Chao Phraya River Thailand will give you a different experience from other countries that offer river tour on ferries like Vancouver, Hong Kong, etc. The river tour in Thailand will explore Bangkok’s canals; the artery of the country that also houses many historical stories.
Chao Phraya River Bangkok is also called the River of Kings, formed by four river branches such as Ping, Yom, Wang and Nan rivers. For the local people in central Thailand, the Chao Phraya River in Thailand is a crucial waterway since the ancient time. It is like a home for them and they always pass the river every day. Even many people make money on the river.
Attractions along Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya River banks are one of the most important attractions in Bangkok. When you enjoy the river tour, you should see the Grand Palace Wat Pho, the Buddhist Temple Wat Phra Kaew, as well as Wat Arun from the river.
However, you should beware of the hot spots of tourists in Bangkok, because many strangers may try to make you pay higher than $15 for the river cruise. But you can decline them politely and just hire an official guide.
What to Do at Chao Phraya River
In Chao Phraya river Thailand, you can see four options of express boats to enjoy the attractions. You can choose express boats with green, orange or yellow flags. However, the boats with orange flags are the only boats operating daily; from Monday to Friday, from 6 am to 10 pm.
The ticket costs between 10 – 40 baths; depending on the type of the boat. It is most affordable transportation price to enjoy the Chao Phraya River at night. Get the tickets when you are on board or purchase them at the pier. Check the schedule before you get onto the boat. Besides, you also can choose to use ferries that operate from 6 am to 9 pm to cross the river.
Alternatively, you also can purchase the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat for 150 baths. Get the one day pass ticket to get on and off the boat through eight piers. Plan your tour on the boat because the earliest boat arrives at 9.30 am daily and the last one is at 7 pm daily.
Having sunset dinner cruise on Chao Phraya River will be another awesome experience at Chao Phraya River Thailand even it is also a more expensive choice. There are some cruises that will bring you enjoying dinner on the cruises.
They are sailing in a few hours and start at 6 pm. The cruises have air conditioned rooms when the temperature outside is too high. Just spend 1,400 baths for a package of Bangkok dinner cruise on Chao Phraya River.