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Top 10 Bangkok by Ron Emmons

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Bangkok’s Canals

In the 19th century, Bangkok was known as the “Venice of the East,” since all transportation was by canal. Today, most of the canals to the east of the Chao Phraya River have been filled in to create new roads. However, the area to the west remains much as it was in the 19th century, with a network of waterways spreading out into the countryside. Here, visitors can get a taste of traditional canalside life and visit a few attractions such as Wat Arun and the Royal Barge Museum along the way.

1. Chao Phraya – River of Kings

Without the Chao Phraya River, there would be no Bangkok. Named for the founder of the Chakri dynasty, Chao Phraya Chakri, the river has always been the lifeblood of the nation, providing an aquatic highway for ...

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