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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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Take the boats for a unique experience of Bangkok

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Eric J
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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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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Hina2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Thank Kathy T
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each time when I go to Bangkok, I try to find time to move in Chao Phraya River. Between Kaosan and China Town it ´s the Best way to use... Fun ,quick, cheap....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed seeing what real life is like in Bangkok and learning about the River and its waterways.

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Thank Justine C
Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Avani Riverside Lobby on 11 Fl. Stunning view. You can see Chao Phraya River , Krungthep Bridge, Samre Church, Asiatique Riverfront, etc. Good view to watch Thai living with the river.

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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.