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“A great experience in the Klongs of Bangkok”
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Klongs
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Backwaters of Bangkok Longtail Boat Cruise with Optional Temples Tour
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Half Day Tour of Bangkok's Klongs and Grand Palace
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Private Half-Day Visit to Thonburi Canals and Old City by Long Tail Boat
Ranked #44 of 587 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We hired a private long boat to take us into the Klongs and to stop off at one of the floating markets. It was fascinating to see a side of Bangkok that is somewhat hidden from the passing tourist.

We were accompanied by a local Thai lady who came along for a ride, (probably funded by us!) who had never taken the tour herself. What started out as apprehension as to who this intruder was, turn out to be such a brilliant experience! She was getting us to try all sorts of food at the floating markets and encouraging us to make Krathongs with the locals in preparation for Loi Krathong that evening!

On the home stretch down the Choa Praya River back to the pier, be prepare for a rather bumpy ride...! The river water tastes horrid! ;)

Overall, a trip not to be excluded from your travels in Bangkok.

5  Thank WhereAreTheWoottons
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Klongs are a network of canals which give Bangkok its nickname "Venice of the East".
You can choose to do expensive tourist Klong tours - or just hop on the Klong Saen Saep Express Boat - for a far cheaper and authentic experience. This is an amazing sight to watch even if you don't get on a boat - the morning rush hour is particularly crazy and something like you have never seen before. Boats running maybe just 5 minutes apart - zip into stations, unload and pick up passengers at top speed, a whistle blows and theyre off. Brief cases & all. What a fun way to go to work.
One trip costs 15baht, plastic around the edge of the boat stops you from getting wet. Nothing can prevent the horrible smell. There are 2 lines, one handy one runs from Central World Plaza (Pratnum Pier) to Golden Mount Temple.

6  Thank Jolyon67
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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 a little if you want. Pretty standard seemed to be about 1500 baht for 90 minutes although they will start higher than that. Be aware that the river is dirty so you will probably want to wear sunglasses to keep the water out of your eyes and keep your mouth shut to prevent it from splashing in. Also please note that many of the boat drivers mention seeing the royal barges on your trip but that is a separate museum with its own entry fee so what they really mean is going past the museum on the river by its locked water gates - you get just the tiniest glimpse of bits of the barges. Something worth doing once but not repeatedly.

4  Thank lilperks
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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.

1  Thank CaptainswifeCannes
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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.

2  Thank cloggy_phil
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