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“Haven't REALLY been to BKK until you tour the Chao Phraya” 5 of 5 stars
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Chao Phraya River
Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #16 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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 attractions are easily accessible from various points along this waterway.
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“Haven't REALLY been to BKK until you tour the Chao Phraya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is truly a must see in BKK. It's crazy, it's stinky but it's just fantastic to explore the Chao Phraya river and its amazing canals. The river and canals are host to many Thai homes, both extremely poor and fancier ones. Enjoy its merchants, its traffic, stop by the Temple of Dawn, take IN Bangkok.

Visited November 2012
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“best way to enjoy bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

best way to enjoy bangkok if you have one or two days is take a river bus. it's not so hot and you can easily reach most of the best sites from the boat stops.

Visited January 2012
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“Night views excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Best to have an early dinner cruise to watch the sunset and night views. Prefered the show in Phuket as the Calypso show was not as impressive.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth A Boat Ride On THis Majestic River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Took a boat ride with fast boat on the river. Enjoy stop at snake farm and at some temples along the river route. Can bve a pleasant adventure.

Visited July 2012
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“rent a long tail boat for a river and canal cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Can't see the real Bangkok without getting on the water. We spent 3 hours on a long tail boat. Bring your camera and water as there are LOTS of photo ops, particularly in the canal area, and it is REALLY hot if you get stuck waiting in a lock!

Visited November 2012
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