Long Tail Boat Rides

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Long Tail Boat Rides Bangkok Reviews

terez93 terez93
2 reviews
Aug 21, 2006
This is something of a "must" for tourists, but it can be fun for everyone! Boats can either be privately hired (be sure to agree on the price in advance) or arranged through hotels or boat rental vendors. There is one on the south side of the Royal Orchid Sheraton or just north of the Oriental Hotel.Most of the tours last about an hour and take you through the canals (klongs) in Thonburi, across from "hotel row" along the Chao Praya river. It is an excellent way to get acquainted with the city and see some amazing sights! It can be slightly expensive ($15 US for an hour or so) but well worth it, at least once! On the way, you can stop at some of the riverside attractions (some stop at various temples and a snake/reptile farm but you can just skip the things you aren't interested in) and it's a fairly easy way to get around. One caveat: the boats are reallyrather noisy and sometimes difficult to get in and out of, so make sure this isn't a problem for people who are limited in terms of mobility. Have fun!
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roy4 roy4
1 reviews
Jun 27, 2006
Long tail boat ride through the canals. At the Phra Athit water taxi pier (and also the one closest to the Grand Palace) you can rent a long tail boat and driver to take you up and down the canals that run through the Thon Buri side of Bangkok. These canals (or "khlong" in Thai) used to be one of the primary forms of transportation for the entire city of Bangkok and cruising along the remaining ones gives you a good view of some traditional Thai lifestyles.
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geovnni says:
I took this trip and it was great. I remember buying a cup of fruit for $.30 while riding the boat. One of my fondest memories. It was also great walking along the children on their way to school. Ahhh I love Thailand!
Posted on: Sep 29, 2006

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