Khlongs - Canals, Bangkok

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  • Bangkok Canal
    Bangkok Canal
    by volopolo
  • Bangkok Canal
    Bangkok Canal
    by volopolo
  • Bangkok Canal
    Bangkok Canal
    by volopolo

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  • Bangkok Canal

    by volopolo Updated Aug 15, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Bangkok have a lot of canals. Its a cheap way to get around Bangkok.


    My Photos
    First Photo: Canal in Bangkok
    Second photo: Canal in Thonburi side, Bangkok
    Third photo: Boat trip in the Bangkok's canals
    Forth photo: Canal in Bangkok
    Fifth photo: Canal in Bangkok

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    Water Hyacinth-Beautiful but Deadly

    by miketrudeau Written Mar 5, 2006

    Favorite thing: This isn't really a favourite thing, but I suppose that "general tips" is the only category into which this tip fits. Make sense? Anyways, a European Queen (I think I remember which one, but at the risk of being offensive or very obviously ignorant, I will withold my suspicions on this topic) gave water hyacinths as a gift to the king of Thailand. These are viny floating plants with lush, elegant blooms. However, the Bangkok climate is so ideal for this foreign plant that it just spread and spread like a beautiful green tumour. Now it clogs the canal, drowns swimmers and clogs boats. Thanks, European Queen! It's the gift that keeps on giving!

    Water Hyacinth: Beautiful but Deadly Don't Swim in Water Hyacinth
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    Fish in The Klongs

    by pmarshuk Updated Jan 27, 2004

    Favorite thing: We were told there is a law in Bangkok that bans fishing in the klongs up to 50 metres from any Wat, and because of this the fish congregate around the Wats. I believe that really it's due to the bread that tour guides sell to tourists to throw in the water at a Wat which attracts the fish.

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    So many attractions by the river

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I just want to underlining a 'theory' when I got history lesson in the elementary school. Many of big ancient kingdoms starting their golden era by the river. They start to build their power by the riverbanks. As happened in my own country; the Majapahit Empire. Angkor Wat in Cambodia and of course Kingdom of Thailand. I remember that when I go to the klong and find so many wat (vihara, chedi, stupa) which situated nearby the river.

    Fondest memory: Wat Arun, Wat Po, Wat Prakaew, Klong Bangkok Yai, Klong Mon and .... the backyard of Jim Thompson House

    Klong of Bangkok aerial photo by ukirsari
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    Holy Flying Longtails, Batman!

    by Pat&ZoAnn Written May 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The trip to the floating market included a ride in a longtail boat. The boats picked up the tourists at a parking lot, and made a number of return tips. The canals were not very wide, and the empty boats returning to the parking lot tried to swamp the out going boats with the tourists. Made for a good picture, although soggy.

    Airborne Longtail
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    • Arts and Culture

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    The canals

    by deeper_blue Written Mar 29, 2010

    Favorite thing: Take a trip down Bangkok's canal system, negotiate for a boat and try to share with other tourists to bring the price down. Then unwind and watch the river scenery take over.

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    Klongside Living

    by pmarshuk Updated May 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The housing alongside the klongs can vary from what looks like a wooden shack about to fall down to some very smart properties.

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