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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #18 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
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Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers convenient boat transportation and sightseeing cruises since many of the major city... more » Owner description: This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers convenient boat transportation and sightseeing cruises since many of the major city attractions are easily accessible from various points along this waterway. « less
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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The variety of food on the buffet table was good but needed labelling in some of them. The serving dishes needed to be topped up more frequently. The long queue reduced my appetite. Overall it was very good but room for improvement.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Chao Phraya River is like most rivers that flows through big cities. My first introduction to the River of Kings was a few years back when I competed in the Bangkok Triathlon - the swim was 1.8 km downstream. Amazingly the water was clear, unpolluted and in a perfect temperature to swim in. Subsequently I have seen parts of... More

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Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A Thai friend of ours recommended a gentleman that would take us on a private (just the two of us) trip around the tributaries and side khlongs of Bangkok to see the houses and wats that the regular trips do not see. As I write this I cannot remember the gentleman's name but he was a fantastic, lovely old man... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I used this a lot when i had to go to Bangkok for travelling. From Siriraj Hospital Pier (wanglang) Pier to Sathorn Pier took only at least 15-20 minutes and you can take the BTS Sky Train to the town. Easier than taking taxi or public bus. Along the way, you will see the very nice and beautiful things such... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Taking a river taxi along the Chao Phraya river is a wonderful way to get around Bangkok and see some of the ways people live. It avoids all the traffic especially if protesters are leading to road blockages. It's also a cheap alternative to taxi's. The river taxi's are marked with different coloured flags which denote which stops they make... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Take the boat up the river to the floating market. See Thai people living in their homes and also other boats will come along side you to sell clothing , souvenirs, and food and drinks. A must see for the tourists.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

No matter where you are in Bangkok, take a metered taxi to Khao San Road, its a great day out or can be done at night too. The metered taxi from say Sukhumvit Terminal 21 shouldn't cost you more than 120-130 baht ($4.50). Get off at the start off Khao San Rd and walk through the street, it has many... More

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly deep, with huge shoals of catfish, longtail taxis, and local ferries (the best transport option including 2 - 3 hours for next to nothing). Not particularly photogenic especially since many of the local wooden stilt houses have been replaced by hideous up market hotels. Lots of pretend chinese junks, some operating as floating restaurants.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Prices vary a lot in Bangkok and the ferry service escapes all the problems,you pay with small change,it is incredibly cheap. Get yourself organised with a simple map available dockside and match it with your travel map and find easy short-cuts up and down town and cut out trafficjams that are quite prevalent in BKK. Might take a while to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We ride one of the many ferries that ply the river mostly as a means of transportation from one point to another. There are so many interesting destinations along the way. I am always fascinated by the structures along the shoreline and while not a tourist I behave like one once on board. I always take photos. You will have... More

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