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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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$60*
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Bangkok: Grand Pearl Dinner Cruise including Transfers
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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok

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Romantic Boat Cruise

This was a decent place to go on a dinner cruise with someone special if you like the romantic scenery in the night. Buffet was decent and the view is pretty with the lit temples.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a decent place to go on a dinner cruise with someone special if you like the romantic scenery in the night. Buffet was decent and the view is pretty with the lit temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much is along this river that it is inevitable you will cross it. The gondolas by the hotels are great but take one down the river and enjoy the small canals and see the real life. Having a guide is safer as the routes can be quite tight in areas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the river cruise from downstream to upstream. Lots of tourists like me, be prepared to be patient. Also a cheap way to get to the Grand Palace n the surrounding temples.

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Thank KaedeTseng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We finally figured out how to use the boats on the Chao Phraya to get around town and boy was it a blast! I highly recommend taking the boats over tuk-tuks as it is such a fun experience, and quite cheap. We did not take the tourist boats, so I cannot comment on those, but the regular boats were so... More 

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Thank Eric J
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rating a whole river is tough. There are many activities around the river. You can visit Asitique Riverside. A nice pleasant place that will remind you of a small European town where you can have a drink or two by the river. You can also take a river cruise which i think is a bit overrated. Finally the river is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do take note which direction the boat is heading, a wrong direction will cause up to a good 30mins wait for the next 1 heading up. And loads of tourist from Mainland China squeezing onto the small floating platform, aint doing any good with the fast speed boats creating waves. It is another alternative route to visit the temples, such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a Rice Barge and canal tour and enjoyed the experience to see. The guide explained everything along the way and we got to see a canal and how Thai people live alongside the River. Unlimited fruits and soft drinks plus local whisky were provided.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought the tourist hop on/hop off ticket which might not have been worth it since it comes so rarely that it's not a convenient hop on or hop off. However, it was great to see the city from the water and although you could barely hear the tour operator, the guidebook showed what you were looking at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends were in transit in Bangkok for twelve hours and asked to meet up for a meal. They had never previously been to Bangkok and I wanted them to have a complete experience. No better way than by river boat on the Chao Praya in the early evening. The congestion on the boat with office workers and monks was iconic... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to see another part of the city,,many landmarks with diferent perspective from the river .The palace and many wats.this trip is the best at dusk when everything is alight a great expieience.

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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.