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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #17 of 262 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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Cohuna, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

What a way to get around Boats galore and amazing to see Took along boat and laughed the whole way even when our driver stopped to do some repair work to the boat (welding the exhaust on ) Watching the boats shifting dirt etc was unbelivable and a great photo oppertunity . To sum it up best way to get... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

something memorable for us my husband and me...the place remind us of the cruise we did 40 years ago....

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Chao Phraya River provides Bangkok with a different type of transportation other than taxis. You can use the river taxis to take you to many destinations around the Chao Phraya River. Also Chao Phraya River cruises are a nice way for a nice dinner in Bangkok

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

took the bts to sathorn bridge to take the boat to the wat phra temple .done this trip years ago .although the boat is very packed .its a lovely experience to remember.you can hop off/on at different locations along the river .and we took the boat to wat phra .plenty to see along the river with a guided speech of... More

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Norge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An inexpensive way to get around. And using this transportation method provides an excellent view of temples and other sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Though it may seem a bit touristy, after doing it I think a river tour is a must. You see the city from a completely different angle. You can access a number of interesting attractions straight off the river. And this is the only way to see the canals and experience the reality of life there.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Chao Phraya river is a busy waterway running through the heart of Bangkok. On our first visit to the city on leg one of a round the world trip we treated ourselves to a five star hotel over-looking the river - a last little bit of luxury before the back-packing ahead. From our high balcony the river is a... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This river is the main river in BANGKOK and crosses the city. Unfortunately, it is not kept clean, people throw all kind of garbage in it. There is a very nice curiosity in this river: sacred fish people feed and do not catch. You may see this at pier 14 and also other piers. You see parents giving bread to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

fascinating to watch the ships' captains manage the fast flowing river. Heavy traffic from tugs pulling huge barges to local ferries, visitor ferries and the local private craft powered by huge four and six cylinder engines sitting in the open air in the stern of each boat. They really travel fast. Good view of the city as you cruise past... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are important temples along this river. A newer night market, Asiatique has just started as well. By taking the Chao Phraya Express Boat (Ferry) at Saphan Taksin BTS station, you can visit all the major temples along this river especially The Grand Palave and Wat Phra Keaw, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

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