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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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A perfect mode of transportation in the heart of Bangkok!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cannes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Another annual trip on the klongs and we weren't disappointed. The long tailed boat takes you on a tour of a different Bangkok, where you see the backwaters and how locals live there plus a variety of wildlife from huge monitor lizards to birds and river fish. The trip takes about an hour and a quarter and is always interesting.... More 

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took a trip on one of the Longtail Boats up river and around the Klongs (canals) of Bangkok. It was really interesting to see a different side of Bangkok and see the variety of life that goes on. Lots of wooden stilted houses in varying states of repair which people still live in and lesser known Wats. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

There used to be many more Klongs/Canals running through Bangkok. With rising property prices, sadly many have been filled in for property development. This has had dire consequences in that during heavy monsoons, the water now has nowhere to run off and Central Bangkok is now often under flood for days on end. If you have a limited budget and/or... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went on a trip in the khlongs with a fast long boat which took a little more than 1 hour and we paid around 30 USD (3 people). As soon as you enter the tangle of khlongs you will realize that Bangkok is not only the glittering shopping malls and the fancy hotels. And still those poor people and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Marvelous experience. We took a long-boat for our little family (with 3 year old child) for 2 hours for 1500 baht. I believe 2 hours is minimum to truly experience the canals and Thonburi suburds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

No Amsterdam this, trust me. Klongs are a network of canals running across Bangkok. And they also are used as a medium of public transport. There is a regular schedule for small motorised boats that ply these canals. A lot of people use these boats for the daily commute. My view is that this mode of travel becomes quite unbearable... More 

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