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Chao Phraya River

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Address: | 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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USD 82.75*
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Evening Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River by Apsara in Bangkok
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USD 89.40*
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Loy Nava Rice Barge Dinner Cruise Including Transfers from Bangkok
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USD 33.49*
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Half-Day Bangkok Rice Barge and Longtail Boat Cruise

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take the river cruise. an easy way to see the city. on and off for 150 baht or 40 baht one way. get there by bts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In the boats, the aisle for movement of passengers movement is narrow. With full passenger capacity in the boat, getting into boat to secure a good seat and getting out of boat at the pier is arduous task.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

take the river cruise. an easy way to see the city. on and off for 150 baht or 40 baht one way. get there by bts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is definitely the most "signature" experience you can have if you visit BKK. Don't be stingy, get the long tour you won't regret it. And don't be stingy again, buy the memorabilia from the boat-merchandisers: pick the most Kitsch you can and over pay it, as you are supposed to: at the end of the day that is still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the riverside hotels have their own ferries/junks but you can get to the Public boat stops easily. It's a great way to travel - to the nearest station or shopping centre or further afield - cheap, fun and very much a part of Bangkok life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice day around the river taking in the sights and taking a river boat trip -its nice and historical around there.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After paying 1'500 THB for a 1 hour private cruise on the river (yes I know, we overpaid) which was supposed to go from the smaller pier next to the commercial one and cruise around the canals of the old town, floating market and ultimately drop us off at the grand palace pier (Tha Chang) we were left with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice way to see the city. For just 15baht, you could get off at any stop along the way. The views are nice along the river and is a must try for those who enjoy boat rides.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a boat tour along the Chao Phraya within Bangkok. Saw floating houses, spirit houses, large water monitors, long-tail boats. It's a large river with a lot of boat traffic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started our tour from Sathorn Pier (walking distance from Saphan Taksin station) by Chao Praya Tourist Boat. This boat service gives you two options; THB 40 for one hop ticket and THB 150 for unlimited one day pass (recommended). If you're with small group, this tourist boat is perfect choice as you can visit numerous attractions along the route. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed touring Bangkok via the waterways. We took a canal tour as well as a free ferry to the Asiatique Night Market.

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