Exploring Bangkok’s Canals by Long Tail Boat

Exploring Bangkok’s Canals by Long Tail Boat

After starting my day with a rocking breakfast at the hostel, I’ll take you to Bangkok’s egzotic canals…Don’t forget to click on the pictures to make them bigger, you’re gonna be amazed by Thai people’s lives along the canals…

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I got off at Saphan Taksin SKY Train station to go to The Sathorn Pier.

Cuties at the pier…

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Raising money for these puppies…

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Exploring Bangkok’s canals is a great way to get into the thick of this steamy city. Different kinds of boats (express boats, river taxis and long-tail-boats) run up and down the Chao Phraya River, connecting with the local suburbs on the Thonburi side and along the river, while ferries can be used to cross the river at various points. We’re going to be taking the long tail boat.

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They won’t let you on the boat without wearing the life jacket…

Let the tour begin on Chao Phraya River…Don’t forget to click on the pictures…You need to see the details in every picture…

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One of the traditional Thai boats…

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In the old times, there were hundreds of small canals…

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But today, most of the canals have been filled and converted into streets in Bangkok.

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Even though there are a lot of new roads built, Bangkok is still highly dependent on its waterways.

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You can see the garlands hanging from the bow of every long tail boat. These flowers are offerings to Mae Yang, the godness of journeys. It means bless this boat.

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We started to see the old buildings along the canal…

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Children playing in the river…

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It is amazing to see the traditional Thai ways of living…

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Women also work in the constructions…

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Grand Palace and Wat Arun…

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People seen along the way…

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Our captain…

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You can see the royal family’s picture everywhere…

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Rama VIII Bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River…

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The sewerage system of the city…

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The houses along the river…

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Bangkok was once refferred to as the Venice of the East.

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If you really like to know how people in Bangkok lived quite some time ago and still some of them do today, you should really do the long tail boat tour on the canals.

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 Lovely ladies selling goodies on their paddle boats…

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A white monkey…That’s an interesting scarecrow…not scary but weird…

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Exploring cultural richness along the canals…

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The houses along the canal are fascinating…

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Seeing the daily life of Thai people living along the canals…You’re clicking on the pictures right? Good…

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Thia people’s lives along the canal…

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We also stopped at Talingchen Market but I’ll be writing about it in the next article. Here is a video from the canals…

Bangkok has a lot to offer…traditional lives along the river is one of the greatest experiences…

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I loved this place…

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 Beautiful flowers…

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Ohh I loved these colors!

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Which way to go?

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The dog welcomes her owner…

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Two lovely ladies watching the traffic on the river…

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That’s one of the nicest houses along the canal..

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Lovely windows…

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Here comes another boat…

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These canals will definitely get under your skin…

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Street art…

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New York Statue of Liberty, but in Bangkok and much smaller and golden…

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Going back to the pier…Wat Arun seen on the way back…

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I love this view…Asiatique!

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An interesting fountain…

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Here is what I want to do…

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This was an amazing boat tour along the canals of Bangkok…I am so glad that I did it and I hope you like the pictures…I wish that I could have visited some of the houses I saw along the river to see the life inside their houses and talk to the people living in the house…A reason to visit Bangkok again…Have a look at the endless Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. In the next article we’re visiting Taling Chan Floating Market

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