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Across the world, canal cities have attracted many and its allure and charm have enthralled most. Famous canal cities such as Amsterdam in Netherlands is visited with a vigour by tourists in a quest to witness the wonderful scenery of numerous bikes being padlocked to the bridges as boats pass below them. The Seven Bridges in Amsterdam, located in the vicinity of Anne Frank House has thrilled many and an Asian equivalent to this thrilling endeavour can be found in Bangkok, Thailand.
A cruise of the many canals in the city is an exciting experience and a number of companies offer tourists the opportunity to experience its beauty and scenery in style. Therefore, hotels such as Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa would efficiently be able to arrange a tour of the canals. If such a tour cannot be arranged, the next best alternative is to reside in riverside hotels Bangkok in order to enjoy the serenity the waterfront brings.
While the scenery in Amsterdam when exploring their multitude of canals is composed of classic architecture, the view afforded to the traveller whisking along the waters in Bangkok is one composed of a myriad of scenes. Tourists will find themselves marvelling at the wooden homes that appear above the water, supported by stilts, a variety of shops selling a number of goods and even colonial mansions. Unlike the canals in Amsterdam, the Thai canals tend to be narrower while the long-tailed speedboats are often covered.
Many canal cruises in Bangkok will make a stop at the beautiful Temple of Dawn. Also known as Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, the Temple of Dawn is designed to mimic the rising sun. As a result, during sunrise, the golden rays will illuminate the temple in an enchanting manner and this awe inspiring display makes the visit to the temple very well worth the effort. As one continues, they will pass the Royal Barges Museum that houses eight opulent longboats that used to transport the Royal Family. Travellers opting for a cruise tour can also look forward to a stop at the Grand Palace as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha making the tour a well rounded experience worth having.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.