Chao Praya River
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We did a boat trip along the river. You can see many of the temples such as Wat Arun. Also beautiful views of the city skyline. The boat took us to this area which is full of fish and the boat owner sells you bread for 200 baht which you can feed to the fish
Written 29 February 2024
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AHW676
Kansas City, MO3,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
To be clear, I think that this should have been a five star experience, and I rated it as such. But I will admit that doing it the second day that you’re in Bangkok when you’re still jet lagged and don’t know your way around and have limited stamina might not have been the best plan.

We were advised to book a hop on, hop off boat for the day. It was not a bad plan, and at 140 or 150 BHT per person, it wasn’t that expensive, but I think that one way tickets were 30 BHT per ride, and unless you are very disciplined and fast, you are not likely to be able to tour five different stops in a day. As it was, we decided that we would go from the beginning of the boat dock to the terminus, then decide which stops we wanted to get off at on the way back. We spent way too much time wandering the last stop, which really did not have a lot to see, but took a lot of time to figure that out. So by the time we got around to seeing the Wat Arun and Wat Pho stops (same stop, but you need to take a 10 BHT ferry ride from Wat Arun to get across the river to Wat Pho), it was mid afternoon, and by the time we had seen both stops, we discovered that we had missed the last boat pick up to return. We ended up walking from Wat Arun to the MRT which was doable, but added an element of uncertainty to a long hot day. Be aware that the temples will require long pants for men and covered knees and shoulders for women. There are plenty of stalls to buy emergency rayon clothing for this purpose though, and frankly, you’ll discover that you’d rather live in rayon clothing the rest of the time you’re in Thailand anyway, since it’s much nicer for the heat and humidity, and easier to launder and dry.
Written 19 November 2022
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I saw the Chao Phraya river many times during my sightseeing trip to Ayuthaya. I first saw the beautiful river during my visit to the Japanese village in Ayuthaya. I again saw the river when I visited the Wat Chai watthanaram temple complex. I saw some tourist boats carrying tourist from Bangkok to Ayuthaya.
Written 24 July 2020
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centurion.CH
Geneva, Switzerland444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Any visit to Ayutthaya is incomplete without a boat trip on the Chao Phraya River. It’s the perfect way to view many of the city’s relics. And there are plenty of options to suit any budget, time available and both with or without meals. If you have the time, it’s perfect to go in the late afternoon, to see the temples both in sunlight and sunset.
Written 1 March 2020
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Matthew C
Washington139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Weather was great in January and non stop camera actions. Food served were surprisingly good for a provided buffet. The grand finale was when cruise boat headed into Bangkok. So beautiful
Written 22 January 2020
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Peter S
Philadelphia, PA140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
When visiting Bangkok, it is inevitable to come across this Royal River. Along it, there are many tourist attractions such as Royal Palace, Temples, Flower Market, many world-class hotels for great river views, and restaurants. A river cruise is a good way to enjoy the fabulous reiver view especially at night for the illuminated scenery.
Written 13 January 2020
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Mike G
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
As this is the dry season the river was low and canals nearly empty (however the ones around the wats are full). Nice atmosphere to look at over lunch. Dinner time is dark although there are river cruise/dinner boats that float by occassionally.
Written 3 December 2019
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Stephen M
New York City, NY372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We hired a small boat for 1,000 Baht for five of us. The trip went through a small river past local residences showing how the people here live.
We then emerged onto a larger river and stopped at an ancient Wat , then on to two more wats and finally we motored onto the large Chao Praya itself which was afloat with extremely large barges being towed by powerful tugs.

The riverside is populated with many restaurants, wats, residences and hotels that ordinarily one wouldn’t see on land.

The trip was a few hours long and included many sights and obviously we avoided the large crowds.

We would certainly recommend a trip like this
Written 17 November 2019
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Saloshna R
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
interesting the history, the merchants and traders used this as the trading port before the capital was destroyed and moved to bangkok
Written 9 October 2019
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evam890
Budapest, Hungary78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
Amazing night sightseeing. Delicious food. Live performance. 2 hours lenght. Good if you arrive little bit earlier because the table choice and the long row. They make picture everyone.
Written 2 July 2019
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