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Chao Phraya River

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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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780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 87 109 8873
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Reviewed today via mobile

Best way to see all sides of Bangkok Whether taking a long boat or the hop on hop off its a must do Now that IconSiam is open its now more of a must do

1  Thank nicolleg504
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to be careful choosing where you pick the ride to the River cause all the “Tuk-Tuk” drivers want to take you to the “Floating Market” which is actually this River, If you share a Boat for 8 peso pls you can pay easily...More

Thank cruunchit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plastic plastic plastic everywhere you look. It’s so polluted, there actually nowhere you can look and not see straws and plastic bottles. Such a shame as it has the potential to be so beautiful.

Thank aschopra06
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our advice: My husband and I got table 30 on the upper deck, which is directly above the boiler and the entire cruise we were hit by waves and waves of heat. We had no idea that's where that table was located, we advise to...More

Thank priscilla-rie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What would be a trip to Bangkok without experiencing the river boat ride? There’s plenty of world renowned hotels along the shore and shops including Asiatique and the new addition Icon Siam. Get yourself a free ride to one of those destinations.

2  Thank rezasetiawan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two longtail boat trips, and while it is pricy for 2 people (1 hour about 1500, 2 hours about 3000) it is worth it. Getting in and out of the boat is very challenging, and the river is rough, but even though I...More

Thank 943kbc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used the hop no hop off ferry to visit many well known tourist attractions and I found this easy and enjoyable

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing can beat the Chao Praya river - the grand canal of Bangkok. It forms the heartbeat and transport system of this ancient city interlinking with a myriad of smaller klongs. From the grand hotels to the northern suburbs a network of express and slow...More

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The heat and pollution are so bad in Bangkok that the river is the only civilized way to travel. Go to Sathorn Pier and take the tourist ferry. For 180 baht allows you on and off all day. Start early boatswere never crowded. They are...More

Thank 77maple123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and interesting way to spend afternoon or evening on the water. Inexpensive trips to view some of Bangkok history. Great way to break away from hustle and bustle.

Thank georgerY311YI
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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
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3 August 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River costs around 990 THB. You can book online or through your Travel agent, at the Hotel where you are going to stay. It may increase to around 1200 THB when they arrange to pick from the... More
Tariq O
25 July 2018|
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Response from KASIRAO5646 | Reviewed this property |
Both local and tourist boats are not friendly strollers. You may go for a private boat so that you have sufficient time to hop on and off the boat.
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