Rangsit Prayurasakdi Canal (Thai: คลองรังสิตประยูรศักดิ์; rtgs: Khlong Ratsit Prayurasak), also known for short as Rangsit Canal (Thai: คลองรังสิต; rtgs: Khlong Ratsit), is a canal in the eastern part of the Chao Phraya valley, central Thailand. The name of the canal was given by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in honour of his son, Rangsit, Prince of Chainat.
Rangsit Canal was the first irrigation project of Siam (Thailand). King Chulalongkorn ordered to build in 1890 and assigned Prince Sai Sanitvongse (maternal grandfather of Prince Rangsit) as the project president.
The canal starts at the east bank of the Chao Phraya river in Tambon Ban Mai, Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Province. It the runs eastward passing by Thung Luang and terminates into the Nakhon Nayok River in Ongkharak district, Nakhon Nayok Province.
Rangsit Canal boat service
The Rangsit Canal passenger boat service is a planned water bus service that will operate on the Rangsit Canal in Pathum Thani Province. Rangsit Canal boat service has been in operation in March 2014. The 18-kilometre route will be served by 20 boats of 14 seats, and will operates 6:00am to 6:00pm.
The first project was launched in Rangsit Canal, running from Prachathipat School to Tesco Lotus Klong 8 with a distance of 18 km, in March last year.
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