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“go for a boat ride!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River
Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #20 of 220 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.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“go for a boat ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I took the longboat water taxi, and it was really a cool way to see the river and get a feel for Bangkok. super innexpensive, (I think it was like 15 baht) and it was much more interesting than a cab ride. I recommend it!

Visited November 2012
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“Cheap and cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Chao Phraya river is the artery that powers bangkok it's also a efficient and quite confusing form of mass transit. All of the stops on the river are marked with a number relating to their number of stops from the central pier. Whilst waiting you'll be approached by boats which look like river buses but are infact tour boats ignore them and look for the boats staffed by persons in bright orange shirts and communicate via shouting and whistling and more obviously bangkok residents onboard. Well worth trying and extremely cheap

Visited December 2012
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Metairie, Louisiana
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“Busy river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was amazed to see the traffic on the river from early morning to late. The river is a good way to travel especially if you are going to the Great Palace. The passenger boats are crowded but so interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Great way to sight see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Anytime you can get on local river transportation, it's a plus. I have loved doing this since Venice, Italy. Also as a transplanted Floridian overseas, it is great to be on the water. It's relaxing and you get to see so much and learn so much more of the culture. The river is full of traffic. . .large boats, small boats carrying fruits and vegetables, etc. The stops along the way afford you opportunities to get on and off to view the city. Cheap way to sight see. . .much better than a cab or tuk tuk driver, who may tend to overcharge you.

Visited November 2012
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“Dirtier then the Thames!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very dirty river. Yes... nice scenes but do you really want to get this water into your face.... Think about it

Visited May 2012
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