Looking for a one-of-a-kind and immersive Bangkok experience? Look no farther than the Bangkok Canal Tour, an exciting journey that will take you through this dynamic city’s teeming canals.
Board a traditional longtail boat and prepare to discover hidden jewels and local life seen only along the canals.
The sights and sounds of Bangkok’s canals will capture you as you begin this two-hour tour. Glide through small passageways past stilted dwellings, lively marketplaces, and exquisite temples along the water’s edge.
This is an opportunity to thoroughly immerse yourself in Bangkok’s lively culture and rich history, away from the tourist hordes. So, if you’re looking for a real, off-the-beaten-path experience, the Bangkok Canal Tour is a must-do.
About Bangkok Canal Ways
Bangkok is regarded as the “Venice of the East” because of its massive canal network. Khlongs are the city’s canals, and they were previously the primary means of transportation. They are still used for transportation by residents today, but they are also attractive tourist locations.
In Bangkok, there are three major canals:
Khlong Chao Phraya: The primary river that flows through Bangkok. It serves as a significant transit corridor and is home to several temples and palaces.
Khlong Saen Saeb: This is a waterway that runs from east to west across Bangkok. It is a popular mode of transportation in the city, and there are many tourist sites along its banks.
Khlongs of Thonburi: These canals are situated on the city’s opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. They are a more traditional section of Bangkok, with several floating markets and temples to visit.
As you sail down Bangkok’s canals, you’ll get to witness a side of the city that most visitors don’t get to see. Set sail on a traditional longtail boat around the Klong (canals) of the Chao Phraya River and get a taste of local life in Bangkok’s Thonburi neighborhood. Visit Baan Silapin (The Artist’s House) and Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen on your two-hour cruise.
- Travel a traditional longboat through Bangkok’s waterways, known as Klongs.
- Discover the Thai way of life by visiting several areas.
- Pick a morning or afternoon trip, depending on your schedule.
- Personalized attention in groups of no more than 10 travelers.
How To Book This Tour?
You can book this Bangkok Canal Tour via Viator here:
Meeting And Ending Points
Meeting Point: Elefin Coffee, open in the map here.
We’ll be getting together at the bus stop on Maha Rat Road, just across from Elefin Coffee, and to the south of Wat Pho. Our tour leader will be waiting for you there.
Ending Point: This tour concludes where it began.
What To Expect?
Baan Silapin (The Artist’s House) is a hidden treasure committed to protecting Thai culture that may be found on the banks of Klong Bang Luang on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. In this area, you can get a taste of what Bangkok was like before the concrete jungle took over. There is a tiny community of rustic shophouses centered on a wooden home that is over 200 years old and has been meticulously renovated by its owner. The shophouses are joined by a wooden walkway that runs along the edge of the Klong.
Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen (pass by)
Thonburi’s Phasi Charoen District is where we see the mid-Ayutthaya-era temple Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. The boatman will pause so you can get a nice shot of the enormous Buddha statue at this temple. In its cross-legged meditation stance, the Buddha statue spans 40 meters in breadth and soars approximately 70 meters into the air—the equivalent of a 20-story structure.
- Water bottles.
- English-speaking tour guide.
- Long-tail boat ride
Why Choose This Tour?
Explore the canals and rivers of Bangkok and learn about their hidden treasures while taking in the city’s lively culture. You may be wondering, “Why this tour?” Okay, I’ll spill the beans.
Enjoy a unique view of Bangkok on a 2-hour longtail boat excursion through the city’s waterways.
Most tourists don’t get to visit this side of Bangkok, therefore, it’s one of the primary draws of this trip. The canals provide a more peaceful and genuine look into local life than the city’s more well-known attractions and busy streets.
You can get a real feel for the city’s cultural legacy by taking a canal boat and seeing the local neighborhoods, shops, and homes up close.
You will not only be exposed to a new perspective on Bangkok but also get the unique opportunity to experience the city’s teeming energy firsthand. Locals going about their day-to-day business, sellers hawking their wares from their boats, and brightly colored longtail boats speeding past are all common sights along the canals. This trip is a must for any traveler who wants to experience more than the typical Bangkok sights and sounds during their time in the city.
This 2-hour longtail boat trip through Bangkok’s canals is ideal if you want to see the city from a different angle and learn about its hidden treasures. Get set to see a side of Bangkok that tourists seldom see, as you go away from the tourist traps.
That being said, why hold off? Reserve your spot on a canal tour of Bangkok right away, and you’ll get to see the city’s natural charm firsthand.
In only two hours, you can see the best of Bangkok’s hidden treasures and colorful culture from the comfort of a longtail boat.
Whether you’re interested in history, wildlife, or just want to try something new, this trip will not disappoint.
Don’t pass up the chance to do something really remarkable. Come along on our Bangkok Canal Tour and make some memories you won’t soon forget.
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