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Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

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Take a trip on the pleasant waters of Chao Phraya River, one of Thailand's major waterways. Catch sights of some of Bangkok's main architectural and historical attractions on a guided tour, and join the city's inhabitants on a cross-river ferry or water taxi, known locally as a longtail. Consider booking a day trip with one of the many companies offering excursions to the rural communities that live on the riverbank. Plan to visit Chao Phraya River during your Bangkok vacation using our convenient Bangkok tour builder app .
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  • when you take the water taxis, you will see all kinds of interesting from temples, to high rises, to apartments, to small shacks where people live. it gives you a different perspective of Bangkok.  more »
  • If you stay in any of the hotels on the river, the Taxi boats are a convenient and cheap way of getting around and provide some great views of the city - particularly all the new riverside development...  more »
  • In bangkok everything is just perfact. A small river trip with dinner gives a good feel. An open cruise with food and music is just perfact for evening.  more »

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