Bangkok Images 31 images Created 11 Mar 2009
There is nothing to compare with the breeze in your hair and the spray in your face as a boat ferries you to your destination in Bangkok. Life here has always centered around the river and the network of canals spreading through the city. Board an express boat bound for the Grand Palace or charter a longtail and meander up the canals north of the city and you will soon see why Bangkok was once called "Venice of the East." The further upriver you go, the better the scenery becomes with teak houses on stilts, orchid farms, fresh air and greenery. As luck would have it, most of Bangkok's major attractions lie along the river, making it not only easy to get around but a pleasure besides.