Bangkok Noi Canal

Khlong Bangkok Noi is a famous canal in Bangkok.

(Khlong is the word for a canal, and Noi means small.)

The canal, along with its counterpart Khlong Bangkok Yai, was constructed in 1552, during the reign of King Chairachathirat of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. He ordered the construction of a canal bypassing a loop of the Chao Phraya River to shorten the travel time. The river diverted through the new canal, and the old route became the two canals known today as Khlong Bangkok Yai and Khlong Bangkok Noi.

Although Khlong Bangkok Noi is a short canal, it connects to many other canals.