Nowadays, as in the past, the majestic Chao Phraya River is regarded as the main commercial artery of the nation, it is route everyday by thousands of barges which transport all kinds of goods, and sailed, for most of its kilometres, by a lot of private boats, public ferries and tourist cruises. A cruise along the river is a great opportunity for tourists to enjoy the whole panorama of Bangkok or to discover a part of the capital often not visible, like old houses on stilts, children playing or swimming in murky waters, small crocodiles and giant fishes. Several companies offer evening cruises along the Chao Phraya River with large modern ships or luxury boats obtained from antique teakwood rice barges. The two-hour cruise is a wonderful experience, you are immersed in a luxurious and romantic atmosphere enjoying a leisurely dinner and looking the beautiful scenery offered by the Chao Phraya. You will have the opportunity to take snapshots of the landscape, Bangkok's most famous temples and its historical edifices such as the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun, Bangkhunprom Palace and the Rama VIII Bridge. If the short cruise is not enough to satisfy your curiosity, you can opt for an elegant live-aboard cruise, two or three days on luxurious restored teakwood rice barges retracing the paths of former Royal processions along the Chao Phraya River, from Bangkok to the Summer Palace and Historical Park in Ayutthaya.
Best River Cruises in Bangkok
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