Take a boat trip along Chao Phraya River

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 11, 2016
Take a boat trip along Chao Phraya River Image credit: wihtgod

What
Chao Phraya River is an urban river that gently flows through the heart of Bangkok. Along its winding 21km water way through the city’s most bustling areas, there are more than 20 active piers. This makes up a lively picture with darting back and forth river ferries and boats.

Each pier is a gateway to many dazzling city attractions. Get off at Central Pier to enjoy the vibrancy of Silom and Sathorn roads or hop out at Rachawongs to join the daily food festival at Chinatown.

The best way to indulge in the beauty of Chao Phraya River and life along the river is by renting a private boat. Travel at your own speeds and slow down for any sights that catch your interest.

Why
Cruising along Chao Phraya River is a relaxing way to view Bangkok from a different angle. The exhibition of calm and chaotic, modern and traditional sights along the river will bring you surprising insights into the city culture.

Many Bangkok attractions like the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and National Museum live their lives on the river’s banks, so a boat trip gives sightseers a bonus of watching those gems.

Where to rent a long tail boat
Available for hiring, long tail boats can be gotten at many major piers like Sathorn Central Pier and Tha Chang Pier. Cruising on a private boat means you can tailor your journey to your needs.

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