Do you know what is called the "Venice of the East"? #thailand #bangkok

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Several canals, locally known as khlongs, spread out throughout the city of Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. Over the years, the canals have become a big part of the city’s culture.

The canals are very important forms of communication in the city, given the incredible depth of their penetration in Bangkok’s major points of interest. This is exactly the same thing the canals of Venice do for the world-famous Italian city. So, the canals had a big role in making European visitors to the city Bangkok call it the Venice of the East.

Source: http://www.homeconnectthailand.com/did-you-know/why-is-bangkok-often-called-the-venice-of-the-east/