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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 bit nasty but interesting

As the ancient Venice of the East Bangkok was built around Klongs (canals). Originally a cluster of farming communities the locals would use the waterways to visit friends and go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I loved our visit to the klongs - they were, to us, one of the things we hoped our visit to Bangkok wold live up to and they certainly did

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Twentynine Palms, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As the ancient Venice of the East Bangkok was built around Klongs (canals). Originally a cluster of farming communities the locals would use the waterways to visit friends and go to market. There remain great sights along some of the Klongs ( one memorable one for me is the knife sharpener. He rode along in his little canoe and blew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took one of these boats in order to get to Wat Arun, the temple of dawn, and it was quite a cultural experience. They are like ferries in that they wait until full (20 people) before they leave. It's was 3BHT to cross the river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The boat ride along the Klongs (canals) of Bangkok was excellent. Our boat crisscrossed Bangkok using the network of Klongs with glimpses of the still active water borne life of the residents of Nonthaburi,from their stilted homes and temples to boats selling local produce. We had a good guide with a first class commentary.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Many years ago I was in Bangkok and took a klong boat tour. In those days there were many more klongs and it was great to see the life along them, which was very traditional. Old houses made of teak, kids diving into the dirty water, etc. Those communities are mostly gone now. Recently I took a tour with some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Go to The Mall ' Bangkapi.In back of mall on the klong there is a ferry boat station.Goes all the way to Patunam ..Many Wat's and Mosque's on the way.Great ride and views of Bangkok life awaits you.Get on board! The Mall located at intersection of Lat Phrao and Ramkhamhaeng Rd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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 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

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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