River channels of Bangkok - or with a breeze on klong!

If you have been to Bangkok many times already and you knowits good, then in this article you can hardly find something interesting for yourself. Rather, it is of interest only to those who generally know very little about the capital of Thailand, or who have never traveled along the river channels of Bangkok. Actually, I want to offer you two short but convenient routes to move from Khao San Road to some sights. Of course, there are tuk-tuks and colorful city buses, but they can get stuck in traffic jams, which is not the case with river buses.

Some channels in Bangkok are not used, well, only if you wash

Some channels in Bangkok are not used, well, only if you wash

Houses stand right on the river channel

Houses stand right on the river channel

How to get from Khao San Road to Bankgok Business Center

In the business center of Bangkok, you may need to get there if you want to climb Bayok Sky observation deckor go to Lumpini Park, or you will need various shopping centers, ranging from Pantip Plaza, ending Big C.

You can go there by bus, but the path threatens to take a decent time. Therefore, I now prefer to walk to Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and from him go on klongto Pratunam district, this is just the very center, where all the listed attractions are located. If you walk from Khaosan, then no more than 10 minutes walk to the temple, and you don’t need to go to him, just 500 meters and there will be a river channel.

I like this move more.Total. Not only that you float with a breeze in such places that you cannot see from the bus window, the boat itself is also so colorful! The roof is adjustable in height by rope mechanisms, this is necessary in order to sail under low bridges. When I was driving for the first time, I suddenly had a roof on my head and I could not understand how this happened! And the splashes from oncoming boats, from which the oilcloth borts rise in the same way with ropes, where else can one see this? so I recommend this attraction, if not for permanent movements, then at least one time.

Fare 12 baht. Working hours are from 6 in the morning to 19 in the evening, see the photos below for details. There are different boats, express and with all the stops (but not all the berths stop anyway). It is also worth considering that during any regatta, ferries operate only in the morning and evening.

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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

River channel near Wat Saket

River channel near Wat Saket

In the middle of the boat engine

In the middle of the boat engine

All conductors in helmets, not to be killed on the bridges

All conductors in helmets, not to be killed on the bridges

Sailing the Bangkok River Channels

Sailing the Bangkok River Channels

Oncoming boats spray

Oncoming boats spray

All sorts of different houses on the road

All sorts of different houses on the road

It is necessary to leave and go quickly, until the boat sailed.

It is necessary to leave and go quickly, until the boat sailed.

Pratunam stop

Pratunam stop

How to get from Khao San Road to Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Royal Palace

Before Royal Palace Bangkok usually everyone gets on the tuk-tukhe preferred to walk on foot until he rode a river tram along the Chao Phraya River. We reach from Khao San Road to Chao Phraya Embankment and Phra Arthit Pier in 5-10 minutes, then we take the river tram and drive with stops to the place we need. If you need a royal palace, then we leave at the Tha Chang Cross pier, if necessary Wat phothen tha tien. And if you want to get to Wat arunthen we leave at the Tha Tien pier and immediately transfer to the ferry that runs from one side of the river to the other.

The fare is 15 baht. The cost of the ferry between Tha Tien and Wat Arun is 3 baht.

Sometimes on the Chao Phraya Quay is dirty

Sometimes on the Chao Phraya Quay is dirty

You want to live, and not so raskoryachishshsya

You want to live, and not so raskoryachishshsya

Sandbags remained after flood

Sandbags remained after flood

There are a lot of fish in Chao Phraya and you can feed it.

There are a lot of fish in Chao Phraya and you can feed it.

Riverboat on the Chao Phraya River

Riverboat on the Chao Phraya River

Everything is good, only smokes heavily

Everything is good, only smokes heavily

Inside it is much more spacious than in boats that sail in klongs.

Inside it is much more spacious than in boats that sail in klongs.

Slums - the cheapest accommodation

Slums - the cheapest accommodation

High-speed boats on the Chao Prie with engines from cars

High-speed boats on the Chao Prie with engines from cars

Pier Tha Thien from the inside

Pier Tha Thien from the inside

Apparently even Thais can get

Apparently even Thais can get

Near the Tha Tien pier fish market

Near the Tha Tien pier fish market

Royal Regatta on Chao Praye

Royal Regatta on Chao Praye

Royal Regatta on Chao Praye

Royal Regatta on Chao Praye

Map of berths, schedule of river trams in Bangkok

Map of berths, schedule of river trams in Bangkok

P.S. Naturally, there are many more channels in Bangkok than in the article, and there are a lot of other routes, I just didn’t need them.

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