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Khlong, Thailand

From series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
A Canal tour is a “must do” for those who like to see the traditional Thai ways of living and get a special feeling of the country which can only be obtained by taking a canal tour. The Khlong Canal is one of Thai’s unique symbols which is actually a network of canals on the central plain of the country. Local residents started to build their first canals hundreds of years ago. Those waterways made sailing across the country possible. The canals are connected by the Mae Khlong, the Chao Phraya and the Tha Chin Rivers and a number of their tributaries.

For many hundreds of years tiny meandering canals were the only clear way to get to some other parts of the country. With the shipping and water development the Khlong canals have gradually lost their original economic importance. Eventually, it was decided to fill some canals in. It was namely tourism that saved charming canals from the complete destruction.

Narrow rivers passing through the territory of towns and beautiful natural areas have begun to attract the attention of tourists. So it was agreed to keep a part of canals. Today boat rides through the canals are a popular tourist activity. Pleasure craft and wood boats are found cruising through the Khlong Canals every day. In Thailand it is common to find colourful water markets along the way. Some of the canals are often used for holding sporting events. Experienced travellers say that the most picturesque canals are in the surroundings of Bangkok, so this city has gained the name "Venice of the East" not without a reason. Next - Gota kanal

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Nearest airports:
 »  Don Muang Airport DMK - in 22 km
 »  Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK - in 25 km
 »  U-Tapao International Airport UTP - in 128 km
 »  Hua Hin Airport HHQ - in 137 km
 »  Nakhon Ratchasima Airport NAK - in 235 km
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Best hotels near Khlong

T.T. guesthouse

Located in 0 km from Khlong
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Rooms: 30
Each homely-style room is equipped with air conditioning, fan and shared bathroom with shower facilities. Guests can sample a variety of Thai dishes … More: photo, rates and booking
Triple 8 Inn Bangkok

Located in 1 km from Khlong
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Rooms: 18
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to Silom Night Market. It is a 15-minute walk to Silom MRT Subway Station. Rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV, … More: photo, rates and booking
Tonson Residence

Located in 2 km from Khlong
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Rooms: 21
The residence is a 5-minute drive to American Embassy. It is a 10-minute drive to Lumpini Park and Siam Paragon. It is a 30-minute drive from … More: photo, rates and booking
W Home Bangkok

Located in 3 km from Khlong
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Rooms: 5
Asiatique Riverfront is a 10-minute walk away. A 20-minute boat ride takes guests to Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. It takes 45 … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Black Ivory Coffee Farm
0 km - Black Ivory Coffee Farm
The exclusive coffee sort 'Black Ivory' is known to many lovers of flavored drink. But not everyone knows where and how it is produced. The farm which produces coffee is located in Thailand. Apart from coffee trees on its territory you can see a lot of interesting. The …
Sky Bar
1 km - Sky Bar
One more world known bar in Bangkok is situated on the roof of the 63-stored skyscraper "State Tower". From its terraces opens a marvellous view of the city. There you can relax in the open air, try exotic cocktails and original treats, listen to live music or to …
Fried Grasshoppers in Bangkok Restaurants
2 km - Fried Grasshoppers in Bangkok Restaurants
Those who have long dreamed to taste something new and different, will find it interesting to visit Thailand. Here, dishes cooked of insects are common and popular as nowhere else in the world. You can taste fried cockroaches with garlic, soup of caterpillars and …
Temple of Emerald Buddha
3 km - Temple of Emerald Buddha
The famous Wat Phra Kaeo or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is located in Bangkok, is not only a prominent religious site, but also one of the holiest places in the world for Buddhists. The temple was named in honor of its main reliquary - the statues of …
4 km - Bangkok
Bangkok is the most popular tourist city in the world. Unfortunately, it is also in a list of cities that are in danger from the flooding. The main reason of the sagging soils is an active use of the underground waters. For last decades the number of them has decreased …
Bang Na Expressway
17 km - Bang Na Expressway
In the capital of Thailand is the Bang Na Magistrale. This is a wonderful bridge construction, one of the longest bridges in the world. The construction of the main road started in 1995 and lasted for five years. Officially, the bridge was opened in February 2000. The …

Top destination around Khlong - Bangkok

Looking for some cultural entertainment? Visit the Bangkok International Film Festival (January). Here you will enjoy various exhibitions, jazz concerts, seminars, conferences dedicated to cinematography. During this festival, more than eighty movies from all over the world will be shown in the screening halls. The most ambitious and popular movie creators will compete and present the Southeast cinematography. In February, local people and tourists enjoy their time at the Thai Festival of ""Stylish Street Food"". This event is organized by TAT (Tourist Management of Thailand); the main aim is to popularize and promote Thai cuisine. In total within the Festival, you can try up to 30 most creative dishes of the modern street food of Bangkok: ""Phat Thai"", ""Lap Ramen Burger"", ""sticky rice"", ""pork on a grill"".

Loy (Loi) Krathong Festival is the must to see and experience a unique, beautiful, and mysterious celebration in Thailand. The brightest procession takes place in Bangkok on a full moon, on the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar. All the country and its people float the baskets “krathong” of different sizes and shapes. These baskets are made from banana leaves, with candles inside and are sailed on rivers and different cisterns. Flower decorations, lights, fireworks can be seen at every step. Be honest, when you will see this celebration with your own eyes - you will never forget it!
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