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Chao Phraya River

Chao Praya River in Bangkok

Chao Phraya River runs all along the Bangkok. This almost six millionth city which is the capital of Thailand, would hardly be so charming and exotic, if it was not for the charisma of the river. The river is 372 km in length and flows in the direction of the north central plains in the south of Bangkok to the Gulf Of Thailand.

Bangkok has an additional 10 cities which are situated along the Chao Phraya River, all of which are of strategic importance for the country, mostly because of water transport and links between them.

Chao Praya River in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most popular global destinations and the best way to examine the so-called; City of Angels is precisely through the river walk. Most of the tourists there board the ferry and sail along the heart of the old town on the east coast. The ship passes through most of the rivers channels, which are called by locals, Klong. It is advised if you can, to rent a guide, to explain in detail the points of interest in traveling there. There is also an option to hire an independent private boat.

Most attractive destinations for tourists there are the, Grand Palace, navy port and the many local churches. You must visit the famous floating markets, where you can buy souvenirs, art objects and other local delicacies.

Be sure to look around the old houses that are built on wooden pillars in the water. Quite interesting to visit is the house of Jim Thompson, he is the most important American in the history of modern Thailand.

Besides the daily walk along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, other trips are on offer such as, the cruise night, offering a quiet and pleasant dinner with music. While having fun with friends, you will emerge on the panorama of Bangkok night with the thousands of beautiful lights.



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