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Chao Phraya Express Boat

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a cheap and easy way to get around and see the activities on the river. Also, a good way to see the skyline of Bangkok. Grand hotels and ordinary people trying to make a living.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterMillarPretoria
Reviewed 5 days ago

Experience taking the Chao Phraya Express Boat going to different places of Interests around Bangkok, especially going to the Temples and to the Grand Palace. There are color coded boats you can choose from - Blue and Orange boats. Taking the Orange boat means lower...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank midgegonzaga
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Express boats are an excellent way to travel in this chaotic busy city. Fresh air, the whistles of the boat men, an ever changing shoreline - do it. Forget the "tourist" boat and go local.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dharmapitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get there after BTS Skytrain; best way to visit the Temples and Royal Palace. The river skyline, some large malls, best roof top bars of the city there. Th express boat service in BKK, a must.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlessandroAurex
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is best way to travel and cover the tourist spots for outsiders. The travel cost is low and one can avoid the city traffic! The task to reach the main Pier can be challenging if you are staying away. The boats are dated and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amolkanegaonkar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good and very cheap water transport to all attractive locations in bangkok. fast and interesting way to move. cool

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jupiduh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The river area is a bustling spot with lots of water taxis. We were in a group and had to wait for an hour for a boat before returning to our hotel. Still a great experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lloyd1738
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The blue one is for touring with narrator, so it is pricey. Orange flag boat the more popular that takes you to most tourist area. Keep in mind that the boat does not run after dark ( 6PM ?}

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JpnExr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orange boat costs only 15 baht. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the Sathorn to the Grand Palace.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kate T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely the best way to reach old town, but be careful there's a two boat platform. Go to bigger one (on your right side), and take boat with orange flag. The price is 15Baht. We made a mistake and first we went to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ivana K
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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is
Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During
the day, the main street and its small alleyways are
filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and
flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and
all-day markets. The real action, however, happens
after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and
tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from lynnette B | Reviewed this property |
My trip was included in a guided volunteer group. Don't have an answer however, you can contact them via email for a direct answer. I believe if you put their name in google and search Thailand specifically a web site... More
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that nighttime boating on the river is restricted for safety reasons, as many of the boats travel quite fast and also many do not have any lighting. In addition, it is hard for the poorer people, in their... More
August 22, 2018|
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Response from sandrabolinhas | Reviewed this property |
I use Thai regular people boat, it´s crowded, but cheap, fast...but is not good for older people and handicap. I dont have time in Bangkok to know better river transportation. I also use a klong boat to try to get to Grand... More
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