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Khlong Prawet Burirom ( Khlong Phra Khanong ) was one of the great arterial waterways of the pre-automobile era in Thailand. It runs from The Chao Phraya River at Khlong Toei near Bangkok's Port, Eastwards to the Bang Phakong River near Chachoengsao, a distance of some 55 km. It is still used by boat services, but only from Phra Khanong Bridge on Sukhumvit Road to Srinakharin Rd. Passage further east is blocked by the water gates near Prawet.


According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, in the 1920's, Boat Services ran from Central Bangkok, near Pratunam Market ( water Gate )  to Khlong Suan at weekends courtesy of a certain Nai Loet (Mr. Loet). William Warren in his book Bangkok reveals that this was Lert Seresthaputra, a Chinese entrepreneur who owned a trading company and ferry boat service and bought land around Wireless Road near the San Saep Canal. Nai Loet is immortalised in Central Bangkok, under a different English spelling, in Nailert Park, Soi Nailert and other well-known places around Wireless Road.


Passenger services still run along Khlong San Saep from Phan Fa (Phra Sumen Fort) in central Bangkok way out to Bang Kapi, North East of Bangkok. The passenger boats must have used one of the short canals which link Khlong San Saep with Khlong Prawet Burirom.

The origins of this riverside community date back to the reign of King Rama V when boats were the principal transportation and Klong Suan was a stopover for travellers heading to Bangkok.


Getting There:

Take the Bangkok - Chonburi expressway (Highway 7) past the New Airport. Leave at On nut-Lad Krabang intersection, eight km after the Airport exit and head East for 16 km on On nut Lad-Krabang Rd, highway 3001

Klong Suan Market, or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 23, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 23, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 23, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 24, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.