Bangkok Promotes Low-Carbon Phadung Krung Kasem Canal Route

Bangkok Promotes Low-Carbon Phadung Krung Kasem Canal Route for Tourists

Bangkok is championing responsible tourism among visitors by promoting low-carbon routes along the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal. It's known as one of the oldest canals in Bangkok, having been built in 1851 under King Rama V the Great's rule.

The routes are a fun and educational way for tourists to learn about the city while reducing their carbon footprint and impact on the environment, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Aug. 30.

The TAT, along with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), kicked this off with Japanese media, bloggers, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) representatives on Aug. 19, which saw them take an electric boat from Hua Lamphong Station Pier to Wat Thewarat Kunchon Worawihan. Other stops included Nakhon Sawan Pier for the Nang Loeng Market, a walking tour and café hopping in the area, and then a visit to the Thai Railway Museum.

The BMA electric boat is open to the public daily for free. Rides are available every 20 minutes on weekdays from 6 AM-9 AM and 4 PM-7 PM and every hour on weekends and public holidays from 8 AM-7 PM.

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