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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #21 of 270 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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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya is a major transportation artery for a vast network of river buses, cross-river ferries and water taxis, also known as longtails. More than 15 boat lines operate on the rivers and canals of the city, including commuter lines. It is cheap and convenient to use the riverboats to get around and at the same time... More

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

Brilliant lights and view from the ferry as we cruise along at night. Breath taking and relaxing, except for the noise from the ferry.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went on a night time river cruise... having only 3 days in Bangkok everything was rushed but I'm glad we did this, as It was a brilliant cruise. Seeing the city at night from the river was beautiful.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Bangkok could have taken great advantage of this impressive river. Instead over the years the city used it as a Grand Sewage. Pity!

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Take a leisurely cruise along the river using the local boats and get off at the fascinating tourist sites like Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the Royal Palace. It is just a few pence for any length of journey, no need to buy the tourist day ticket as that is overpriced. Just pay the ticket person on the boat and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Good boat in evening at river in Bangkok. Very Nice buffee for romantic People as travel together Good prices...and cheap

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

very long river and it is the main important one for bangkok, full of histories and culture. try boat trip and stop at wat Arun was very beautiful

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Despite my anxiety about being on the water - not good for me - this was very interesting. Ferry across to then board the long boat - well, that was an adventure to get on and off! Ride along the canals is quite an eye opener. Stopped at a war on the way and bought bread to feed the huge... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The river is very dirty. There are many boats all the time crossing the river because there are many ports along the river. It is very dirty, with garbage and a lot of plants.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Went to the river once more to do some sightseeing but it seem the city is not improving the condition if the river, dirty and smelly in many areas where the ferry stops

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