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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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As featured in Bangkok for young kids
Ranked #18 of 238 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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Tangerang, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We went to Asiatique with boat/ferry. The river was clean, and there's a lot of lighting building throughout the river

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

You must try experience. Bring your sun glasses on the day. Bring your scarf on the night its kinda windy.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We took a trip with 40bath each to get ourselve to Wat Pho and Grand Palace. And because we were too excited, we even took private small boat through Old Bangkok canals, a bit pricey 1500bath - 2 person - 1 boat. But hey worth spending when you were travelling, lol. We were in farm fish, gives fishes some bread... More

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Cotia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you go to. Bangkok you must take a boat and see the city from the river. Day or night. What i do is to visit the main temples and the. Grand palace by boat. It cost you $30 an hour for a private boat, you get out of traffic (that is chaotic in. Bangkok) and the experience is unique!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We did a river cruise and it was a lot of fun - Wat Arun looks lovely at night, and so does the suspension bridge

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We booked an afternoon river cruise at our hotel travel desk since we had the afternoon free till our flight back home. So glad we did as it was very enjoyable indeed! The boats were spacious and not crowded and a guide was provided to explain the major landmarks along the way. Great way to click some photos from the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I live in Bangkok and never tire of a trip on the river. It is handy for reaching riverside spots such as Khao San Road and the Grand Palace. The service is frequent and cheap. It is also cool often with a breeze. You can also visit some other places of interest such as the area around the hopsital which... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

You can't beat river travel & Chao Phraya doesn't disappoint. You can catch an orange flagged ferry for 15 baht to any stop on the river wether it be one stop or 20 one way & 15 baht return.... Cheap and the fare collectors ( usually ladies) look after you letting you know where to get off if you are... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip on the river so much we did it twice! Went with different tours each time and saw different things. Very restful way to see so much activity and daily life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Inexpensive to go on a boat ride lovely atmosphere and great to get away from the hectic traffic in Bangkok.

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