"TRY WATERWAYS RIDES" Boat Trips, Ferry Rides and River Cruises Tip by ancient_traveler

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  • Chao Phraya River - Bangkok
      Chao Phraya River
    by ancient_traveler

Many of Bangkok's most revered temples standing alongside warehouses, old wooden houses, new residential blocks and prestigious five star hotels. Bangkok's waterways are well worth taking a few hours to explore. And there are many ways to do it, ranging from river cruises and khlong tours to public river taxis and dinner cruises.

Most of the canals (klongs) cutting through the city were either drained and filled because of the risk of cholera they posed, or converted into badly needed roads. Only in Thonburi do one or two vendors still set up shop on the klongs in the early mornings. Even so, a boat trip along the waterways remains an absorbing experience, best embarked upon from the landing-stage near the Oriental Hotel. Here, especially in the morning, a multitude of craft wait to ferry sightseers across the Chao Phraya River and through the tangled web of little and not so little canals. The time to go if at all possible is in the morning or the late afternoon when life along the klongs is at its most colorful and varied.

Address: Many to choose from in Bangkok.
Directions: Located throughout the city.
Phone: 02-866-3163-4
Website: http://www.chaophrayatouristboat.com

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  • Updated Jun 21, 2008
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