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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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The real Bangkok

You must take the express boat, so that you can see the real Bangkok. Do not take the longtail boats, but go for the cheap option of Chaia Pray Express Boat (about 10p for a ride).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You must take the express boat, so that you can see the real Bangkok. Do not take the longtail boats, but go for the cheap option of Chaia Pray Express Boat (about 10p for a ride).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a fun way to see the real Bangkok. The vast network of canals or better known as khlong gives Bangkok the nickname as 'Venice of The East', They were the city's first l public transit system. The most famous public canal route is Khlong Saen Saep. The 18 km route is cheap and interesting way to avoid Bangkok... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

How to spend a nice time and to relax in this neversleep city for four Hours Très agréable moment dans cette ville trépidante , jolie balade de 4 heures

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Bangkok's klongs are the historic life arteries of the city, and although not quite with the same charm as a half century ago, they are still attractive and still important for transportation and commerce. Well worth a boat ride to get a flavor of Bangkok waterways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The last day before leaving Bangkok we wanted to visit Bangkok differently. Not between the busy crowd but peacefully and the klongs were the perfect solution. We didn't book anything beforehand and just went to the Taski Bridge Pier and booked something there. It was quite expensive (2000 Bath for 2 hours) but it was really nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fun and interesting step back in time to in the days of Bangkok's fame as the 'Venice of the East'. Easily accessed from the Chao Praya and the market by the Grand Palace. See the traditional houses on stilits on the canals and the beautiful plants and flowers still tended by the occupiers. The canals are inhabited by surprisingly HUGE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good and efficient travel choices. $40bht one way , $150bht one day. The ancient buliding all close to every pier it stopped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Have taken the tour on klongs already 4 times and never disappointed yet, its wonderful opportunuty to see local life on shores of these canals, visit orchid farms, fruit gardens. One of the best tours we got from the Royal Barges Museum pier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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Address: Address: Bangkok, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Old City

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