Khlong Bang Luang Neighborhood in Bangkok
19 images Created 13 Jan 2013
The Bang Luang neighborhood lines Khlong (Canal) Bang Luang in the Thonburi section of Bangkok on the west side of Chao Phraya River. It was established in the late 18th Century by King Taksin the Great after the Burmese sacked the Siamese capital of Ayutthaya. The neighborhood, like most of Thonburi, is relatively undeveloped and still criss crossed by the canals which once made Bangkok famous. It's now a popular day trip from central Bangkok and offers a glimpse into what the city used to be like.