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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #17 of 259 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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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

nice temple and river along the river for just 150 baht you can enjoy unlimited boat ride. but some jetty the tourist boat does not stop u have to change boat to get across the river for 7 baht or along the rive for 15 baht.

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Shelly Beach, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Another little advertised day of inexpensive touring. Buy a Day ticket for the weekend tourist boat - information booklet & map included. There is a BTS station 5 mins walk from the dock and you can hop on and off at any of the stops up and down the river and have fairly easy access to many attractions. Be prepared... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The two hour river ride in a long tail boat is better than getting on the local ferry which is over crowded and noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the out of the ordinary sights of life by the canals and river.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The ferry system on the river is extremely easy to use. The blue flagged boats a for tourists, yellow for commuters and orange for everyone. We used the orange boats for 15bht per trip, whether you go one stop or up the whole river. Be aware though that not all boats stop at all piers and be quick when getting... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I explored Bangkok most from the Chao Phraya River as I stayed at The Peninsula Hotel as well. It is very fun!! A tip, be aware if you need to get the Yellow Flag Boat, the price is only 15 Thb, but they always try to be smart with tourist and charge 40 Thb instead. The 40 Thb is only... More

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you don't go there, you'll miss a major part of Bangkok and you wont understand this city at all. An absolute must-go. There are numerous ways to see chao phraya: with commuters boats (orange, blue or green lines), costing few bahts, private longtail taxi boats with absurd V8 engines and crazy prop shaft, refurb rice barges, mass-tourist boats (chao... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited in Dec-12. What a beautiful night it went on...u can saw Bangkok's famous buildings through Cruise. i highly recommend Cruise to couples! Buffet Dinner was also there also lady singing Indian songs was the highlight of the theme.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The hotels organize bus trips to the boats and there fore you are cared for. You can barter the price which we did.

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Bandar Seri Begawan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

To see Bangkok by river was very relaxing and comfortable. Many of the city's major attractions a located along and accessible by the river. We decided to use a guide and bought the Rice Barge Cruise (with round/return trip transfer from hotel to pier included) offered by Asia Web Direct for THB700 per person. It was a reasonable and worth... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I find it a great way to see different parts of bkk along the river. Just hop on a public boat that doesn't cost any pain. just follow the thai people and walk into their rich culture, thats the best part in travelling.

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