"Best theme park ride in town" Bangkok Transportation Tip by sourbugger

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by sourbugger

The canal buses that run along Klong Sen Seb are an impressively quick way of getting from one side of town to the other.

For tourists they usefully run from near the Democracy monument a 10-minute walk from Khasaon Road to the main shopping area around Thanon Rama. The stop at Tha Saphan Hua Chang is usefully close to the skytrain stop at Ratchathevi and the Jim Thompson house.

These little boats come by every few minutes - just jump on and find a seat in the serried rows. Several men in bicycle type helmets dance along the side of the boat to collect fares.

Don't think this will be scenic canal trip however - the boats set off at a furious pace as the plastic sheeting on both sides is lifted to avoid the worst of the splashes.

At one point (beware if you are tall and standing up) the whole roof is lowered without warning to get under and especially low-slung bridge - duck !

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2003
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