Boat Noodles at Victory Monument

Bowl after bowl after bowl of the iconic bloodstock noodles

Several major rivers like the Chao Phraya and the Mae Klong weave their way through the country and course south into the Gulf of Thailand, with dozens of tributaries and canals connecting along the way. These offshoot canals, called khlongs, are like mini neighbourhoods that run up and down the river, some behind private barriers and entry-blockers, others open to public boats and snooping tourists.

Accessible via the Chao Phraya, these khlongs have long served Bangkokians in quieter neighbourhoods, tucked away in corners far from the bright lights of the big city. Wooden boats pass through the narrow winding tributaries, transporting goods and selling their wares to locals.

The idea of a floating restaurant or supermarket may sound unusual to those of us who prefer our grub stationary, safe on terra firma, but you don’t have to go back that far to a time when this was a common sight and a…

Original published: 2018-10-31 13:54:06 Read the full Bangkok News here

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