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Bangkok, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #49 of 235 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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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I ride these things a lot when I am in BKK...especially if I am around Chidlom and Phloen Chit and dont want a MRT or BTS trip... its about 15 baht for 8-10 stops and fun.

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Port d'Andratx, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

YOU can get a trip from the boarder of the river. should talk about the price but normally it is not expensive , now i cant remember how much i payed but it wasnt so. It is a great experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

This was Another one of our unplanned attractions like many unique experiences we have lived traveling. Do I recommended it? Depends on the level of traveling you are looking for, it's definitely an experience to see, the lifestyle of many people in Bangkok, the children playing the canals, The elder women feeding the fish and animals that live in these... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Done a half day Klong tour and really enjoyed it . It was great to see the other side of Bangkok to see how they live on the river and got some great photos. Also went through the floating market so had a great day !! would recommend it ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Seeing Bangkok from the other side. This is a very different view on the city with some beautiful scenery but also some run down houses. Very interesting and worth going. Your guide can also take you to any sights on the river or canals where you want to stop. We opted to stop at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)... More

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Traveled this month with family & mom (75yrs old) from Pratunam Pier to Wat Saket (final pier westly). 12baht per person one way. Returned using same mode of transport. Decided on this 2 piers since it is the final destination for the ride and hence can take time to board or disembark. If seated, unable to see much as view... More

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