Dao Khanong Canal Cruise in Bangkok
Often referred to as the “Venice of the East”, Bangkok features several canals which spread out through the city from the majestic Chao Phraya River. Over the years, the canals, known locally as khlongs, have become a big part of the city’s culture. Much like Venice, you will find several points of interest along the canals, as well as have the chance to meet and interact with the locals who have made these canals their home.
Regarded as the right tributary of Chao Phraya River, Dao Khanong canal is well-known for its water transportation. A full-day experience with Cruise Asia by Destination Asia Thailand along the Dao Khanong canal offers guests the chance to admire Bangkok’s sprawling skyline from a unique vantage point while being introduced to the Thai way of life.
From Laem Chabang Port in Bangkok, guests will transfer to Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside for a traditional Thai lunch along the banks of the Chao Praya River. From here guests will embark on their voyage along the Dao Khanong canal, before making their way to Wat Traimit, one of the most renowned temples in Bangkok, to feast their eyes on the 5.5-tonne solid gold Buddha statue housed within the temple. The last stop of the day is at the Bangkok flower market, known locally as the Pak Klong Market, which offers a blaze of colours and fragrant aromas emanating from native flora, including native Thai orchids. .