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Chao Phraya River

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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 0829696819-0818488737
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers convenient...

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.

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Phyra River passes thru'center of Bankok showing Right and Left side very good views of Tall buildings,temples and offcourse never forgetful Cruize which runs in the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
anishavlani
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Fresno, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Knowing that Bangkok is huge I was a little worried about getting lost. Staying on the river made it easy to navigate the city. Plus the boats and buildings are lit up at night making it beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Catching a river boat is a fun way to see the sity from the river and have a great vantage point. It's inexpensive, you can buy a day trip ticket for unlimited boardings and disembarking or single trip tickets depending on the type of day you have planned. Great way to make your way towards the Grand Palace, Chinatown, and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cruising along the river is great. Either in a long tail boat or any one of the many ferries. Much to see. Ferries can be crowded as many locals do use them. but are very cheap.

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Thank frewily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the Chao Phraya Express Ferry Boat from Kiak Kai pier to Tha Thien. Once in a lifetime experience! Going down the river lets you see Bangkok from another perspective. Also the wind in my hair and the spray on my face was amazing.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Phyra River passes thru'center of Bankok showing Right and Left side very good views of Tall buildings,temples and offcourse never forgetful Cruize which runs in the river.

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Thank anishavlani
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great way to travel Bangkok from the river! No traffic and you get very far for 13 Baht....it is less crowded in thr morning.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This boatrides along Chaopraya is not so good. River is dirty and there is no nice stops, like u might expect. For example som nice restaurants along the way, information is poor also. Where to embark, what is the fee? Etc.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chao Phraya river allows a good overview of many of Bangkok's attractions. The tourist express hop on hop off is the closest to its bus equivalent in other cities

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

get your tickets from the pier alongside many of the hop on hop off stops along the river, buy a full days pass for about £3 it's great value. stops at many of the main sights where you can get off and visit, then back on the boat to go to the next one.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a fast boat, passes through the small cannals of the river, go to places to see shows like the "cobra show" see a man dealing with nagas bare handed, a zoo and the way people in Bangcoc uses the river as public transport and also as a blessed resource.

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Staying in Chinatown / Yaowarat

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.