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Klongs

Address: Bangkok, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #27 of 249 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.

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Torrox, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The klong a are not for the faint hearted, the boat pulls up very quickly and you have about 30 seconds to climb on board with the aid of a rope strung along the boat sides, It has wooden benches usually full of local Thais going to work so squeeze yourself in, it's very cheap about 16baht from one end... More 

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Cheshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Visited for 1 day only as part of a cruise holiday Jan 2015 and decided to do our own thing rather than an organised tour offered from the ship. The shuttle bus dropped us in the city and from there we used the train to get to the river. Easy enough to work out the destinations and tickets and English... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
96 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I first visited the Klongs 34 years ago, I found it amazing back then. Today I took another 90 minute trip along some of the Klongs. There are certainly a lot more tourists Doing this trip and some rather nice waterside developments have sprung up as well as a lock gate system! Overall the Klongs still allow a look back... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
82 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Using the various river taxis and klong boats to get from place to place in Bangkok is a great way to see the city from a different perspective and miss sitting in all the traffic, which can be very bad at times. The rivers boats are cheap and quick and stop at many of Bangkok's famous attractions. Some of the... More 

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Mission, Canada
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121 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When we used the klong boat to get to Wat Saket, we noticed that the klong itself was not as smelly as we remember it being in July. As we waited for our boat, we noted a garbage boat that was scooping out garbage from the klong. Our trip cost us 9b each for 4 stops. At the end of... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Took a long boat. Don't be fooled, they're powerful and most are fitted with turbos and inter coolers - go very quickly if desired. Rivers used to be the fastest form of transport, so it's very worthwhile seeing what life used to be like. The houses on stilts are decaying rapidly though, replaced by high rise built behind flood barriers.... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Bombing around on the little boat was a hoot, the river system is very interesting! Although the water is very dirty and seems polluted, lots of garbage and growth floating around. Well worth the price to explore!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The tour in Bangkok on these boats are very nice, and will show you new angles of the city, but be careful not to be ripped off by the price, it's worth it if you ask a local person about the prices before hand.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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220 reviews 220 reviews
62 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you can book a long tail boat for you and decide on where you want to go, on half-day boat trip in Bangkok is rewarding. You could leave from Taksim bridge and visit the temples on the Chao Praya, the Royal Barge, and certain floating markets which are opened in weekends and easily reached by boat. It could be... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You must take a boat ride through the Klongs! You get to see parts of the city you normally wouldn't see. Make sure you know where you are going though.

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