More Bangkok canals being spruced up to improve people's quality of life
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is continuing work on improving the scenery of other canals in Bangkok after its success with the now-famous Khlong Ong Ang.
Khlong Ong Ang in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district won the 2020 Asian Townscape Award for Landscape Improvement Project last Saturday.
Khlong Ong Ang walking street, which opens daily, features music performances, street art exhibition and a variety of products and street foods from local retailers. Visitors also can enjoy a kayaking trip in the canal and appreciate the city landscape on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm until 10pm. Admission is free.
Bangkok governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang said the BMA had so far cooperated with related authorities on improving canals' landscape in a bid to demonstrate their beauty and improve people's quality of life.
He added that canals located near tourist attractions, such as Bangkok Yai, Phadung Krung Kasem, Khu Muang Doem, Lat Phrao, Chong Nonsi and Chalermchai Pattana are under landscape improvement.
"We will improve canals' landscape in line with each area's identity, by growing and trimming trees and repairing architecture, as well as cooperating with the public sector in maintaining water resources and promoting tourism," he said.