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Chao Phraya River

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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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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$88.07*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$32.99*
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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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This river runs right through the Bangkok city. The river is used to ferry passengers from one place to another. The tourist can take a ride and it is scintillating. The ride we... read more

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The river by a long tail boat is a good way to see the city and quite cheap. Your hotel will tell you the spots the boats depart from. It can get quite rough in the main channel so if you are a little nervous in boats then maybe best avoided.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This river runs right through the Bangkok city. The river is used to ferry passengers from one place to another. The tourist can take a ride and it is scintillating. The ride we took to visit palace was scintillating. some may find it costly depending on the place of stay but it is worth taking as the view along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The large riverside hotels offer free boat shuttles to enable you to use the boat "buses". These serve all the tourist major sites

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Great experience, just make sure you do yours during high tide. The river was so low we couldn't see everything on shore. I would do it again next time though, was very fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to get out of Bangkok traffic and see some sites while travelling to other sites. Many options for river rides with tourist boats, ferries, private boats and even shopping and hotel boats. It's a bit confusing but just go with the flow and enjoy. Avoid getting sprayed with the river though - very dirty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this river runs through Bangock,the water taxis and ferries seem to dance on it in an organized chaos !!! but this is an excellent way to see Bangok for a small fee...refreshing too on a hot day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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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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