Chao Phraya River
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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  • Luca A
    San Secondo di Pinerolo, Italy782 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best mean to cross Bankok with stopovers where needed
    Much better than walking or with automotive means while crossing the city or moving around. Minimal and nice bus-boats that stops on both riversides and allows you to reach several places. Very cheap indeed and nice different and better view of the city
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Anamika T
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lifeline of the city
    Chao Phraya river in Bangkok is the key means of transport and life line of the city. The ferries run on various routes with stops at different piers. Night time view over the river is beautiful as big hotels, malls and temples light up. We took a ferry from IconSiam once to soak in the experience. Various river cruises also run on a daily basis for the tourists.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Raditya A
    Jakarta, Indonesia128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Muddy Waters
    It’s literally the heart of the city. We can ride a ferry for a cruise or cross the river. I did the second and enjoyed the real face of bangkok. The river off course typical city river with metropolitan waste look muddy
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Curiosity50327388996
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    The Chao Phraya River is a beautiful river. and is the widest and longest in Bangkok and is an important river in the heart of the city. Traveling is very convenient. The view in the evening when the sun sets is even more beautiful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Darren S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to see the sights
    Great way to see the sights along the river. Very cheap and simple to use with around 13 different hop on hop off stations. Don’t expect perfect timekeeping mind! So sad to see the river so polluted with it absolutely teaming with plastic bottles, bags, dead fish, timber - can’t imagine there’s much life in there.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 February 2024
  • Karoli24
    407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap sightseeing trip
    This time I used the Chao Phraya express ferry during sundown. I was going from Saphang Taksin to Wat Arun and later from there to the opposite side to the great palace. During that time the ships have an open deck and you can make pretty pictures. The tour is really interesting and you can see several of Bangkoks great sightseeings. The price of together 65 Bath is ridiculous cheap. I enjoyed this trip.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 March 2024
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Yuni E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A pleasant holiday on the Chao Phraya River, very enchanting and enjoyable, I hope you can return to holiday here again, thank God.
Written 18 March 2024
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Karoli24
407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This time I used the Chao Phraya express ferry during sundown.

I was going from Saphang Taksin to Wat Arun and later from there to the opposite side to the great palace.

During that time the ships have an open deck and you can make pretty pictures.
The tour is really interesting and you can see several of Bangkoks great sightseeings.

The price of together 65 Bath is ridiculous cheap.

I enjoyed this trip.
Written 3 March 2024
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Darren S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great way to see the sights along the river. Very cheap and simple to use with around 13 different hop on hop off stations. Don’t expect perfect timekeeping mind!
So sad to see the river so polluted with it absolutely teaming with plastic bottles, bags, dead fish, timber - can’t imagine there’s much life in there.
Written 29 February 2024
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Rowles
Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The chao phraya river is one of the best way to visit some attractive places along the river. There are many piers to be take off on any stop.
Written 20 November 2023
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Curiosity50327388996
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Chao Phraya River is a beautiful river. and is the widest and longest in Bangkok and is an important river in the heart of the city. Traveling is very convenient. The view in the evening when the sun sets is even more beautiful.
Written 5 October 2023
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Raditya A
Jakarta, Indonesia128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
It’s literally the heart of the city. We can ride a ferry for a cruise or cross the river. I did the second and enjoyed the real face of bangkok. The river off course typical city river with metropolitan waste look muddy
Written 30 September 2023
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Miguel
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The Best time to go to Chao Phraya is evening. The ferry riding is very good experience for going there. A little crowded.
Written 22 August 2023
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Deepsea
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Recommend everyone to go during the evening hours and enjoy the walk or the ferry ride. It was little crowded but the ride made my evening very peaceful cruising through the city of BKK.
Written 20 August 2023
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Anamika T
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Chao Phraya river in Bangkok is the key means of transport and life line of the city. The ferries run on various routes with stops at different piers. Night time view over the river is beautiful as big hotels, malls and temples light up. We took a ferry from IconSiam once to soak in the experience. Various river cruises also run on a daily basis for the tourists.
Written 4 August 2023
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Alessio0575
Monza, Italy176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It's rather unusual to write a review about a river, but, here you go...this time it does make sense. This is probably the place to be in Bangkok, as it seems that everything happens and is located on both sides of the river. All main attractions and the most expensive hotels are just on the river. There are many ferry boat services taking peoples up and down through the many piers and stops. there are very frequent and very cheap, i'd recommend to consider always a day ticket to use them as drop on-off to visit all attractions, from Wat Arun, to royal palace, to National Museum...etc etc. This is also the way to avoid the crowd of the public trasports...suggested to look for the Blue Flag services150 Bat for one day ticket...!!
Written 1 August 2023
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