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  • Rowles
    Australia4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The chao phraya river is one of the best way to visit some attractive places along the river. There are many piers to be take off on any stop.
    Written November 20, 2023
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  • RIchard035
    Northwood, UK1,273 contributions
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    You can take a dragon boat tour along the extensive network of klongs (canals) from various places along the riverside in Bangkok. We did a tour jointly with another family. I would definitely negotiate the price and would not consider paying the asking price. You might get a better deal towards the end of the day when they are less busy. The klongs are extensive and provide a fascinating insight into how people in Bangkok. You can also get views of many temples from the boat trip.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Dingo_6152
    Fremantle, Australia3,142 contributions
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    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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  • Minako I
    Bangkok, Thailand267 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I used to live in one of the Onnut condos (LPN Sukhumvit 77, Onnut Soi 3 and 5) which stands about 800 m down Klong Prakhanong's starting pier, whose daily flow was part of the highlight of my 10 years' stay in that condo. Now I'm living in yet another LPN condo located along SeanSaep (Asoke - Bangkapi line), which is also good, although I've never tried it - just looking. I'm originally from Matsue city in JPN, which is also called
    "Venice(-like town) of the Orient", offering the boat rides (safer version than BKK's) exclusively for tourism purpose. My life seems to have been evolving with and along these Klongs.
    Written May 6, 2016
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