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Chinatown by boat

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Aussie
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Chinatown by boat

ok need some insider knowledge here....We have caught the boat from the peir near the Big C near Pratunum to Bobae market.....I was wondering if we stayed on it and got off further down the line does it go to Chinatown or close to it?

Any advice appreciated.......3 more sleeps

cheers

Karin

Bangkok, Thailand
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1. Re: Chinatown by boat

It goes one more stop, near Wat Saket, "The Golden Mount": http://goo.gl/maps/9hl76

This might be considered the far northern reaches of Chinatown, but so would be Bobae.

Bangkok, Thailand
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2. Re: Chinatown by boat

If you do not insist on getting to Chinatown with the Saen Saeb canal boat, you can take the BTS train to Saphan Taksin station and catch any of the Chao Phraya express boats from Central pier to Rachawongse pier (N5). You will be 500 meters away from Yaowarat Road.

Saudi Arabia
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for Kanchanaburi
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3. Re: Chinatown by boat

Hi,

Good advice given in the post above. The link below provides a map which may be of use for getting to Chinatown by Skytrain & Riverboat:

bts.co.th/customer/en/02-route-current.aspx

Singapore
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4. Re: Chinatown by boat

Just board the A/C Bus 73,infront of Aroma Hotel Bus Stop and u can travel to the heart of Chinatown.

Chok Dee

Bangkok, Thailand
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5. Re: Chinatown by boat

Aroma hotel, or do you mean ArNoma Hotel?

How long can you expect the trip to take by bus? BTS & boat is a rather roundabout route, but my understanding is that traffic is really bad in Chinatown area so that taxis are unwilling to go there. A bus hardly can get ahead better than a taxi.

Bangkok, Thailand
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6. Re: Chinatown by boat

Karin

Where will you be staying?

Alan

Aussie
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7. Re: Chinatown by boat

so many good replies a big thank you to all........we stay at the Baiyoke Suites in Pratunum and have caught the skytrain and caught boat before but was a few years ago...

We usually get a tuk tuk but as you can imagine they always say its a long way and then end up dropping us off in Chinatown but never near the markets and it takes us ages to figure out where we are......

so was thinking if we caught that boat and got closer then we could get a tuk tuk from last stop?

Aussie
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8. Re: Chinatown by boat

thats a great map October6 , do have maps and also boat map but all packed as we fly out tomorrow

Bangkok, Thailand
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9. Re: Chinatown by boat

If you go across Ratchaprarop Road from your hotel you will see a bus stop. Get the 204 bus from there. It terminates next to Ratchawongse pier, which is in the heart of Chinatown. To come back just wait outside the pier for the next 204. It's that simple.

Alan

10. Re: Chinatown by boat

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