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Khlong Saen Saep
Stretching nearly 45 miles, Khlong Saen Saep is a canal that slices Bangkok from west to east. It begins in Old Town, near the Mahakan Fortress, and links more than 100 smaller canals before ending in Chachoengsao Province. Canal ferries offer front-row views of temples, markets, ornate bridges, and canal-side neighborhoods. 

The Basics 
Skip the notoriously bad Bangkok street traffic with a ferry ride down Khlong Saen Saep. Ferries are a quick and cheap way to get around. There are two lines through the city: the eastern route, which ends at Wat Sriboonreung, and the western route, which ends at Golden Mount. You can also book a tour of the canals or a boat ride with stops at the lush gardens of Wat Prayoon and the turtle temple.  

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A Khlong Saen Saep ferry ride is a great way to cover a number of sights and access top shopping spots throughout the city. 
  • The eastern and western ferry routes meet at an interchange at Pratunam Pier.
  • Ferry tickets can be purchased on board. Prices depend on the distance traveled. Note: It’s helpful if you have small change to purchase your ticket. 
  • Canal boats are known for having haphazard service, and boarding and disembarking can be dangerous during busy hours. These services might not be the best option for families with small children. 

How to Get There
The canal extends from the Phanfa Bridge to Wat Sriboonreung, with an interchange at Pratunam Pier and a number of other ferry stations in between. The western line is easily accessible on foot or by tuk-tuk from Bangkok’s Old Town. 

When to Get There
If possible, avoid taking canal boats during peak hours, between 7–10am and 5–7pm. The boats can be packed at these times, and assistance when entering and exiting the boat may be limited. 

Safety on the Saen Saep
Canal boats don’t hang around for long at the piers. You need to be prepared and quick when boarding and disembarking, especially during peak hours and when it’s raining (the docks can get quite slick). Know which pier you want to disembark at, and have your map handy. Don’t forget to hang on tight to your personal belongings—nobody wants a soggy day pack. 
Address: Khlong Saen Saep, Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok in Motion: City Highlights Tour by Skytrain, Boat, and Tuk-Tuk

Bangkok in Motion: City Highlights Tour by Skytrain, Boat, and Tuk-Tuk

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Discover Bangkok via its public transportation system as you travel with a private guide throughout the city by Skytrain, 'tuk-tuk' (motorized rickshaw), public boat, and shuttle boat—and on foot. Make stops at Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and the Jim Thompson House, and float down the Chao Phraya River and one of its ‘klongs’ (canals). Opt for an additional early morning stroll in Lumpini Park, too.
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Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

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This customizable private tour showcases the best of Bangkok and beyond. Follow your personal guide through some of the city's top attractions, including Wat Arun Grand Palace, and the Floating Market. Explore some of Bangkok's most vibrant neighborhoods, sample local cuisine (own expense), and wander the shops and sites with a local who offers insight and information along the way.
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In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience

In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience

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Explore Bangkok with your very own tour guide during this full-day tour. Customize your own itinerary and visit Bangkok’s main attractions and some hidden gems. See the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the floating market and much more and get around using the city’s incredible public transport system. Experience Bangkok like a local and discover the best the city has to offer.
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Bangkok Walking Tour (Talking + Walking + Eating)

Bangkok Walking Tour (Talking + Walking + Eating)

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Benefit from a small-group tour of Bangkok that provides an orientation to the bustling Thai capital. Learn about history and modern day life in Thailand as you walk past old and new landmarks such as The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Giant Swing, Lumpini Park, Asiatique The Riverfront, and Mahanakorn Skywalk. You can also sample local foods and check out some of Khaosan Road on this flexible small-group tour.
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Bangkok Shore Excursion from Leam Chabang port

Bangkok Shore Excursion from Leam Chabang port

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If your ship only docks in Bangkok for a day, you can still see the city's highlights with this private full-day tour. Everything from transfers to sightseeing to lunch is planned in advance for you; all you need to do is enjoy the sights. Listen to guided commentary on Bangkok's ancient history and modern life as you travel, stopping at all the must-see sights.
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Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour

Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour

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See a different side to the city as you discover Bangkok like a local on this 5-hour tour. Soak up the scenery as you cruise along the Klong Saen Saeb canal, stroll around the historic Pom Pra Satru Pai district and marvel over little-visited treasures like the Silver Pagoda, the Giant Swing and the Golden Mount. Then, get a taste of local life as you browse the shops along Bamrung Muang, ride a tuk-tuk through the alleyways of old Bangkok and relax with traditional 30-minute foot massage.
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Bangkok Your Way - Personalized Tour with a Private Guide

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This private tour is the most flexible way to explore Bangkok and experience things you are interested in. Tell your personal guide what you'd like to experience, whether highlights like Grand Palace and temples or interesting places more off-the-beaten-path. Get around the city like a local, using various public transport: tuk tuk, sky train, buses, river boats or taxi. Your guide is eager to share their knowledge and answer all your questions! To make sure we completely understand your interests and preferences, we will also contact you prior to the tour and make recommendations for your customized itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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