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Chao Phraya River

780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
+66 87 109 8873
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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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  • Poor2%
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780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 87 109 8873
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Reviewed yesterday

Road taxis in Bangkok are remarkably cheap but the traffic can be brutal and the river boats are even cheaper and quicker, getting you the length of the city with stops at many major sights. Duck the tourist boats, which do exactly the same journey...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed yesterday

This is a fun ride to hop on on the different boats and move to the different areas of the city. You don't pay the hop on hop off boat, just get on the commuters' boats for more fun.

Thank Karlo V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must experience this way of transportation to go attractions and place of interest when you are in Bangkok. It is by itself an attraction. We used it to go Wat Pho, Chinatown, Wat Arun, etc. One way is 15 thb. It can get quite crowded....More

Thank Mandy N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chao Phraya is the major river in Thailand, flowing from its headwaters at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers in Nakhon Sawan Province before flowing through Bangkok, the nation's capital and emptying into Gulf of Thailand to complete its near 400 km...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a tour of the Grand Palace which included a boat trip on the river and the canals. The boats are long boats with an engine at the back. They are narrow boats so be prepared for an ungainly boarding and landing experience, the...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have traversed the Chao Phraya River on a variety of different boats; the express commuters, cruise boats and long boats. The sights are intriguing. There are mansions next door to shacks, and in the canals you see what life in Bangkok is really like....More

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This river runs inside Bangkok. The ferries crossing it from temple to temple to palace . The dinner cruises. Everything: must visit.

Thank sarimrashid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cruise on the river with one the dinner buffet cruises in the evening is breath taking. It will give you an electrifying view of the city line, with glitterring view on both sides of the river. The dinber buffet itself with live music and...More

Thank faisaldaud
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

River tour was interesting. 90 mins stopping at a floating market. We thought it was too expensive 1.600 barhts each, people touting for busy so don’t accept the first price am sure you can find it cheapest

Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure to go the locals piers and not the tourist pier. They are right next to each other and the Thais will try to send you to the tourist pier but if you get in the local long tail boat it’s like taking a...More

1  Thank Dana C
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
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Jennie M
1 February 2018|
Response from TonyMac64 | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel should be able to book this for you, alternatively you can book this from one of the tour offices located just before you turn onto Khoasan Road. Make sure you use a tour office rather than from one of the many... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from GeoffandSarah | Reviewed this property |
Hi we got our boat trip outside Sky Train station Saphan Taskin on the Silom line which is right on the river. We was staying in the Shangri La so it was just a short walk for us. We got our boat from there, which is in the... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from Whadders | Reviewed this property |
Like the others have said its a short walk to one of the piers