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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$87.55*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$32.80*
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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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Nice and easy, must visit for a day

The river has most major attractions like grand palace, wat pho, wat arun, flower market on its bank. Get a 150 bhat tourist ticket and you can visit all these attractions in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The river has most major attractions like grand palace, wat pho, wat arun, flower market on its bank. Get a 150 bhat tourist ticket and you can visit all these attractions in a day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the wonderful hotel boat (Siam Hotel) for a sunset cruise on the river. It was a very pleasant way to discover the city, to see the Royal Palace and others monuments.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chao phraya is quite far away from the main city. Make sure you book a cruise there as that is the only and the best entertainment in the river. The cruise we went in was exclusively for Indians playing hit Bollywood numbers and exclusive indiAn dishes menu for the dinner. We had a blast of time! The cruise was posh... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chao phraya is the well known and biggest river in bangkok. We could cross the river and feed the holy fishes there. One of a must visit place in bangkok

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took a ferry trip on the river and it was an interesting ride with some good sights. Have a better perspective of the city from the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a condo overlooking this river and spent hours looking at the skyline and river traffic. Just such a bustling stretch of river, with tourist boats, party boats, criss river ferries, longtail boats, cargo barges and much more. We travelled on the boat up to the Grand Palace...fab place in Bangkok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the Bangkok experience is not complete without a trip on the Chao Phraya River. You may be recommended to do a hour-long exclusive ride, but really don't bother - catch the cheap ferry which goes up and down all day. It's a great way to access temple sites around the Grand Palace as well as catch a glimpse of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap at 15 bhat this is a good way to view the city and can take you to a few good places to see !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are regular ferries on this river.It is worth taking a boat ride,esp. while returning from wat arun,to city centre,preferably in the evening.one can see the lit up banks of the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Chao Phraya Rivers goes through the city of Bangkok, its a must see while visiting, you can take a ferry, speed boat or even a dinner cruise to navigate through river.

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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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