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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers convenient...
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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beautiful view at night with wind, what a enjoyable trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you'd like to have a onshore perspective of the city, get in the boat and go from the first to the last pier. It can take for about 1h or so but it worth. You'll see the diference between poor and rich, living onshore and offshore, architecture, construction and building and so on. It never ends. Must pick up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Avoid the small boats that may look charming from a distance, but I found to be a big rip off. It's a very uncomfortable rough ride with the filthy river water splashing on you. Designated boat to boat shopping came as a surprise and the deal was I had to buy something b/c I had money and they needed it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I say that it's ok, because there are many places you can visit around Chao Phraya river. There are many markets and boat around it and it's the only river that goes through Bangkok. Issue is that this river is not that clean thou...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The speed boats travel at speed but each time they come to a pier its a chaos .Not properly marked nor advertised ... Looks like Thailand tourism doesnt encourage outsiders to go on their own .always wants local agents to make money .. No guide gave me Yodpiman or other malls on river front ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Take a long tailed beat down this amazing river, Explore the canals ...klongs....and see such a variety of homes along the banks. Visit the museum with the King's royal barges. You must take a camera with you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

beautiful view at night with wind, what a enjoyable trip!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Been here twice, once on a solo trip and then decided to take my family along. The river spans along many of Bangkok's tourist attraction. Get the all-round pass at the Sathorn Thaksin stop, this will take you all the way up river and back to where you started. You can choose which stops you would like to visit and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We took a private tail boat cruise to see the riverside living of the locals. You get to see sights of Bangkok that you wouldn't by car. Riverside shopping that locals do from food, fruit, clothing and small essentials. I recommend it if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Decided to just take a leisurely boat trip up the river, just to take in the sights and go with the local flow. Paid the 15 baht each for a one way ticket and you could go to the end of the line (which we did), or get off anywhere in between. Caught the BTS to Saphan Taksin and just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Skytrain BTS connects at Saphan Taksin ferry station where you can board the for 15 Baht for a long ride along the river. You can see life on the river and many attractions including the Grand Palace at the Tha Clang station. Also the Temple of Dawn at Tha Rachini (catch cross river ferry from here) and to Tha... More 

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