Thai Riviera – Cruising Bangkok’s Chao Phraya
One of the most unique and beautiful things about Bangkok is the fact that it’s located on the banks of the river Chao Phraya. This means the city gets a natural and efficient transport system with well managed waterways.
To the visitor, this also translates into magnificent views and romantic dining options by the riverfront.
Even if you are short on time, exploring Bangkok in a day doesn’t seem like a crazy idea thanks to the Chao Phraya Express Boat service that offers unlimited hop-on-hop-off rides across the tourist belt for just 150 Bahts (~Rs.300 / $5), along with a nifty pocket guidebook and a guided audio tour.
i spent an evening exploring the tastefully done Yodpiman River Walk, since i didn’t have enough time on my last trip – but it’s very easily possible to cover key attractions like Wat Arun, The Royal Temple, Royal Barges National Museum and shopping + leisure zones like Yodpiman, River City and Asiatique in the most uniquely Thai way of exploring Bangkok.
Chao Phraya Express Boat Timings:
Weekdays: 6 am – 8 pm
Weekends: 6 am – 7 pm