Chao Phraya River

Attraction Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

1 hours 30 mins
04:00 PM
05:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
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Chao Phraya is a major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.

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Why Chao Phraya River is special ?

The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan Province. Cities along the Chao Phraya include Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Singburi, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Bangkok, and Samut Prakan, listed from north to south. These cities are among the most historically significant and densely populated settlements of Thailand due to their access to the waterway.

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.


Selling points

  • Travel on the river very exciting
  • Fabulous views from the River
  • Great mode of transportation
  • City of Angels' watery highway
  • Great way to see Bangkok
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Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • A must do is the water taxi, just enter like you do on train or bus. Pay on the boat a nominal fee.
    Things to do
  • Also remember that if you are going from the Silom end of town to the grand Palace, to ensure that they understand that you are alighting there otherwise you will end up back where you started.
  • From the river you will see a number of important sites, such as Wat Arun and the King's Palace (no photos permitted), and some of the international hotels recently built or being developed.
    What to see


TripAdvisor View more

Bangkok city is famous with her clean and wellbuilt riverside/canal. The big river in Bangkok is Chao Phraya. You can rent a boat nearby the port river.. and it was not so expensive.. You can see and enjoy the beauty of Bangkok, Grand Royal Palace and Bangkok bridge, etc., from the boat. And in certain banks of the river/canal, you can buy food to feed the fish inside the river.. available floating store food fish there..

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Always try their river taxis and rate starts at 3 baht per person. Only 6 passengers allowed in front of the boat for picture taking and that should last for 5 minutes only.

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