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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #19 of 268 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend droig one of the dinner cruises, the buffet is excellent and buffet on the river just taste that much better. Try to combine the river cruise with another attraction like Ayuthaya that way you take the bus to Ayuthaya and take the river down back to the city

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

nice view of the city from the river but riding in a water taxi a little bumpy. Bts is better as you can go in all different ways of Bangkok

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to see the river and the sites from the river. It was a little bumpy though due to all the boat traffic

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Rozelle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Just 150 Bht for an all day ticket to ride the boat along the busy Chao Phraya river. Stops at all the major tourist spots along the way. Good commentary provided too in English and Thai - boats run pretty regularly. Enjoyed our time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

actually it just a really ordinary river ( a bit dirty actually) but somehow the government of bangkok can make this river important for their residence and also for tourist. it is not mandatory to use this river to reach all the palace actually, but for tourist i think it worth to try to. they have 3 boat (correct me... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The boats are a very good way to move along areas near the river. Most stops have signs in English and Thai. We had a copy of the stops from wikitravel and found it very useful. It can get very crowded though. The locals were very forthcoming despite the language barrier. We found them guiding a lot of tourists who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went for a ride on a very nice Long Tail boat . We went up the main river then through some smaller canals and saw peoples homes and general river life / very fast and fun . Tip get a trip from one of the boat operators and Bargain them down

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is not a place I would go for a second time but the waterfront and pier are lovely to look at and a great variety of shops make it an interesting outing in bangkok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and follow the crowd walking toward the river. Watch out for high price tickets. Look for the best deal. You will see Temples, Hotels, Tourists from all over the world, Boats, Gold Wats and get a tour of the sights. Have fun and talk to people who have knowledge of the best places to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love the river crossing! The ferry boat ride is something I want to do it over again, and docking to the other side of the river for a lunch is so charming an idea.

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