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Klongs

Bangkok, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #43 of 259 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.
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Lake of Geneva
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We use it, when we go from Rambuttri to Siam Center. Is the fastest way - we paid 15 Baht - very cheap ! It is a good way to travel as there is no traffic jams! If seated, unable to see much as view is obscure by the mobile, plastic curtain used to prevent filthy water from splashing in... More

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The klongs are wonderfull to look at, they give a bite of old Bangkok - the city of channels that don't exist anymore. But for the price of 2000 baths for 90 mintues expensive. Khlongs (river canals) are an interesting part of the city of Bangkok .However, you are likely to encounter a few of them at some point during... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The klongs are wonderfull to look at, they give a bite of old Bangkok - the city of channels that don't exist anymore. But for the price of 1500 baths You get 60 minutes trip, includind getting there and back through Chao Phraya river (not a klong at all) for around 25 minutes. In the clongs sometimes You get stucked... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Khlongs (river canals) are an interesting part of the city of Bangkok. They are not as regularly found nor is there an intricate network of canals like what you may have experienced in places like Venice, Amsterdam or Bruges. However, you are likely to encounter a few of them at some point during your visit. Smaller canals seem to pop... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We hired a private long boat to take us into the Klongs and to stop off at one of the floating markets. It was fascinating to see a side of Bangkok that is somewhat hidden from the passing tourist. We were accompanied by a local Thai lady who came along for a ride, (probably funded by us!) who had never... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Klongs are a network of canals which give Bangkok its nickname "Venice of the East". You can choose to do expensive tourist Klong tours - or just hop on the Klong Saen Saep Express Boat - for a far cheaper and authentic experience. This is an amazing sight to watch even if you don't get on a boat -... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Hired a boat for an hour for 1200 baht - had multiple options but just wanted a non-stop whizz around the canals. Pretty much what you would expect with lots of poverty and various temples mixed in. You can take longer and stop off at a variety of places - probably better if there is a few of you -... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Taking a long tail tour of the klongs gives you a view of Bangkok that you dont normally see - old stilted houses, families traveling to/from school in tiny plastic boats, children playing in the river, quieter river part of Bangkok. You can find a boat for hire at pretty much any pier. You can ask for prices and haggle... More

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Cannes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We love this activity and never visit Bangkok without going on a klong trip. You hire a long tailed boat, usually for an hour and a half and are taken through the maze of smaller canals to see the old wooden houses, orchids adorning them, plus pass by several temples and some newer homes.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Cost 1500 baht for approx one hour trip around the klongs. Pre staged "floating market"...a couple of ladies on their boat. The houses are reasonable interesting. Better to go on the local ferries, and save money.

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