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“The artery of Bangkok” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River
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US$82.75*
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Evening Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River by Apsara in Bangkok
Ranked #15 of 524 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“The artery of Bangkok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

and possible partly the sewage system. However, this is a working river you will see tug-boats hauling material up and down the river and most of all you will see plenty of long tail boats for charter. I did the long tails year's ago and remembered it to be a good experience, however this time I just took the boat up and down the river checking out the sights along the way. There are three other options, besides chartering a long tail:

Option 1 - jump on the tourist boat. One way ticket 40 baht and full day ticket 150 baht

Option 2 - jump on the local boat. One way ticket 15 baht. It is the more economical option but the backside is that the boats don't run as frequent as the tourist boats - so be prepared to wait.

Option 3. Do a dinner cruise but be selective - I would recommend something smaller such as Loy Nava dinner cruise, I did their cruise years ago as well. Food is good but adjusted to not being to spicy.

Regardless of option traveling up and down the river is a nice experience.

Visited June 2014
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“Great dinner cruise on the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

My wife and I very much enjoyed our evening dinner cruise on the vessel Loy Nava. The boat is a refurbished old rice barge so is not very large. Everyone seated for dinner had a good view of the river and the food was a really tasty selection of various Thai dishes.

There was a very pretty girl playing a traditional Thai stringed instrument and another very pretty girl performing traditional Thai dances as we enjoyed our dinner.

The views of the various lighted stupas along the river were spectacular at night. As a civil engineer I especially enjoyed the light playing on the cables of the new cable stayed bridge as we passed under it..

Visited February 2014
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Good expereince”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Its a good one time experience, just check the timing before you go or else you have to wait for long.

Visited June 2014
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“Interesting excursion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

As we were staying at a hotel on the river it was simple to board a tail boat & explore the klongs ie canals that criss cross the river You will experience village life with older properties that line them along with various temples

Visited January 2014
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“be carefull of expensive charter traditional ship”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

we rent a boat and crossed the river to see wat arum, floating market, feeding river fishes and look around the village..
overall it was nice but the river is too dirty

Visited June 2014
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