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Chao Phraya River

Opens in 12 min: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
+66 87 109 8873
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We joined the queue for the tourist ferry which is the orange flag & costs 15 THB each way, well worth the money but as you join the queue get as close as possible to the front as it doesn’t matter if you’ve been there...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can take a speed boat or zourist hop on hop off to drive on the river or cruise boats. To cross from one side to another you have ferry for 4b.

Thank nefertari1313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a boat trip to experience old Bangkok City in a narrow boat by it has large engine. For four people 1200 baht. It was very good and included crossing thid busy and broad river the water was vet choppy.

Thank 33honeypotbear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst there aren't tons of things to see in Bangkok, the Grand Palace and the major temples can all be reached from this river. It's cheap. The main boat stations sell single tickets for 50 baht or a day pass that you can hop on...More

1  Thank MarcusWillTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a trip in a long tailed speed boat along the river and down one of the remaining canals. Many of the canals of yesteryear have now disappeared having been reclaimed for building land. Today’s trips are a lot less interesting with only a...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favourite parts of our Bangkok visits often included some kind of boat ride. If you're a tourist looking for an easy way to view sites along the river, grab the hop-on-hop-off tourist boat that goes to many of the major attractions including Asiatique, China...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried several time to engage the river cruise, but this was our first visit to Chao Phraya River with a dinner cruise. We spent only about 2000 bath for both of us. It was a lovely tour and we enjoyed a lot with scenery...More

Thank simbillah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chao Phraya River and Mekong River systems are the two largest in Thailand, with Chao Phraya being the larger. Chao Phraya flows from the north, southward through Bangkok and ends by flowing its waters into the Gulf of Thailand. Taking a tour boat ride...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Night view in river by cruise with dinner... Music dance enjoy the cruise ride in river with eating ....

Thank JunedL9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to go the river boat with the locals ...What an experience. Summary. Noisy,squashed,unsafe,manhandled by the attendant ,missed my stop as I couldn't get thru 100 people in the 5 seconds they give you to get off the boat. Did I mention that I...More

Thank Stephen C
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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