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Chao Phraya River

Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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 attractions are easily accessible from various points along this waterway.
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

Used the River Taxi to get to and from seeing the Reclining Budda. Seemed to be very organised with a ticket desk at Sathorn... but a little more chaotic further down river. We just paid the 40 baht for single journeys but you can get a day ticket with unlimited stops for 150 baht. It was great experience travelling down... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

The Chao Phraya river is very special and is highly recommended as a mean of transport to the Old Bangkok and Chinatown. It is also a good idea to do a dinner river cruise catered by one of the leading riverside hotels such as the Anantara, the Oriental or Shangri-La.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

After the wedding ceremony some of us caught the ferry to the shops and returned to tour the markets, prior to the wedding reception on a river cruise. What a pleasant enjoyable entertaining night that was. The host a former chef organised the food and drink selection which was an absolute feast. The boat had great character. It was highly... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Make sure you take a long til boat while visiting this river in Bangkok...or at least find a spot ...at the Peninsula Hotel or the Mandarin Oriental?? while having a lunch to view it upclose...another way to enjoy the river is to take their small guest boat across the river from one side to the other...both hotels and the Shangri-La... More 

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Cruising the Chao Phraya River by the Express River Ferry is the ONLY way to get to the Bangkok Big 3: Temples of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Dawn (Wat Arun). You avoid all the car traffic and get an excellent, overview of Bangkok life along the river. Don't take the "tourist" ferry (overpriced, uber-crowded).... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best ways to see Bangkok is taking a tourist river ferry or local ferry up and down the Chao Phraya River. You can buy an all day tourist ticket for 150 Baht or pay for local trips. There are numerous piers along the river where you can hop on and off the ferry to enjoy the sights... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Grab a water taxi, a cheap and easy way to get to the city orfrom the city to the palace and Wat Arun, also the cool breeze helps.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Buy an all day tourist ticket for 150 baht or just jump on a 15 baht local ferry. Either way your boat will be crowded as you take in the sights on this wonderful river. Try to get on early and grab a seat to avoid the pushing and shoving, and also to get the best photos. Wherever you go... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Our hotel is on the river and the little boat that takes you to Central Pier is fabulous. The boats to all the places of I Teresa are crammed full of sightseers and locals alike, hot, sweaty great fun

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Bern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

You don`t need to take a tour or privat Boat to explore the Riverbanks. Just take the EB for 15B one way and travel as far as to the end of the line. The orange Flag has the longest route. Very recommended

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