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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

Had 3 long boat rides on river, great experiences. First trip we took a “tourist” ferry to get to Reclining Buddha, great sites, organized and catered to tourists with announcements in English and very organized. Return trip we caught a local ferry that was about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 54robk
Reviewed 2 days ago

To see this river should be in your MUST-TO-DO list when in Bangkok. It is nice to experience riding in the Chao Phraya Express. You can see many luxurious 5-star hotels along this River and the Wat Arun temple can also be seen from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank midgegonzaga
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Bangkok and went onto this river boat towards the grand palace. It was real fun getting onto this boat which traveled along the river with many stops with clear anouncments. It was fun and a must do if you visit bangkok

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sylvesterw2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Center of life : tourist shuttles, ship convoys, floating markets, restaurants, small boats huge ships, longtails and evev rafts, a link between the two banks and a very intelligent use of the waters. Except you don't drink it...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vosges48
Reviewed 4 days ago

With a very low cost of THB15 you can take a boat enjoying the Chao Phraya River from the LRT train station, Saphan Taksin. When the afternoon is available a free boat is available to go to Icon Siam and Asiatique Malls. Many tourist attractions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank advokatjakarta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jump the long boat and ride. It’s a great way to taxi through downtown. The canal can be busy and a bit rough, but just do it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lively and active river, enormous and beautiful, although can be a little dirty in densely populated areas. Aesthetically pleasing. Winds everywhere, very humid environment. No admission price, great views from every angle, all over the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ramonvjr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best way to see all sides of Bangkok Whether taking a long boat or the hop on hop off its a must do Now that IconSiam is open its now more of a must do

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nicolleg504
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You have to be careful choosing where you pick the ride to the River cause all the “Tuk-Tuk” drivers want to take you to the “Floating Market” which is actually this River, If you share a Boat for 8 peso pls you can pay easily...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cruunchit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plastic plastic plastic everywhere you look. It’s so polluted, there actually nowhere you can look and not see straws and plastic bottles. Such a shame as it has the potential to be so beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
Tariq O
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.
Jennie M
January 31, 2018|
Response from TonyMac64 | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel should be able to book this for you, alternatively you can book this from one of the tour offices located just before you turn onto Khoasan Road. Make sure you use a tour office rather than from one of the many... More