Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Chao Phraya River Reviews: 4/5

Chao Phraya River
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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About
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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< 1 hour
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Jenny J's Travel
Seoul, South Korea546 contributions
I wish I could go again.
Jun 2021 • Family
It's a great experience. We went to Ayutthaya by car from Bangkok. Then use the Ferry with buffet on board to go back to Bangkok.

Nice view. The buffet was delicious.

Would love to go again
Written 12 June 2021
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Mike L
Bangkok, Thailand28 contributions
Dinner & Music Cruise - River City Bangkok
Feb 2021 • Couples
Evening Cruise from River City pier was well worth the experience. Relaxing, reasonable buffet food, great music, good company, a bottle of red, what’s not to like!
Written 31 January 2021
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Lifeline of Bangkok
Feb 2020 • Friends
Chao Phraya river is the life line of the Bangkok city and is one of the important transportation route within the city. I have seen this beautiful river up close during evening dinner cruise with Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise. Many important landmarks and temples like the majestic Wat Arun are located on the banks of the river. The evening cruise experience on the river was great fun.
Written 23 December 2020
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Vanshika C
New Delhi, India32 contributions
Fun visit
Mar 2020 • Friends
Travelling up to Chao Phraya river has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Really enjoyed that day
Written 13 December 2020
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Matias V
Espoo, Finland392 contributions
Avoidining traffic jams
Dec 2019 • Family
It can be sometimes a bit chaotic when buying tickets to river boats but there are government authorized sales persons at least in most popular stops. Other than that, travelling with a boat is nicest way to travel. Scenery is great and there are no traffic jams.
Written 19 November 2020
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Bangoe
146 contributions
The way to see Bangkok is from the Great and Mighty Chao Phraya
Oct 2020
Travelling up and down the Chao Phraya river is definitely one of the best ways to see Bangkok. Although there are special tourist boats available, it is also easy to just hop on the regular commuter ferries that travel up and down the river.

You can either sit down and let the boat take you all the way up and down while you enjoy the sights, or you can disembark when you see something interesting, and then continue your trip later (you have to pay the fee, 15 Baht, every time you enter the ferry).

A super easy and cheap way to see Bangkok from the water.
Written 27 October 2020
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Travel and experiences
Bangkok, Thailand1,071 contributions
Gorgeous views at night
Oct 2020 • Friends
Highly recommend you take a day or evening cruise, the views and lights are spectacular and you don't know how cosmopolitan BKK is until you see the views from the river.
Written 19 October 2020
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
A must do boat ride, especially during dusk
Sep 2019
Plenty of boats plying the riverways. If you get seasick, please avoid this activity.

Do it during dusk to see the change of light, and also the night lights of the buildings from the river.

You can reach Icon and Asiatique from here.
Written 6 August 2020
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Omar_AV
Muscat, Oman64 contributions
Boat ride and a short a walk through Traditional Bangkok
Dec 2019
Bangkok is a city with long history of Buddhist traditions and South Asian culture. The historic quarter of city is located on the banks of Chao Phraya river. Spectacular temples, glorious Buddhist monasteries, local markets, museums and the Grand palace are on the side of the river, so a boat ride on Chao Phraya will be a great way to explore it. I was on a solo trip to Bangkok last December, the climate was sunny and comfortably warm, nice to have long and easy walks through the less crowded streets, temple courtyards, seeing local life and tasting yummy Thai dishes. I was staying at Rambuttri road, nearest point to catch the boat is from Phra Arthit Pier. Full day hop on hop off ticket will be a good option, costs around TBH 200. The boat have stops at all important places, and the temples/ markets are within walking distance from the stops- Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Grand place, China town, Flower market etc. . Before moving to the next destination Chiangmai - Phuket, this is a great way to enjoy the Bangkok. Cheers
Written 18 July 2020
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DerekPirrie
Dumfries and Galloway, UK34 contributions
An evening on the river.
May 2020 • Friends
A great way to spend an evening in Bangkok. Have dinner on one of the many river cruises and see the city at night. Stunning.
Written 25 May 2020
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