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“A Lovely Serene Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River
Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #17 of 217 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.
Lucknow, India
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“A Lovely Serene Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The cruise over the Chhao Pharaya river is a delightfully serene experience with a gentle lull of the river along with all the other beautifully decorated cruises. The major buildings and landmarks of the Bangkok city floating before your eyes give a great experience.

Visited November 2012
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“Like any other river”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Its like any other river...if you want to do a cruise, sure youc an go there...but i guess if you are with family, then ther are better things to do

Visited September 2012
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“Love this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I could sit and watch the river all day.
Just great to hop on and off the public boats, the best way to travel between sites, avoids those hot streets and the touts trying to sell you things, but make sure you don't get drawn onto the trips, the public boats get you there, only 15 baht per journey, and there's probably a day / multi journey ticket. Highly recommended especially if your hotel is near the river.

Visited December 2012
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“Take a ferry to the temples”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The river feels like Venice, although more polluted. Worth a quick ferry ride to experience how Thai people used to travel around the city via waterways.

Visited November 2012
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“Too much pollution”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I would have enjoyed the river cruise but the pollution was extremely bad. We went out late in the afternoon so it may be much better earlier in the morning.

Visited November 2012
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