Khlong Saen Saep

Khlong Saen Saep, Bangkok: Address, Phone Number, Khlong Saen Saep Reviews: 4/5

Khlong Saen Saep
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The area
Neighborhood: Siam
Take some of Asia’s biggest malls, hundreds of street-side vendors and a dozen of posh hotels and you’ll have Siam - Bangkok’s commercial district that will make any shopper’s heart beat faster. From cheap electronics and wholesale goods in MBK to designer handbags in Siam Paragon, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of Siam’s many malls. Take a break from the commercial craze and visit the beautiful Jim Thompson house or the state-of-the-art Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre to recharge.
How to get there
  • Ratchadamri • 4 min walk
  • Ratchathewi • 4 min walk

4.0
306 reviews
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83
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142
Average
56
Poor
14
Terrible
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Matias V
Espoo, Finland392 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Bangkok is very crowded and hot place. That’s why channel ride is a nice way to travel. One also sees a bit different side of buildings of Bangkok. So if you happen to stay close to the channel, try it out.
Written June 19, 2020
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john b
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Jan 2020
Just a quick note about tickets . If you go for a long ride the maximum fare is 19baht at time of writing. If you go through the interchange dont pay again just show your ticket... Bang Kapi mall , last but one stop has a really nice foodhall.
Written June 15, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,068 contributions
Oct 2019
Like the water taxis (really water buses) on the river, these fast canal boats are a great way to explore parts of Bangkok that aren't visible from any other perspective. The rides are cheap and safe. It's also a really cool way to get to sort of see how the locals get around.
Written November 4, 2019
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia1,792 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Now this is a unique way to really get around Bangkok. Best described as being dirty and dangerous... but also handy, vibrant and exhilarating.

There are two options, the klorng boats, which run from 5:30am to 10:30pm, with ticket prices around 8B to 20B. These hold about 40-50 passengers, have dubious safety equipment, unreliable timetables but zoom down the canal at breakneck speeds. Whilst they have plastic tarpaulins you are fairly low to the water and always face the possibility of getting wet from the spray.

The other alternative is the tourist hop on/hop off boats which run from Pratunam (bear the Central World Plaza) and Panfa Leelard, just behind the Mahakan Fort, at Phanfa Bridge. These are more expensive, but cheaper and quicker than a taxi, they give you the same experience as the local klorng boats but at a more leisurely and safer speed. Can purchase a one-way or all-day ticket.
Written October 10, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,862 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
The boat ride is an excellent way to see Bangkok from the water. The river boat takes you along canals the view you get from here is entirely different from the road.
Written July 22, 2019
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Gunnar H
Tonsberg, Norway235 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A busy part of the canal system og Bankgkok, but also a kind of market, almost a floating one, With a lot of different small shops, religious places, and small restauranta. Alos interesting to take a local boatride, in contrast to a bigger visiting the waterways.
Written May 2, 2019
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Ed D
Swansea, UK498 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Although we have visited Bangkok on numerous occasions we have never taken a ride along the khlong (canals). The trip was from Asok pier to Golden Mount. Care needs to be taken getting on and off boat but once on it gives a brilliant view of the bits of Bangkok you don't normally see. Much recommended.
Written February 4, 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Khlong Saen Saep is one of the canal that goes from lowland suburb through the heart of Bangkok in the inner city. Although it is the life line of the city, the water is dirty and black all year round because it is the sewer drain from the inner city. The other significate of this canal is the transportation line into inner Bangkok by the medium size boat. I saw many tourists use the boat in this canaol out of necessity and for join. I used it a few times for the long range transportation but have used it to cross from one side to another more often because there is no other alternative in some areas. Want to experience Bangkok life, go near the canal to find good street food as well.
Written January 25, 2019
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,977 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
One of few canals left to be used as a transportation route. Boats start next to Wat Saket and with a exchange stop at Pratunam, go as far as Ramkamhaeng road. Fares are very cheap and vary between 10 and 40 THB (depending on length of a journey). It’s a fun way to travel local style to or from old part of Bangkok, virtually traffic free.
Written November 22, 2018
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30Stella
St Johann im Pongau, Austria299 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Yes, it is smelly, overcrowded, hassle to get on, but still allows avoiding terrible BKK traffic jams. I would be happy if its hours of operation were extended.
Written August 31, 2018
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