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Chao Phraya River

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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 871098873
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This scenic river, flowing through the heart of Bangkok, offers convenient...

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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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise

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Don't drink the water!!

No, it's not the "Venice of the East". That's foolish poppycock from travel agents. The Chao Phraya river is muddy, dirty and ceaselessly churning. It's a great idea to rent a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent more than 30min to go from Wat Pho to The asiatique. However we didn't feel time because there are many different views when you are inside : modern building and traditiinal temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No, it's not the "Venice of the East". That's foolish poppycock from travel agents. The Chao Phraya river is muddy, dirty and ceaselessly churning. It's a great idea to rent a longtail boat for 1000 Baht for an hour trip through the canals and back. I loved this trip, not because it is visually pretty (it's not) but because it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a boat ride accross the river which cost like 6 pence per person. There are many tours, always ask for the Thai price of any longer tours as they usually knock a third off. Always barter as quite expensive otherwise (for the tours, not the crossing!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like many river cites arond the world the Chao Phraya River both defines and divides Bangkok. Along the river is a vast array of colours and excitememt. New and modern buildings are juxtaposed with traditional or culturally meaningful buildings, both comfortably sitting next to each other. The activity along the river banks cover every angle you could be looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice cruise dinner we had... it was lovely and very lavish. We enjoyed a lot and will be memorable for us as always

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The heart of old Bangkok and the best way to get to many of the major tourist attractions.. Take the express boat but be sure to take the orange flag local boat favored by the locals and avoid the tourist boat. The fare is only 14 Bhat compared to 40 Bhat or a day pass for 150 Bhatt. They go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every grate coty has a good river in its hart. They were the highways of the past and tourism best asset today. Grate to get around in and on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To take time out from Bangkok's hustle and bustle and the heat/humidity, take one of the water taxis that run frequently along the river and take in all the smells and sites of the river from the small canals to the main river. You will see everyday life without feeling the pressure of the main roads and areas of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chao phraya river is best to visit in night to check out the lights and decor around the city...you get a free boat ride to asiatouqe river front which is again a place for shopping live music and good food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You may go on a tourist boat and that will have the advantages of a commentary about the sights and you will know where to get on and get off. However, I recommend taking the public ferries. Unless you speak and read Thai you will have only a hazy idea of where you are especially if you're like me who... More 

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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 on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.