How ridiculous is it that I never knew a highlight of Bangkok is embarking on a Bangkok canal tour? I guess that’s why you book a tour! Had we not, we totally would have missed out on this amazing experience.
Alas, after our busy morning in Chinatown, checking out the Golden Buddha, we shopped at the flower market. Then, we basked in the beauty of the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, and the Reclining Buddha. Oh! And I can’t forget the stunning Temple Of Dawn! Wow!
So after all that our day was still not over. Next, we boarded a teak boat to tour Bangkok’s canals (known locally as khlongs).
Traveling via waterway is quicker than taking a car on the crowded and busy streets of Bangkok. The canals used to be a major form of transportation, and while they are still popular, many of them have been paved over to make room for more roads. Still, the canals remain extremely active.
From a tourist’s perspective, traveling the canals is a great way to see the lives of locals (and lots of catfish)! Aside from seeing famous sights and temples via Bangkok’s expansive water network, you also get an inside look at the how the locals live, their homes, and their farms. Seriously though, the amount of catfish is crazy!
I loved being navigated through these narrow waterways! Check out the pictures below!
Next we’re venturing outside the city!