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December 31, 2007

 There’s another option to get around Bangkok without hitting traffict on the road, Klong san saeb or canal boatuicker than journey by the road and the fare is absolutely cheap… can bring you to down town or suburb of Bangkok q

Ticket can be bought either at the first pier or on the boat, the fare is slightly vary depend on the destination,  fare from first terminal to the last stop which is about 24 piers will be 18 baht, from the first to the third stop will be 8 baht, and adding 2 baht gradually..

This long boat only stop at the pier to get or drop off the passenger, just wave you hand down to stop the boat , to get off  just press the red button beneath the boat's roof. One thing that makes this boat quicker is doesn’t stop for a long time to gather passenger…when the boat stops the passengers will scramble to get off or on  quickly, the boat leaving as soon as all aboard.

The first terminal in this part I klong san saeb is watsriboonreung which is actually the name of temple/wat on the suburb of Bangkok, the pier’s name can be a name of the building or road and all are written in both English and thai 
, so not easily to get lost.

The picture above is bangkapi boat terminal which is right down my room.. you can see white building by the canal ? that's where i live now......:))

The last stop of the boat from Bangkapi is Pratunam pier which is surrounded by bunch of shopping malls, world trade center, Platinum whole sale clothing store, Panthip IT plaza and other shopping malls not to mentioned street vendors...all those are very tantalizing…it makes you shop until you drop !!!


               getting on board at Pratunam pier

Back to the point, from Pratunam pier another boat is waiting to get you to Pan Fa, on the way to Panfa the boat stos at Saphan Hua Chang pier, Charoenpol pier and talad Bo Bae another paradise for shopping spree…


                            Having lunch by the klong...yuck..watch out for kick up water, this heavy                             polluted water occasionally has a stinking rotting smell...  

As the bridge between Charoenpol and Talad Bo Bae pier is low, the roof/canopy of the boat is on lever  just to clear the bridge…and it may collapse onto passanger’s head who standing by the boat’s machine…so duck your head..!!!

                               this picture taken from machine and gasoline area, the blue thingy on both sides of the boat is tarpaulin curtain to protect the passengers from kick up water..it has cord that can be pulled up and down by anyone...

The fare for this boat is only 8 baht..!!!

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