Best for Bangkok tour places and klong tours

October 2022
Best for Bangkok tour places and klong tours

The nearness of Bangkok’s must sees and waterways make Prince Palace an ideal hotel for activities in Bangkok. Taking a longtail boat trip along the Saen Saeb Canal from Bobae Market Pier, just a 3 min-walk from in front of the hotel, makes Bangkok’s famous places a pleasure to reach.

Beginning in the Bangkok’s Old Town, near Mahakan Fort, the ‘klong’ or canal trips take you past temples, markets, traditional wooden houses and bridges of interest, and you can hop off in many places for closer encounters. While busy during rush hour, holding on tight for a klong tour is convenient for shopping and sightseeing while skipping the traffic. Simply wave a boat down and wait for helmeted deckhands to jump ashore and assist you aboard.

So, from Prince Palace you can easily explore: Wat Saket (Golden Mount Temple) and the Old City at Phanfa Leelard (1 stop or 5 mins from Bobae Market Pier); Democracy Monument; Khao San Road; and the Grand Palace.

In the opposite direction the 18-km-long canal cuts through central areas including: Phayathai on the way to Chatuchak Weekend Market; Siam, trendy shopping haven; Pratunam Market (3 stops or 15 mins), Platinum Fashion Mall, CentralWorld, Gaysorn, Ratchaprasong, Erawan Shrine, Ganesha and Trimurti in Ratchadamri Road; Chidlom, Central Chidlom, Central Embassy; Nana entertainment; Asok entertainment; Thonglor and Ekkamai’s pub, club and dining scene.