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Bangkok's fascinating Canal Maze

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Riverside in Bangkok
Luxury Travel Magazine

If you're traveling to Bangkok then make sure you make time to stop by and visit the Canal Maze. Known in Thai as "Klong" the river offers a unique chance to learn about the countries heritage and culture. If you can take the opportunity to relax and learn something then that to me is a good vacation.

Thailand's waterways were once the nation's lifeline for communication and transport. Today Bangkok's majestic Chao Phraya River and connecting maze of canals, known in Thai as "klong", tempt visitors to explore the capital's thriving age-old lifestyle and rich heritage.

At Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, experiences of this unique cultural blend are enhanced by a local's insider knowledge. Step aboard a traditional longtail boat and discover the klong network with Klong Guru, Visanu Kidkarn. 

Visanu spent the first ten years of his life in a traditional canal home, completely unaware that his klong roots would have a great impact on his guest service work at a luxury five star hotel. Beyond being able to offer guests a wealth of klong knowledge, whenever Visanu feels stressed by the hectic city pace, he seeks relaxation and a taste of cultural authenticity by hopping on a longtail boat and traversing the klongs, which to him have always felt like home. 

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