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Chao Phraya River

Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 425 things to do in Bangkok
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi to sathorn pier, get the Local' boat to pier 9 - Tha Chang. If you take the tourist boat it costs you 150 baht. Take the local boat (orange flag on top) for 15 baht. Same ride but heaps cheaper! We took the boat to see the great palace and back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

From Wat Arun, take a ferry to go around the river. They also have river tours where you can dine in a moving boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Save yourself some money and hassle - do your own river tour. Go to Saphan Taksin station on overland rail (BTS). Get public ferry for only 15 baht (30 pence). Sit on ferry for as long as you like and take in the stunning scenery. Do it twice - once up river and once down river. Take a map &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best enjoyed in the evening, the river is a mean of transport for the locals. We visited Asiatique the Riverfront Mall via the free shuttle boatride. The ferry services end at 8pm, so do plan your trip earlier.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Chao Phraya River flows across the city of Bangkok. We had booked a whole boat for the cruise as we were in a group booking. Nice staff and entertainment. We got to see some of the monuments of Bangkok whilst in the Cruise. Must See...superb atmosphere and excellent experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I always take friends new to Bangkok on a swallow-tail boat tour of the canals (klongs) that are off the Chao Phraya River. This time my wife and I did it again - more than ten years after our first swallow-tail boat ride together and (yikes) almost 30 years after my first! It is the best way to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

You have everything here culture shopping Great food and lovely drinks. From oriental mandarin to viva viva and the bars in Chinatown so much to see and do eat and drink

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Bangkok, make sure you take time to go on the river. You can take a water bus from any of the piers for a few baht and cruise down the river and back seeing the temples and the Kings Palace and then on towards the beautiful riverside boutique hotels. When you have done it during the day -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The high speed boat ride on the river Chao Phraya was a surpise ride for us, since we had not planned it. Our plan was to go to tiger park, but we realised that we did not have enough time for that since it was 3-4 hrs drive one way and we had to catch a flight back to India.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Looking out at the river from the Peninsula hotel was a delight - actually going on the river is highly recommended - the hotel set up a great boat-taxi ride, where you can see and buy as you travel!

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