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Tours and Tickets by Chao Phraya Express Boat
Benefit from an evening tour of Bangkok’s Chinatown district to discover the great street food and other highlights of this lively neighborhood. Your guide takes you by ferry on the Chao Phraya River to the flower market, with views of majestic temples along the way. Have dinner of typical Thai dishes from street stalls in Chinatown, explore Khao San and Rambuttri Roads, then relax with a foot massage.
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JP1946 wrote a review Mar 2020
25 contributions45 helpful votes
The views of Bangkok from the river boats on the Chao Phraya river are THE hidden secret of Bangkok, as well as being the cheapest, speediest and most fun way of getting about the city to the main historic attractions. While the rest of my group took the obligatory trip to the bridge on the River Kwai, I opted to take the Chao Phraya Express to explore Bangkok fromthe water - and it was worth every penny of the 15 Bhat that it cost me!... From the pier at Tha Sathorn you can take the boat right up to the Rama VIII bridge and beyond if you wish. You get to see places such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, the old Customs House, Portuguese Embassy, and various big-name hotels private piers etc along the way. The trip is a lot quicker than you would expect looking at a conventional map. You should plan your route/stops in advance, as the boat does not linger at the piers, and does not stop at all them either. There are two types of boat: the express boats - designated by green or yellow flags - which stop at just a few selected piers; and the slower boats - designated by orange flags - which stop at all piers. However, if you miss your stop, it is no problem as you go the next nearest one. Tthe boats also run very frequently up and down river all the time. It's a great fun day out - especially if it's hot (it was 34 degrees!) - as there is a lovely cooling breeze off the water.!
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Sumith D wrote a review Mar 2020
Ernakulam, India634 contributions261 helpful votes
This is one of Bangkok's hidden must do experiences. Helps you get from Point A to B in the quickest of time. If you are a tourist do it in the early evening when the buildings light up. It can also get very busy with locals. But the scenes and experiences are wonderful. Can get a bit rough at times but the crew can manage well.
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Date of experience: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
theharrogatelady wrote a review Feb 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom1606 contributions663 helpful votes
A great way to see the river in Bangkok. It’s so cheap and will give you an efficient way to visit the temples and the Grand Palace. The ticket costs 20 baht a very cheap ticket but prepared for brusk service and lots of shouting at the crowd by the staff.
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Madame Dahlia wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
I had a great time on this boat ride. It was affordable and very enjoyable. There are many foreigners and locals going from place to place. Some of the destinations include Wat Pho, the flower market, the grand palace and more. There are many different sights and buildings to see along the way such as tall modern buildings, interesting boats, temples, a beautiful bridge, and houses. This is a really good thing to do as a family and with children although maybe not for seasick and motion sick prone people as it can get quite bumpy. Overall a fun experience and an alternative way to get around Bangkok.
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Date of experience: March 2019
2 Helpful votes
Suraj Nayak wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangalore District, India133 contributions79 helpful votes
This is a great way to travel across multiple destinations across bangkok. The ferries are inexpensive and the ride is wonderful. This also a good way to experience Bangkok like a local.
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Date of experience: April 2019
2 Helpful votes