The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is taking a sustainable approach to tourism by promoting low-carbon travel routes along Bangkok’s historic Phadung Krung Kasem canal. The objective is to encourage tourists to adopt environmentally responsible tourism behaviors that minimize their carbon footprint.
TAT, in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), organized a familiarization tour on August 19 to show tourists a friendly and eco-friendly way to explore local attractions and participate in activities along the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal. . The event was attended by Japanese media, bloggers and representatives of destination management companies (DMCs).
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The journey begins with an electric boat cruise from Hua Lamphong Station pier to the historic Wat Thewarat Kunchon Worawihan temple. Dating back to the Ayutthaya era, this temple has been of importance as a royal temple since the reign of Rama IV and is known for its wall paintings and famous Buddha images.
The passengers continued their journey to Nakhon Sawan Pier, where they visited the centuries-old Nang Loeng Market, one of Thailand’s first inland markets. In addition to enjoying street cuisine, visitors to Ban Narasin participated in a Khon costume embroidery session. This workshop focuses on the ancient Khon theater company during the reign of Rama VI.
The objective is to encourage tourists to adopt environmentally responsible tourism behaviors that minimize their carbon footprint.
The trip then morphed into a walking tour and cafe exploration along Nang Loeng and Nakhon Sawan Road. Notable stops were Mamueng Café, Bangkok 1899 House, Na Café, Nang Loeng Art and Buddha & Pals Café & Jazz. The trip concluded at the Thai Railway Museum, dedicated to railway enthusiasts and located near the MRT Hua Lumphong.
For those interested in making this ecological trip through the canal, the BMA electric boat works daily and is free. It runs every 20 minutes from 06:00 to 09:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, the boat runs every hour from 08:00 to 19:00.