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Saen Saep Canal (Klong) Sukhumvit Bangkok Map and Ferry route 2011-03-22



Content Map - Boat Piers - Saen Saep Canal (Klong) - SUKHUMVIT Directory of Piers and venues nearby Map of Tourism areas along the Canal Map – BTS – MRT – River Ferry stops Tourism maps links

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Saen Sap Canal ferry route

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Khlong Saen Saeb (in Thai: คลองแสนแสบ, also known as Saen Saep) is a canal (Khlong) in central Thailand, connecting the Chao Phraya River to Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao. A portion of the canal is used for public transport by an express boat service in Bangkok. The canal is lined with concrete walkways on either side in many areas where people stroll despite the foul smells of the canal, and in other areas the heavily polluted water oozes into adjacent properties, especially after heavy rainstorms. The canal is connected to many other canals in a large network, though most of the other canals do not have a regular transport service. History: The Saen Saep canal was built by the order of King Rama III during the conflict between Siam and Annam about Cambodia, to establish a water transport for soldiers and weapons to Cambodia. The construction started in 1837 and was finished three years after. Klong Saen Saeb was once filled with and abundance of lotus, Kin Mongkut in his 4th reign (18511868) built Sra Pathum Palace (Lotus Pond Palace) in Siam District, the names of the palace and present Pathum Wan district come from it. An express boat service provides fast, inexpensive transportation in traffic-congested central Bangkok. The service has a checkered reputation, due to the polluted water in the khlong and the haphazard nature in which the service is operated. The 18 km route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats, and operates 5:30am to 8:30pm daily. Prices are 10 to 20 baht, depending on distance travelled. The service carries about 60,000 passengers per day. It is run by a company called Family Transport (0 2375 2369). The service runs between Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Bang Kapi districts in Bangkok. At Pratu Nam pier in Pathum Wan/Ratchathewi districts is an interchange between the northern line, which terminates at Golden Mount. The southern line terminates at NIDA where passengers must change boats. Boats go past Watthana and Huai Khwang districts, running parallel to Petchaburi Road. Tips: • • • •

The boats do not take kindly to slow moving passengers. You will hear the words “reeo reeo” (fast fast) The boats stop momentarily; just enough for locals to transfer in/out with efficient speed. Please be warned the area can be wet, wear correct footwear. Take a seat the porter will find you.

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Directory of the CORRECT Pier names and general info about venues features at Piers. Pier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Name Wat Sri Boonruean Bang Kapi The Mall Wat Klang Mahat Thai Ramkhamhaeng Wat Thep Lila Ramkhamhaeng 29 The Mall 3


Khlong Tan


Cham Isara


Thon Lor

13 14 15 16

Ban Don Mosque Wat Ma Chom Lom Ital Thai Prasan Mit


Saphan Asok

18 19 20 21

Nanchat Nana Nuea Witthayu Chit Lom


Pratu Nam



24 25 26

Ban Khrua Nuea Charoen Phon BoBae


Phan Fa Lilat

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Details (live map link below: view street/satellite/hybrid) Terminal near NIDA near Bang Kapi district office, and Bang Kapi Market Shopping centre: rival to Central and water Park Temple near Huamark Stadium - and can connect to Lad Phrao Road Ramkhamhaeng University - the biggest open University in Thailand Main road from Ram Khamhaeng Shopping Mall: Close to Ramkhamhaeng Shopping Mall used to be an interchange for Lad Phrao boat until 2000. Close to Ramkahamaeng train station Charn Isara 2 Building Bridge: Soi 55 Sukhumvit. Leads to BTS Thong Lor Station, The Royal City Avenue Road leads to RCA Pub (nightlife zone Ratchada) and Thai Cultural Centre (Must see Tour – Siam Niramit) Phrom Pak - a lane to BTS Phrom Phong Station of Skytrain Watmai Chonglok - in New Phetchaburi Rd. Sri Nakahrintharawiroj University (Prasarn Military Campus) Bridge: Soi 21 Sukhumvit Japanese Embassy and MRT subway train) Phetchaburi Station and BTS skytrain express airport link Makkasan station. Tour zone Soi 15 Sukhumvit - International School Bridge: cross bridge Soi 3 leading to Bumrungrad Hospital Bridge: Wireless Road leads to BTS (skytrain) Phloen chit station Bridge: Saphan Chidlom. near Central Chidlom, Siam City Bank HQ. Bridge: Shopping: Major BKK Garment Market, brief walk to Phanthip and Central World. Interchange: everyone must change here (both directions). To continue on canal, walk across bridge to the next Boat. History: used to have a water gate in the time of King Mongkut to feed the Royal lotus pond (the root of Pathumwan District), hence the namesake. Bridge: Saphan Hua Chang connection to Major shopping centres, MBK and Siam Square, close to BTS National stadium and walk to Jim Thompson house (Travel spot). Tour zone Muslim community - the backbone of Jim Thomson's silk business Bridge: Saphan Charoen Phon - near Tesco Lotus Shopping Wholesale clothing markets and Bangkok Little India. Terminal at bridge to Bangkok City Centre. Travel spot Just off Rachadamnoen road under a bridge, near Wat Ratchanada, Wat Saket (The Golden Mount), Democracy monument and other attractions in the old city area attractions in the old city area. Tour zone

Live map – Bangkok – Ferry Piers on Saen Saep Canal (Klong)

cursor over pin shows Pier name or cursor over Name Directory for other info set the map centre (red cross) at the desired location and search by Industry words or Biz names. Example: Bar, BTS, Culture, 7/11, Food, MRT, Shopping, Restaurant, Tour, Travel spot then shift the map and refresh same search to see more or click "next" at base of name directory. More ferry piers: o change the search word to "ferry pier" you will see other piers (ie., Chao Phraya River)

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