A boat ride on the Chao Phraya is a mandatory Bangkok tourist activity for a reason. It's a great way to get a glimpse river culture that most of us have no exposure to.
I road the boats several times and they are fine for getting to the temples and the Grand Palace. There are always lots of other boats on the river and some drivers like to show off with sprays from their propellers.
It is always pleasant to cruise down the Chao Phraya River. There are a million operator of night cruises, the view is always lovely, however beware that the food they served. It is pretty much the same - horrible. So the best way to enjoy the river is to take an early morning tourist boat ride at Saphan Taksin around... More
Chao Phraya River lets you the see this amazing city in a very beautiful perspective. This river lets you see some of the attractions, temples, bridges which are located close to the river. Also taking a boat on this river can help you reach your destination much faster as compared to the roads. As a tourist you must take a... More
Since it my first visit to Bangkok i set my expectation for this river quite high considering how famous this river is.. I had planned my second day to visit grand palace by rent a boat to cross the river.. In my way there i had bumped into a random thailand guy who said the grand palace was closed until... More
Express ferry or as we called it - the cattle boat A 30 pence, packed tight woosh along the busiest section of river you are likely to come across - just do it.
If you love the metropolitan face of Bangkok, then try cruise along Chao Phraya river. It caters both the economic one as well as classy one. But the experience was amazing, where we could see the other face of Bangkok
If you want to hire a river boat from the Chang Pier (beside the Emerald Buddha Temple - Grand Palace - Wat Pho), DO NOT use the vendor which is the first on the left as you walk into the boat rental area. Our group complained of the following: The boats were worn out and in poor mechanical condition, the... More
Traveling by boat is cheap, fast and pleasant: if you can get to your destination by boat, go for that option.
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