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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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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thornburi klong

We took a taxi to Thornburi as this was where we had researched to be the best place to get a klong tour. We paid 1200 baht with no haggling and headed to the pier. Most people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a taxi to Thornburi as this was where we had researched to be the best place to get a klong tour. We paid 1200 baht with no haggling and headed to the pier. Most people were getting on the long boats, but for some reason we were put on a larger wooden boat, I think the boys were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The klongs are narrow and shallow waterways (canals ) that connect to the Chao Phraya river. These are dirty and often foul smelling too. Locals are so accustomed to treating these as rubbish carriers . Tourists are often charged exorbitant prices for this event. Tourists can have good views of the klongs when visiting Wats along the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

we hired a long tail boat for 1200 baht. We checked three different locations and this was the best we could do. It was money well spent. There are three routes one of them sees More the canals than the others. It was great fun to see how the locals lived in these back canals. There were even a couple... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Decided to get a Klong trip after reading the reviews, we went to river city in bangkok, via tut tut, and got a long boat dor the 2 of us for 1800 baht. We were told it would be a 90 min trip. After 60 mins we were dropped off at the pier and disembarked. Only to be charged yet... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Many people in the Kingdom still live on the klongs and use them as for their daily commute. It is well worth a few hours either taking one of the public transport boats (but be careful getting on and off as people often take a tumble into the murky waters) or hiring a small boat to tour the klongs of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A relaxing interlude from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok is a trip through the Klongs - so different from the high rise hotels and shopping malls- this is life on the water. There are boat tours from half an hour to two hours through the maze of canals and it's an amazing experience. We passed decaying houses on stilts,... More 

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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Well, I took the water taxi from Thonglor when I was introduced by a taxi and I never expected it to be so crowded during the ride. I started the journey from Saphan Thonglor pier to Ramkhamheng and it was really amazing to see another Venice of the east exist here in Bkk! Try for just once and you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A good way to rest your legs and float for a while through a different, older and less busy Bangkok. It's easy to get a boat at any of the piers. You can choose between one hour, one and a half or two, with or without stops at Orchid Farm or Wat Arun (hint: don't stop here, you won't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The klongs are well worth a visit. Take a long tail boat and head down to the klongs. Great experience. It was great to have the boat sellers come to your boat and sell you food, drink and gifts for good prices. It was an insight into how some of these people live which was sad as you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Rented our own boat with a couple of friends. started of under the bridge next to the shangri-la hotel. Paid the boat owner - not the tourist vultures at the office. Do not ask to go to the tourist attractions like the crocodile farm etc. simply boat around along the houses where everyone lives and kids play.

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