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Chao Phraya River

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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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$82.75*
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Evening Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River by Apsara in Bangkok
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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US$33.47*
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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise

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Worth a boat ride - good to see locals use water taxi as a means of transport. The river could be cleaner though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bombay
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a boat ride - good to see locals use water taxi as a means of transport. The river could be cleaner though.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just done a few river trips on a long boat and always see something different. Very busy and the best way to get around Bangkok.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have travelled that great river several times and always with great pleasure.Perhaps the most memorable was during the festival of Loi Krathong - a festival held in November where decorated illuminated baskets are floated down the river to respect the water spirits.The spectacle of thousands of lighted floating baskets made usually from complex folded banana leaves should not be... More 

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quezon city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took our ride in one of the cruises in River City which also offered buffet dinner. The spread was great and never ending.I recommend cruising the Chao Praya at night as it presents a different perspective of Bangkok. One will appreciate the effort to preserve old structures inspite of the changes spurred by development, which to me was the best... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another way to see the city, travel much faster and cheaper north to south! Can only recommend! Feel the local way of life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop at BTS " TAKSIN BRIDGE STATION " and walk to the pier then go look around riverside by boat.Temple,Building,living life side river.....And we get off at " PRA ARTID " pier to walk to KHOA SAN ROAD....So nice...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at a hotel within 200 metres of Phra Athrit station. The orange taxi stops there, and is the best and cheapest for visiting most of the main sites. 14THB per trip. It is the best way to see the city, you can easily travel from there (nearest to Khao San Road area) to the main city centre and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in an hotel along the river and did a couple of river trips up and down the river. When we went there were hundreds of people putting flower wreaths with candles into the river - they were beautiful and everywhere. We thought it was for the King's death but we were told it was a festival that took... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we were staying in the Chatrium Riverside Hotel and our Room's Balcony was Facing the River we loved every bit of sitting in the Balcony and gazing at the Hustle and Bustle of the boats cruising the River incessantly.The River water is dirty and it is filled with overgrown plants and junk thrown in to the river and smells... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From our hotel the Riva Surya we were directly located next to the river close to many special places and to be reached by the water taxi. Make a trip by private boat into the old city and the big Stupa etc.

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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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