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The Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) has always played a significant role within the city it flows through and remains the lifeblood of Bangkok to this very day, with... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The river is still be used by local in transporting sand from sand mining. The boat pulls a few barges in tandem. Fishermen are also fishing in the area. During in the evening several boats turn dining place ferrying tourists in the area by the river side.

Thank Suria S
West Berlin, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do get the see a number of different styles of traditional Thai houses and, in particular, how they deal wiith the constant flooding. You also get to pass some of the ruins of Ayutthaya and there is a fairly good chance that you'll see some wildlife such as a monitor lizard or migratory birds.

Thank whelfand
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

As a tourist attraction, Chao Phraya River is not much. This “attraction” warrants my high rating because of its significance to Thailand (which Thais have never referred to as Siam), its culture, and food production/transportation. At the confluence of the Pa Sak and Lop Buri rivers in Ayuthaya (Thailand’s ancient capital razed by Burmese warriors), the “River of Kings” swallow... More 

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a great afternoon cruising from Ayutthaya to Bangkok. Life along the river is really interesting. Our cruise supplied lunch, which was delicious.

Thank Flyinglarks
London, United Kingdom
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783 reviews
359 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We took a great boat ride. Only 100 baht for two hours, stopping at three temples. We were able to see Thai river life, three crocs (or are they alligators in Thailand?) and something which looked like a huge snake! Sadly, though, the river is rather polluted.

Thank Roland D
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) has always played a significant role within the city it flows through and remains the lifeblood of Bangkok to this very day, with passenger ferries, long-tail boats and slow barges laden with cargo making their way along the river daily. Most of the city’s main attractions are easily accessible from various points... More 

Thank Nesvil
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This river isn't really the prettiest river, the water is murky and full of garbage. However.. Pros: - the express boat that runs along it is worth a trip. I would recommend (if coming from Bangkok) to take a boat- orange ticket 15Baht per person from 'Tha Tien pier' and stop at 'Si Phraya pier'. You can walk around the... More 

Thank Jeansenites
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have been on many rivers around the world but this does not rank as one of the most scenic ones. A cheap way to see it is to take a ferry and cycle along stopping at the nearby temples.

Thank Dorsetbruce
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10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is just an average place. could visit if you don't have any other thing to do. But who can get bored in Ayutthaya? Go only if you don't have anything else on the itinerary.

Thank Deepika A
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our host at Brick House (formerly Ayutthaya Guest House) arranged this evening boat trip for us and transported us to the dock. The boat was, perhaps a bit smaller than we would have wished for but hey...throw caution to the wind. We got to see temples and ruins from the river perspective, and homes along the river and many different... More 

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