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The Canals of Thonburi



 


What :

In the 18th century Bangkok was often referred to as the Venice of the East because of the many canals dividing the city. While today’s Bangkok is a thriving metropolis of skyscrapers, metro rail, and paved streets, travelers on luxury tours of Thailand can drift back through time on the Canals of Thonburi to experience Old Bangkok’s buoyant mystique.

Navigating the canals on the Eastern side of the Chao Phraya River that bisects Bangkok by boat, travelers gain access to the Klong Lad Mayom, Taling Chan, and Wat Sai floating markets where Thai vendors still proffer their wares from boats resting on the water the way their ancestors did.

Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn, and The Royal Barge Museum are also in this area of the city, and easily reached while exploring Bangkok’s ancient canals on a tour of Thailand.


When :

The highest temperatures run March through May, and the heaviest rainfall is from June through August.

The best time to visit is between October and February to enjoy the balmy weather.


Where :

The Canals of Thonburi run west of the River Chao Phraya that bisects Bangkok. A short trip across the river from the city's Rattanakosin historic area, the Thornburi's water ways are best accessed and navigated using a chartered private boat.


Who :

Drifting leisurely down the canals in a private boat is an excursion no one's luxury tour in Thailand would be complete without.


Appropriate Attire :

Western wear is fine for the boat travel and market, but if you plan to visit Wat Arun or any other holy site, dress conservatively by covering your shoulders, arms, and legs while on holy ground.


Guest Reviews :

 
 

Bruce Goldman -  November 2013

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My wife and I decided on a whim to get married and honeymoon in Thailand (since that was her number one destination spot). Not being familiar with that part of the world, and having already run the gamut of a 200 person wedding party, it was in our best interest to hire an experienced company to make our lives just a little bit easier for the honeymoon. Best decision ever.

We reworked the itinerary with the specialist two or three times and probably drove her nuts. Still, they were extremely patient and found us the best deal to suit our needs.

Daily activities planned for us included excursions to important sites such as the Tiger Temple, river boat tours through the canals and authentic spicy thai indulgences (J woop, my favorite!).

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