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Chao Phraya River

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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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780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 87 109 8873
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are many cruise boats on the Chao Praya, but far cheaper is the regular express boat service used by local commuters. It's reasonably comfortable and you get to see exactly the same scenery. Each trip, no matter the length, costs just 15 baht. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JindyJohn
Reviewed yesterday

Chao Phraya is the main river that crosses the Thai capital, exiting at the Gulf of Thailand. My friend and I took a cruise along this river from Ayutthaya, the second ancient capital of Thailand (after Sukhothai). It lasted for about three hours. The scenery...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed yesterday

Boarding at the pier was somewhat chaotic due to a huge volume of people and multiple dinner cruise boats boarding, two at a time. There was no line, and we weren't sure when it was our turn to board. The buffet dinner onboard was also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NasokDave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A return boat ride from Saphan Taksin Pier (next to BTS station with the same name) is a scenic option to reach the Grand Palace as well as Wat Arun Temple while enjoying the view from the river and avoiding to be stuck in traffic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 326bambangl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were really looking forward to our sampan ride on the river. Getting onboard was a bit of a problem since we had to squat down, bend over, extend one leg into the boat and step down on a seat and then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richloft
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boats of all sizes scuttling in all directions make this a river to remember. Huge barges carrying rice to the coast co-exist with crowded ferries and pleasure boats of many types mostly carrying tourists. If there are rules of passage the only obvious one is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Conqueror17
Reviewed 3 days ago

The sunset cruise across the river gives a wonderful and different perspective of the Bangkok skyline. Its always crowded so better get the cruise booked in advance.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a very nice experience for me & family to have a dinner on cruise along Chao Phraya River. Variety of foods and entertainment on board. A good option we recommend. We traveled back in Jun 2017.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ajith28jul
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Head to Sapan Taksin BTS and go to the exit near the front of the train. It's maybe a 50 or so metre walk to the pier where all manner of boats dock. Tour, river bus and the free ferry to Icon Siam shopping centre....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank terryn462
Reviewed 5 days ago

Try the dinner cruise in Chao Phraya River, is the most fantastic experience. Also you can try the normal boat for passengers to go to Asiatic which is another place worth seeing. You can also hire solo boat with powerful engine to enjoy the river...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 12, 2019|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Hi "Regalgranny": There are many options available--- and "ranking" them depends very much on what suits your particular interests the very best!! What I usually do is review: a. TripAdvisor and the Reviews, and b... More
August 3, 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River costs around 990 THB. You can book online or through your Travel agent, at the Hotel where you are going to stay. It may increase to around 1200 THB when they arrange to pick from the... More
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Both local and tourist boats are not friendly strollers. You may go for a private boat so that you have sufficient time to hop on and off the boat.