Backwaters of Bangkok
Exploring Bangkok by long tail boat is a great way to get a glimpse into the timeless charm of the city and is still one of our most popular tours in Bangkok. Our boat takes you behind the scenes of Bangkok to experience local life and to visit some extraordinary places, that you would not be able to find yourself. Bangkok’s canals (klongs) are a remarkable contrast to the frenetic pace of the rest of the city. There’s a whole way of life to see on the klongs...
Experience the wooden houses on stilts and local life in Bangkok's outer klongs.
Up to 8 passengers may book this trip. This is a shared experience and departs with a minimum of 2 passengers.
Meals: Snacks & Drinks
Tips & Gratuities
Adults: 12 to 99 years of age
Children: 2 to 11 years of age
Infants: 0 to 1 years of age
Meet at Chamberlain Hostel, where you will meet up with your guide who will accompany you to the nearby pier to board our long tail boat. From here you’ll move down the Chao Phraya, the main river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline before making a turn to enter the klongs. You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun, a local "7 eleven", klong style. Feel the atmosphere of having entered the klongs. You will hear Thai music being played from the houses, you will see birds looking at the trespassing boats, if you are lucky you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.
The first stop is at the temple Wat Khun Chan where you will be inspired by the postmodern temples on one side of the klongs and the feeling of old days on the other with the beauty of the river crossing through the landscape. From there it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways with artists, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colors of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. Feel the quietness surrounding this place. A stop will be made where you can feed holy Catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!
Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to noisy, Chao Phraya river and the majestic grand palace. Your trip ends at Pier 9 on the Chao Phraya River, from where you you can visit the nearby temples on your own, continue to the shopping malls, or return to your accommodation.
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