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Chao Phraya River

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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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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US$88.36*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$33.10*
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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise
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US$74.70*
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Half-Day Thonburi Klongs and Grand Palace of Bangkok

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Nice to visit in the evening

Together with my father after my work, we embarked on the ship for a night cruise. Dinner was served and we enjoyed the night scene with good spread of buffet dinner. The night... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Together with my father after my work, we embarked on the ship for a night cruise. Dinner was served and we enjoyed the night scene with good spread of buffet dinner. The night scenes and both river banks painted beautiful memories for my father and I.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Shangri-la and specifically booked a room with a balcony facing the river and I have to say: what an experience! We would sit there and watch the vibrant Chao Phraya at different times during day and evening and enjoyed it. You can see different boats with a lot of lights in different colors. Also recommendable is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying in a river hotel makes for easy travelling around Bangkok. The Express River Boat at 15 bht per trip, whatever the length, if a cheap and efficient way to move from place to place and the hotels have their own shuttle boats to get you to Sathorn Pier, the hub for all the other transport. Using the river allows... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We picked up a long tail boat very near to the Shangri LA Hotel. There is a small jetty that hd private hire of them with someone to take control. It cost about £40 to take you to the Grand Palace and reclining Buddha. The boat is long and thin and does seem unsteady at first. Our guy meandered along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A cruise on the Chao Praya river is essential for a complete knowledge of the city (or for a quick tour), allowing you to get an overview on the contradictions of this beautiful capital. There is a large variety of boats you can chose from, starting from small rowing boats up to cruise liners: take your choice! My suggestiion is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is must to do ... River is crazy big and dirty,but experience was great because you can see BKK from different angle ... I suggest to catch night time also ... And visit Asiatique

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice way to see the Chao Phraya River though day might even be better. The meal was good, 5 courses. The prawns were fresh water and frozen and not great. Beware like so many tourist places, the basic price may be attractive but the additional things expensive. A beer was 8 times the cost at 7-11 which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can, stay in a hotel on the river. Its always fun to watch, their are river taxis, hotel shuttle boats, enormous barges, military boats, longtail-boats, small paddle boats, etc, all competing to cross and transverse. At night the lights are magical. Book an hour on a long-tail boat just to go around the klongs (canals) and up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For around 20 bht you can hop on the river bus and spend nearly 90 mins zigzagging and dodging past other river boats heading up the river. You just repeat the process to return back down. River life with stilted houses leaning dangerously into the water, stilted mansions, hugmondous working river barges, tourist sights, fish jumping all made this a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a water taxi and explore the city. The architecture of the high rises is amazing! A ride down the water canals will let you see the smaller traditional homes along the water. Very interesting!

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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.
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