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
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.
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 100 year old market, Chachoengsao Province Thailand.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Markets in Thailand.