lizards and the markets. Go and feed the cat fish and usually get drowned by their... More 

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Sopot, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Interesting experience. You can rent a Longtail boat even only for 2 persons. Nice to see how to live normal people in Bangkok:))

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A very quick option to move from A to B. Stinky water but great adventure. You need to buy your ticker via Hand-sign. This could be a lill tricky. So you really need to check in advanced where to go and how much it costs. The boad are very loud. Its not like a relaxed tour, but its great fun... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I loved our visit to the klongs - they were, to us, one of the things we hoped our visit to Bangkok wold live up to and they certainly did

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Twentynine Palms, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As the ancient Venice of the East Bangkok was built around Klongs (canals). Originally a cluster of farming communities the locals would use the waterways to visit friends and go to market. There remain great sights along some of the Klongs ( one memorable one for me is the knife sharpener. He rode along in his little canoe and blew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took one of these boats in order to get to Wat Arun, the temple of dawn, and it was quite a cultural experience. They are like ferries in that they wait until full (20 people) before they leave. It's was 3BHT to cross the river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The boat ride along the Klongs (canals) of Bangkok was excellent. Our boat crisscrossed Bangkok using the network of Klongs with glimpses of the still active water borne life of the residents of Nonthaburi,from their stilted homes and temples to boats selling local produce. We had a good guide with a first class commentary.

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