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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #18 of 266 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the boat trip round the Chao Phraya river. The people stay in their homes round the river and sell foods. Enjoyable and memorable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We loved cruising down the river. A nice way to cool down a bit & get a view of the city from a different perspective. I would say this is a must do in BKK. Great fun!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

After smelling all the fumes from the tuck tucks one must try out the boat alternative. We got around by boat and took in the sights. We jumped on and off very easily and found it more scenic.

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Houston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We took the river cruise with lunch and it was great. Huge variety of food and efficiently catered. The narrative was great to sit and listen to as you leisurely take in the sights.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was travelled to Bangkok on 15 July to 22 July 2014. It's was an exciting and memorable 2 hours long evening cruising and dining along the Chaophraya River. The buffet dinner is served with the live band musical. I felt so relax and enjoy the surrounding while the cruising along Chaophraya river pass such as Rama I bridge (Memorial... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There is something quite relaxing about the river cruise. I love being on the move with the wind in my hair, especially in hot and humid bangkok. Its quite long so it really feels relaxing and you can get on and off and see the temples. Best way to do it really.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While the river is surely impressive to see but the smell and dirt that comes with it is a then off to even travel around the area we wonder how people feel that stay at any of the luxury hotels around here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I could sit & watch the ferries going in & out of the Taksin Pier all day long. The amount of other traffic on this river is amazing, it's a great way to visit several tourist attractions.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

definitely ride on the long tails up and down the river -- go into the back waterways and feed the fish by the temples. Note: there are more than one place to feed the fish, so don't worry!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You have to do it, it will take you to the heart of the water transit system and through the lock system, there are many stops of interest along the way. We took a half day tour it was amazing.

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