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Chao Phraya River

Open Now: 07:00 - 21:00
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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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780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 87 109 8873
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of options to cruise down this river, from inexpensive ferries to private longboats, which are fast and fun. Plenty of interesting stops you can make, from temples to shopping centers, and it beats the heck out of Bangkok traffic.

Thank doncoppock
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went up and down this river when we took the ferry to all the tourist spots. Little unclean but the ferry system on the river helps connect parts of the city

Thank shrutis1989
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best things to do in Bangkok, whatever way you chose to travel it. Go during the day to see all of the amazing sights along the river.

Thank Alexandriad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many surprisingly place beside this river, that why you should to go when you plan to Bangkok. Wat Arun, Way Pho, iConSiam, Wang rang market.

Thank cjeffy02
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While on tour with our group, our guide took us in the local river boat on the river and through the lock system lowering us down to the water level. Thoroughly enjoyed the time spent on the waterways

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I just cross the river on my way to Wat Arun. The river is clean though the water is sandy and black in color.

Thank shahnewaj85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just hop on one of the many water buses or long tail boats and cruise the river. You can see tons of temples and skyline views along the way. Fairly easy to navigate the stops.

Thank EricP278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on and near the river for many times now. It's important to visit the river to understand the background and history of Bangkok. If you are on the ferry then you would see many hotels, monuments, temples and other boatmen who live...More

Thank julicole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the river cruise of canals of Bangkok, took around 90 minutes and got a great insight into how some people live and a different view of the city. Nice to get away from the bustle of the streets for a while. Ensure to...More

Thank NuggzyMalone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, either by boat or from a rooftop bar. There are many river boat tours that offer dinner and dancing, and also longboat tours. Be careful when stepping into a longboat- our guide sprained her ankle when getting in! It's a nice...More

Thank bnroop
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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
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3 August 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River costs around 990 THB. You can book online or through your Travel agent, at the Hotel where you are going to stay. It may increase to around 1200 THB when they arrange to pick from the... More
Tariq O
25 July 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Both local and tourist boats are not friendly strollers. You may go for a private boat so that you have sufficient time to hop on and off the boat.
Jennie M
1 February 2018|
Response from TonyMac64 | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel should be able to book this for you, alternatively you can book this from one of the tour offices located just before you turn onto Khoasan Road. Make sure you use a tour office rather than from one of the many... More