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Chao Phraya River

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Address: 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$87.36*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$32.73*
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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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River city

Must see. We went to river city shopping centre, as you come out of it you land on river side. Stunning view with modern buildings and many great hotels along the side. You may... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must see. We went to river city shopping centre, as you come out of it you land on river side. Stunning view with modern buildings and many great hotels along the side. You may forgot you are in Thailand. We stayed the river city shopping centre side. Outside the centre are few cool pubs and restaurants. There is a ferry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The river is really part of Bankok daily life, and the number of passengers on the many boats is really impressive! See the Bangkok skyline from the river and realize what a metropolis this is!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A boat ride on the river is a nice change of pace from the busy city. Visit the canals and see many tourist sights from the water. Don't forget the bread for the big catfish. Recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chao Phraya River is the center of the town. He is big and has a lot of boats on it. You can do a clong tour, a speed trip or a cheap trip with the ferry. Hint: go with the ferry for only 14Baht p.P.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice experience. The view on both sides of river is beautiful. Main attraction is the Philipino singer on the cruise who sings songs in languages from all over the world. The food quality, however, is not so good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BTS Saphan Taksin and found Chao Phraya Express Bost then choose the orange flag of boat which is super cheap. (14 thb for 1 ride, everytime you get on the boat was 14 thb.) N8 Tha Tien Pier to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) N9 Maharaj Pier to The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo N13 Phra Arthit Pier to Khao... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we enjoyed the river a lot, stopping in different piers, riding on the different boats with Thailand people. it was amazing experience looking the city from another point.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since, like London, Bangkok used the river as its main transport, a ride along the river provides a great way to see a lot of the overall city without being in the constant traffic jams. The night cruises are also a lot of fun. From the river, visitors can also tour some of the side canals (klongs) which are very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one busy river...from tugs and barges to large entertainment boats, from noisy long-tail boats to little wooden canoes...and everything in-between. The river is alive with activity. I have been on the water taxis and on the long tail boats and just love being on the river and seeing the sights. There is so much energy here it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit the Grand palace. When we asked a taxi fellow he said he would take us to the pier and we could take a boat.This guy knew very little English. He drove approx. 8 kms and left us at a pier which was a private one. They demanded 2000baht for the ride. We came out disappointed. One... 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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