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Chao Phraya River

Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #20 of 272 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are ways to go up the river....I lived In Bangkok one year and the best is river taxi and also the cheapest...get on Saphin Taksin off BTS and ride to Chinatown...you can get off along the way of course at the many stops..don't waste your time with about boat...now of course if you like you can charter a long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The view of Bangkok riversides was beautiful and very exiting.The food is really tasty and nice.I love it.

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Maitland, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful night it was. Great seeing the temples of a night and all the city lights. Food was plentiful and enjoyable music was great and so was the dancing . A must do in Bangkok.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the quaint little ferry boats bobbing from side to side, and the stormy clouds above the high rises.. The river allows for some stunning landscapes that are very rare in the city of Bangkok due to the density of the buildings. The only drawback is that it can be a little tricker to reach the lovely parts of... More

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Home Counties
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have a view of the river from our hotel and there's lots going on. Everything from small ferry's crossing from one side to the other to tugs towing 3 or 4 barges. At night there are many dinner/disco boats which are brightly lit. We took a trip down the river from our hotel just as it... More

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NewEngland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you want to visit AsiaTique or the hotels across the water. Easy access by Train. Fun place to watch the locals and tourists also.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Taking a ride down the river is a different and you see a lot of things that you miss from the road side. It's the quickest way to get from place to place. We went on 4 different boat rides to see various places Wat Arun, Wat Po and the Grand Palace. Well worth taking a ride, the prices are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Cruise dinner usually takes 1 hour. there are 2 step deck on the cruise. try to get the upper level. the food was so so. avoid seafood if you have allergy some of them just not that fresh. if you fill just so so experience on the cruise u may need to try bars once the cruise finished.

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Ankara, Turkey
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

nice opportunutiy to see bangkok from another way you can go by long tail or by another boats for long tail do not forget to negotiate

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a boat tour I took through the hotel (Westin). I was picked up and dropped off back to the lobby. I took this tour on a Sunday and truly enjoyed it. We were a smallish group and was on a boat that went through the canals. The tour guide gave us the history and information about the locals... More

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