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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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A boats galore @ Phraya river

We (me and my wife) had gone to phraya river to catch a boat and visit few of the temples on its way. The river is good , but needs a bit of cleaning. Beautiful sight as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Praveen N
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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I worked with Thailand for so many years but I never really realized that it had such a wonderful river. Now with the Skytrain serving the river area I could stay in a beautiful condo just facing the river and it was the best experience I had for years. Fat transportation.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We (me and my wife) had gone to phraya river to catch a boat and visit few of the temples on its way. The river is good , but needs a bit of cleaning. Beautiful sight as you travel through the boat. Very cost effective.

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Samokov, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Although the river was very dirty the Asiatic market was the best! The boats are very interesting and the river canals must be visited! The temples next to the river are a must see!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is so much fun to travel up and down the Chao Praya river in any form of boat - you just have to do it. The river is absolutely buzzing with life - brilliant.

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Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Fascinating. An ever changing view of the old and new Bangkok. There were derelict shacks to the waters edge. A backdrop was the modern high-rise city buildings. Be warned about the boat on which we traveled. - Boarding was quite difficult. The roof was too low and caught many heads. Leg room was also at a premium. In summary, the... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very convenient for the sky train and a trip up river costs about 20 - 40 THB. Stops at Wat Pho and The Golden Palace as well as Khao San Road. Great views of barges buildings and long tailed boats. Cruise with dinner I am told is worth doing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the long wooden boat for 4 people and it was very good but costly, but the ride is very good we saw waterways which goes through the city, you will find some vedors selling the stuff on boats on the waterways but please bargain if you wish to buy anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Get on one of the long boats that have the truck V8 engine and long prop shaft hanging over the back and hang on. Had several loverly dinner cruises along this river. Food and service on all was amazing, with plenty to eat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly recommend taking the local ferries up and down the river. You pass many sites, temples, hotels and Bangkok life. Large ferries wind their way along the river hauling sand or rice and are like slow dinosaurs. You can get on and off the ferries anywhere and experience something new. They are very cheap, and you can buy the tickets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

dirty water good for travel around the river, thar is boat evrey few minuts so you could get to the bts saphan taksin station in from thare continue, you could get with bot to china town, the grand palace, kaho san road, and a lot of other araes, thar is a lot of travel agents how will offer you a... More 

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