So 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!
Alas, after our busy day in Chinatown, seeing the Golden Buddha, checking out the flower market, basking in the beauty of the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, and the Reclining Buddha, oh and we can’t forget the amazing Temple Of Dawn, we boarded a teak boat and set off to tour Bangkok’s canals (known locally as khlongs).
Actually, traveling via waterway is quicker than taking a car on the crowded, busy streets of Bangkok. The canals used to be a major form of transportation in Bangkok, and while they are still popular, many of them have been paved over to make room for more roads, due to the crowds. The canals, however, still remain extremely active.
From a tourist’s perspective, traveling via the canals is an amazing way to see the lives of the locals and catfish! Aside from checking out a lot of the famous sights and temples via Bangkok’s expansive water network, visitors get an inside look at the how the locals live, via their houses and farms.
I for one found the the Bangkok canal tour completely wonderful. The amount of catfish in the water is crazy, and I truly had a blast being navigated through the narrow waterways!
Check out more from our time in Bangkok here.