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Klongs

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Neighbourhood: Old City
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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 87 109 8873
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of...

These are the many small waterways or canals that snake through the city of Bangkok.

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USD 64.11*
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Private Half-Day Visit to Thonburi Canals and Old City by Long Tail Boat
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USD 94.67*
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Half Day Tour of Bangkok's Klongs and Grand Palace
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USD 119.27*
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Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Road Bicycle

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Venice of the East!

The waterways in and around Bangkok are very extensive and not limited to artificial canals or khlongs as they provide a vital public transportation function in the congested... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterways in and around Bangkok are very extensive and not limited to artificial canals or khlongs as they provide a vital public transportation function in the congested capital. The Khlong Saen Saeb runs across the city from east to west and was dug between 1837-40 while the Khlongs of Thonburi are situated on western side of the Chao Praya... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sit at the back of the boat to get the best buzz although you have to climb over benches and people to get there. Not for anyone with mobility issues as it's difficult to get on and off and you will have to stand if it's busy. A good insight into Bangkok life along the waters edge.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monday 6th of March and we were out exploring Bangkok again, there is an endless supply of attractions and things to do. We discovered this trip more by accident than design, we walked down a small roadway to look over the river to view the Temple of the Dawn. At the end of the road, by the river was a small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're lookin' to get anywhere within twelve million population metropolitan and the ever mad traffic...this is it the only way the fastest right on time...we don't need road ! 'remember Back To The Future'...if you promised someone not to be late again so this will make to keep your words and I'm sure you will coz I've always made... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a long tailed boat through the main river and along one of the side canals that brought us to a mini-floating market. It was over-priced ($65 for a 2 hour tour) and not terribly interesting in the surrounds. Of course, we had the feeling we missed out on what the real "small river canal" tour was supposed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see the city. Better if you can book a tour (about an hour). Had a lot of fun feeding the fishes and it does make for a great picture opportunity. All in all - this is doing something different from your daily life!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a klong boat from Sukhumvit to near the old city and it was one of our favourite Bangkok experiences. A great way to see how the locals live on canalside and a fun way to travel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got in a rather rickety long tailed boat and took off for a ride through the Klongs. These are Bangkok's canals and the way the locals get around here. We got to see homes on stilts on both sides of the canal and saw people going about everyday life. We also passed some temples. The ride was interesting, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Klongs some years ago and it was absolutely fascinating, with many families living in well maintained, if simple housing and boats, right on or over the water. This time there was a definite air of neglect, with many places empty and rather tumbledown. It is still worth visiting however to get a feel for how things were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

boating through the klongs is a cool experience in a hot town if the boat keeps up a good speed. As such its not a bad hour or so.

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