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Chao Phraya River

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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, 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$88.29*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$33.07*
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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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Dinamic river!

Very dinamic river with wave off many boat and ship who was running! River was dirty and shes got many canals like Venice!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
nesatom
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are 13 ports (stops) on the boat. You can take the tourist one for 40Baht one way and have a seat or you can experience the local form of transport for 14Baht and depending on the time of day (we went at 5pm) be squished like a sardine with only standing room and local authorities yelling at you to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very dinamic river with wave off many boat and ship who was running! River was dirty and shes got many canals like Venice!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where ever you go near the river you will find touts trying to sell you tickets for upwards of 500 thbt. Don't bother just make your way to the river and find a kiosk selling tickets for the tourist ferries. 150thbt for a whole day as many trips up and down the river as you like. There is a map... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the free river shuttle at the Chatrim Hotel. Great way to go anywhere from the night market to palace. Need to connect with public water shuttles or hotel shuttles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy, often smelly always covered with flotsam, but what a living creature! For TB4 you can ride a substantial part of the might river. Boats with direct flags ply up and down zig zagging across its width, for stop to stop. The female "conductors" bark instructions at the newly aboard to move down into the boat. You pass 1000 tonne... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend I enjoyed libations as we watched the stunning Sunset go down at the Chao Praya Rivers edge The river is so alive. Dinner Cruises, Ferries, and Hotel shuttle boats dominant the traffic on the river. At night all the light come on the boats lighting them and making for a spectacular display.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid $2800 baht for the entire boat. It was nice to have boat to ourselves but was pricey. The trip was to include side canals, the floating market, and ending at Temple. Too much money for what was received. Our boat did not have a long shafts propeller so it was much slower than the other boats. Also since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The river continues to be a method of transportation for locals. River taxis, buses, ferries, private boats, hotel shuttles all move along the river day and night. There are even cleaning boats that pick up floating debris and hyacinth plants on a regular basis. It is often the best way to move from one point in the city to another,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked several hours through the city, following the river to the amazing flower market. The intention was to take a boat trip too on arriving, but the colour, the smell, and the amount of trash in the river completely turned us off..I remember too well previous experiences in days gone by when it was a beauty to behold, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The express boat is extremely busy on a Sunday. We were so squashed and felt like sardines on the boat. The price is 15 Baht for tourists not sure how much for locals but assume there is a difference. It is quite efficient to The grand palace for the river. Check it out

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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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