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Chao Phraya River

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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$82.75*
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Evening Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River by Apsara in Bangkok
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US$89.67*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$33.59*
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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise

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A great way to get around the city along the river

Buy a day ticket and then you can get on and off as you please. This tourist boat is a good form of transport, it is efficient, cheap and stops at all piers giving you easy access... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buy a day ticket and then you can get on and off as you please. This tourist boat is a good form of transport, it is efficient, cheap and stops at all piers giving you easy access to the main sites.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i used this river to see every atraction in bangkok its so easy to use find a river station and pay the one day fair hope on and off as you wish about £5 bargain and no bangkok traffic to cope with no brainer really.a must also is the smaller longtail boats do a canal trip its fantastic they take... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is really easy cheap and convenient to take a public boat taxi in Bangkok on Chao Phara River. It has different flag(Orange Green Blue) public boat taxi. even private boat taxi are also available. you can feel awesome cool breeze and relax on the boat along with enjoying beautiful city Bangkok on both side of river. Many locals also... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just for the fun of it I went on the River Taxi, I think about 8Baht up to Nonbuthuri. The taxi zig zags across the river and you get a real sense of fun and interest. Some of the picture opportunities are well worth making the trip. When you get off be quick as the guy in charge of disembarkation,... More 

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Northern Mexico, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved taking the boat taxi to tour the many temples.The taxi on the river offers good views,a cool brief breeze from heat and a relief from crowded street traffic.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chap photo rayan river is the largest river in Thailand. It runs from Nakhon Sawan province to Bangkok and go down to the sea at Samut Prakan province.Chao Phraya river is very beautiful, on the bank of the river tourists can see a lot of beautiful famous temples, such as the temple of dawn, the Emerald Bhudda Temple,and also the... More 

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Thank worachas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Multiple ferry options available. If spending the whole day on a non-scheduled route pick the tourist boat taxi with a hop-on hop-off feature. If your trip is well planned simply buy the tickets you need to reach your chosen destination - it is all clearly laid out at the counters. You can travel for much less and with the locals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chao Phraya river is important to see when you travel to Bangkok because it gives you a view of the skyline and gives you a new perspective on the city. It is very hard to do Bangkok without a tour guide, so if you choose to do a tour usually they include the river. It's very easy to get... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure you either get the big taxi boat or a decent longboat... We had a private "tour" for 2 but the owner kept having to bale the boat out and restart it! then threw us some lifejackets... When we got off at the first stop after going through the canal, we didnt return, this actually suited us anyway as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did the summer palace band mbany other interesting places, temples, ruins, elephant rides, market, cruise on river food was amazing, as well as the sights alone 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.
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