CHAO PHRAYA RIVER, THE LIFE OF BANGKOK.
The Chao Phraya Express Boat in Bangkok offers transportation service on the Chao Phraya River. This express boat system makes stops from the capital city of Bangkok to the province of Nonthaburi. It’s one of the best ways to visit Bangkok by boat. During your boat ride you’ll come across numerous piers that lead to some interesting and exciting attractions. Let’s explore a few.
The Temple of Dawn.
This is one of the most beautiful temples you’ll find in Thailand! You will certainly have an awe moment the minute your eyes lay on this temple. It offers a breathtaking view of the river and has a unique design with adorned spires and stands which are colorful. Contrary to its name it is best seen at night when it is lit up. If you’re feeling adventurous (and not afraid of heights) take a climb up the center prang where you’ll see the Chao Phraya River, the Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. A word of caution though, even with railings to balance yourself, the steps are pretty steep! Definitely not for the faint of heart but well worth it if you take that step to the top.The Temple Of Reclining Buddha.
Also known as Wat Pho, this temple is a must-see for those visiting Bangkok for the first time. Being one of the largest temples in the city, you’ll be in awe with the enormous reclining Buddha that is covered in gorgeous gold leaf. After you’ve enjoyed your visit of the temple, why not enjoy a massage? Wat Pho is the school of massage and you will be in the hands of the best masseuses in Thailand. This will surely be one of the most relaxing experiences of a lifetime!
Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace are on the banks of the Chao Phraya river.
Your visit to Bangkok just wouldn’t be complete without visiting The Grand Palace. Why? Known as the city of Thailand’s famous landmark you’ll feast your eyes on the alluring architecture and special attention to detail. The people of Thailand are truly creative and this temple is a clear example of that. Imagine living in this palace on a daily basis, it would certainly be a dream come true!
These a just a few places to see while visiting Thailand with many more that you’ll find using the Bangkok Chao Phraya Express boat. If you have the time it’s also fun just to make a ride from A to B and see where the boat will take you. For sure you will see lots of local people commuting around town on their daily route to work, school or temple.
Prices for the Chao Praya Express boat depend on the distance and tickets can be bought at the ticket counters at some piers or on board. Do be careful when getting on and of the boat because it’s a bit messy and fast paced. The last thing to check before getting on board is which line you have to take. There are orange and blue lines and you can recognize them by the colored flag at the backside of the boat.
So why not come on over to Thailand and explore Bangkok by public Chao Praya Express boat or get on a private boat ride through the ancient canals of the Venice of the East!