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The Chao Phraya River

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The Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River runs through a few neighboring countries under different names, of course. Is it feasible that one can travel all the way to Burma through this channel? If so, what is the mode in use? Thank you all

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1. Re: The Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya is entirely in Thailand. It begins in Nakhon Sawan and empties into the sea in the gulf of Thailand. You might be thinking of the Mae Nam Kong (AKA Mekong) river which runs from Vietnam, through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma and China.

The Ping river which is one of several that forms the Chao Phraya, runs through northern Thailand but its not possible to travel the length of both rivers as far as I know.

Edited: 17 May 2012, 05:04
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2. Re: The Chao Phraya River

...and even in the Mekong (Mae = Mother, Nam= Water, Kong = Ganges) -Mother of all water - navigation is difficult because of the seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls.

Its length/course is the 12th longest


Happy flowing

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3. Re: The Chao Phraya River

Read "Slithering South". It's quite interesting.


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