Walking along a khlong from Khao San to Gold Mount Temple

Canals or Khlongs as they are known in Thailand are literally everywhere in Bangkok- just have a look on Google maps. And for me, they are the best way to experience what Bangkok was really like 50 even 60 years ago- sleepy, green, slummy, quaint and exotic, and surprisingly not many tourists frequent Khlongs which is also good.

I usually stay in or around Khao San Road so a mere 5-min walk takes to the nearest canal. On this walk I’ve seen giant fish being fed by Thais of the bridges, I’ve seen giant monitor lizards chilling in the sun, millions of pigeons but most interestingly, I’ve seen Thais doing their everyday tasks by the canals- be it fishing, washing their bikes and cars, kids jumping into water and swimming, housewives doing the dishes, young guys playing cards, people napping…so have a look at the photos I managed to take.

Canal houses in Damnoen Saduak, Thailand.

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