"Bangkok life..." Khlongs - Canals Tip by hojasdehierba

Khlongs - Canals, Bangkok: 16 reviews and 46 photos

  Next to Jim Thompsons
by hojasdehierba
  • Next to Jim Thompsons - Bangkok
      Next to Jim Thompsons
    by hojasdehierba
  • Bangkok life... - Bangkok

It is difficult to describe properly how Bangkok is: oh, yes, it is a very modern city, with beautiful skyscrapers; and it is also a monumental place, so marvellous wats; and it is also a shopping paradise, where you get the impression that you can buy anything at any hour. But when you are close to a khlong (a small canal in the middle of the city), you could easily think that you are more in a village. Houses at the banksides of the khongs seem sometimes to be hanged over it. They are usually very modest houses, which make a shocking contrast with the malls or the buildings that you can see just beside them. You can do a boat tour of the khongs. We did not, but you can look to life there from many places in Bangkok. These pics are taken at the khlong near Jim Thompsons. It was our first morning in Bangkok and we were quite impressed.
Es dificil describir bien como es Bangkok: oh, si, es una ciudad muy moderna, con hermosos rascacielos; y tambien es un lugar monumental, son tan maravillosos sus templos!; y tambien es un paraiso de las compras, donde te parece que puedes comprar de todo a cualquier hora. Pero cuando te acercas a un khlong (un canal), podrias pensar facilmente que mas bien estas en un pueblo. Las casas de las orillas parecen estar colgadas encima del khlong. Normalmente son casas muy modestas, lo cual hace contrasta de un modo chocante con los centros comerciales o edificios que ves justo al lado. Puedes hacer un tour en barco por los khlongs. Nosotros no lo hicimos, pero puedes ver la vida alli desde muchos lugares en Bangkok. Las fotos de este consejo estan sacadas en el khlong que hay al lado de la casa de Jim Thompson. Fue nuestra primera manhana en Bangkok y nos quedamos bastante impresionados

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  • Written Nov 4, 2006
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