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Bangkok: Canal Tour by Longtail Boat

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Bangkok: Canal Tour by Longtail Boat

From US$ 25.47 per person

Enjoy a journey on a longtail boat along the narrow canals of old Bangkok. See Wat Arun to marvel at its beauty and learn more about Thai history and culture.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Marvel at the scenery of Chao Phraya River and local Thai villages by the canal
  • Ride the famous long-tail speedboad from the James Bond movie
  • See Wat Arun, one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand, from the river
Full description

Enjoy a long tail boat journey in Bangkok. Meet your guide at River City Shopping mall and visit the old city of Thonburi, an independent province until it was merged with Bangkok in 1971. Experience the local way of living, rarely seen from the other side of town. Historically, the Thai capital Bangkok was crisscrossed by klongs (canals), and gained the nickname "Venice of the East". Klongs were used for transportation and for floating markets, but also for sewage disposal. Today, most of the khlongs of Bangkok have been filled in, although the Thonburi side of Bangkok (covering areas west of Chao Phraya River) still retains several of its larger khlongs.

  • Long tail speed boat ride
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
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  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meeting Point at Rive City Bangkok. Address: 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please be on time since it is a group tour
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and hat as the weather can get quite warm in Bangkok
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 85 reviews

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It was very nice experience to see Bangkok from different perspective. Our guide was very sweet and told us a lot about everything we have seen around us. We had been dropped off at Wat Arun and enjoyed it a lot as well. Definitely go for this tour, it is worth it.

November 9, 2022

My family and I took the Longtail Canal Tour on 17 Aug 2022. We had a wonderful time, thanks to our knowledgeable guide Yu. She really made the cruise come alive with her stories about old and new Bangkok, Wat Arun, Bangkok’s full (very long) name. We had so much fun hearing about the 500 temples in Bangkok, how fish hide near the temples to avoid being caught by fishermen, the Buddhist Day every week in the Thai calendar, the old flag with an elephant when Thailand was known as Siam, etc. The captain also navigated the Chao Praya river and canals very skilfully and made sure everyone was comfortable during the one hour which just flew by Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Bangkok to experience how the city used to live before the towering skyscrapers and skytrains were built

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August 18, 2022

Uncle ode( visaroj akarawong) went beyond what was expected of him as our tour guide. He gave us mini history lessons about thailand while cruising along the chao phraya river and visiting wat arun. He also accompanied and showed us around iconsiam which was not part of our 2 hour tour. Thank you uncle ode for an interesting and enjoyable afternoon!

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April 20, 2019

Product ID: 176979