Bangkok’s Bridge of Tears
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A century ago, Bangkok’s network of canals were the lifeblood of a city which was known as the ‘Venice of the East’. In an era when Thailand was still Siam, the waterways that criss-crossed Bangkok were the main transport and trade routes. As Bangkok modernised, many of the canals were paved over and replaced with concrete thoroughfares. Today, the roads of the Thai capital are regularly clogged with traffic so it’s ironic that the canals that do remain can still provide the quickest way to traverse parts of the city.
canal boat taxi approaching Mahadthai Uthit
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