Travelling in Bangkok by Boat
19th March, 2010
Will be staying in Sukhumvit 3 and I noticed Saphan Nana Nua Pier is on the soi. Have been to BKK a few times, never travelled by water and am taking my partner who has never been before. She wants to go to Khao San and the canal the pier is on almost takes you directly there, can you get a boat over there?
#1 Posted: 19/3/2010 - 12:00
21st October, 2006
Total reviews: 4
At least 67
yes. Khlong Saen Saeb canal boat info at:
cheap & fast. though from the terminus at Phanfa Leela bridge to Khao San there's still some distance to walk (you can gauge from Google maps).
not sure when you're going - there have been rare times (in Sept monsoon) when the service was stopped for a while cos water level was too high for boats to pass beneath bridges. also, the red shirts set up their rally stage & filled the entire space at Phanfa Leela bridge over the last weekend...best to check on latest news updates if you don't like crowds :)
#2 Posted: 19/3/2010 - 13:27
Could just get a Tuk Tuk from the pier to Khao San road.It's a good way to travel,on the canals, in Bangkok as you miss all the traffic.The downside is the polluted water.If you go the other way on the canal you can get to the Bangkapi Mall and have a look around.
#3 Posted: 20/3/2010 - 15:40
19th March, 2010
Thanks for the advice, is greatly appreciated. Heading over in late April, so river level should be ok, and hopefully the situation has simmered down a little by the time I arrive.
#4 Posted: 22/3/2010 - 12:42
8th April, 2010
Traveling in Bangkok
#5 Posted: 8/4/2010 - 21:36
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