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Chao Phraya River

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Address: Bangkok 10120, 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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Chao Phraya River @ Saphan Taksin

Chao Phraya River's sunset has to be one of the most romantic scenes in Bangkok. Recommend you travel by BTS to Saphan Taksin Station during late afternoon and take a Free... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The river through the city. Many star hotels are lined up in the bank of the river. Many Buddha temples and tourist attractions are along the river. A place take the pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the BTS skitrain to the end of the line and there was a short walk to the river where you book your boat trip. I would advise doing some home work on were you would like to go, the trip varies in price depending on were you are going the tour guide does let you know about all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chao Phraya River's sunset has to be one of the most romantic scenes in Bangkok. Recommend you travel by BTS to Saphan Taksin Station during late afternoon and take a Free Shuttle Boat ride to Asiatique the Riverfront. While watching the Chao Phraya River's sunset, you can then enjoy a French or local Thai Cuisine of your choice and do... More 

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Beware of vendors trying to con tourists in to paying too much for a boat ride. We took a trip in a long boat down the Chao Phraya River, was fun but we perhaps paid too much for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it runs through the city. Many star hotels are lined up in the bank of the river. Many Buddha temples and tourist attractions are accessible through the water taxi service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chao Phraya is a frantically busy trade route for the many barges moving product up and down the river. Taking one of the long and narrow powered boats towards the mouth from the Peninsula Hotel was a great way to see parts of Bangkok which would be impossible from a car - from the amazing majestic provate homes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you thought drivers in Thailand were manic then take a trip down the river:) Seriously though if you hire a long boat they will take you down the canals were you can see a glimpse into how river people live:) kiddies playing and fishing, some very poor areas then some mega wealthy ones - I would say this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

amazing way to experience bangkok more like a local. even when it is a big adventure you see so many things around the river. i can higly recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take the canal taxi back from the local pier. We found the pier via Google maps and then checked where the closest one was to our destination. Getting onto the river taxi for the first time is a little scarey, but the boat workers ensure that you are safe and will even assist you in getting on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Similar to most rivers running thru a major city, you would think twice before taking a dip. But the distinct lack of the typical canal smell is a welcome change. Along the river are several touristy establishments which is perfect for a romantic dinner al fresco with the ancient temples of bangkok back lit by the abient city lighting. Overall... More 

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Staying in Chinatown / Yaowarat

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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.