KHLONG (BAN) KHANOM TAN
Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - June 2010
hlong Ban Khanom Tan
could be translated as the "Canal of the Village of Sugar
Sweet". It flows through Kramang and Suan Phlu sub-district. The canal links
Khlong Suan Phlu
Pa Sak River
; and probably gave access to
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
No monasteries were situated along its banks.
The canal forms an island called "Ko Kaew" or "Crystal Island" with a stretch of the Pa
Sak River and Khlong Khao San. Ko Kaew was an important battleground during the
wars with the Burmese.
Khlong Khanom Tan is still in existence, but not maintained. The canal is filled in and is
only used as water drainage canal (heavily polluted).
(Aerial view of Khlong Khanom Tan)