BMA touts historic canal route plan

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will spend 150 million baht to develop a new 15km canal network in Thon Buri as part of an initiative to revive tourism in Bangkok.

Pijaya Nagavajra, BMA deputy permanent secretary, said the BMA has asked the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council to approve the budget to rejuvenate the landscape and infrastructure along the canal which City Hall aims to promote as a new destination for cultural tourism in the capital.

The scheme is also aimed at promoting the canal as part of an alternative water transport network, with a plan to bring in 30 long-tailed-boats to take tourists to visit temples and communities along canals. Passengers will be able to buy a one-day pass, after which they can use the service as much as they want.  Read on…

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