Dirty and dangerous… but also handy, vibrant and exhilarating. With ornate Italian Barocco bridges and river boats that resemble gondolas on steroids, Khlong Saen Saeb is the closest to the Venice of the East you’ll find in central Bangkok. Stretching west to east across the map of Bangkok, Khlong Saen Saeb begins in the Old City, near the Mahakhan Fortress at the end of Ratchadamnoen Road, and runs all the way to Chachoengsao Province, where it ends by flowing into the Bang Pa Kong River. It cuts through central areas like Phayathai, Pratunam, Chitlom, Nana, Asok Road, Thonglor and Ekkamai, running parallel to Phetchaburi and New Phetchaburi Roads, before turning up Ramkhamhaeng Road and on to Bangkapi.
The Golden Mount Line runs from the Panfa Leelard Pier near the Democracy Monument and Khao San Road – to Pratunam Pier near Center World in Central Bangkok. Boats run every 20 min or less. To travel the whole system, you must transfer boats at Pratunam Pier. Hold on to your tickets.
The NIDA line runs from the NIDA/Wat Sriboonreung Pier in the East – to Pratunam Pier near Center World in Central Bangkok. Boats run every 20 min or less. To travel the whole system, you must transfer boats at Pratunam Pier. Hold on to your tickets.
How to get there:
5 min (400 m) walk from hotel
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