Chao Phraya River is a quintessential Bangkok attraction! Alive with a number of cultural and historical charms, sightseeing around this enchanting river justly rewards travellers who invest on flight tickets to tour Bangkok. From beautiful Buddhist temples to shopping spots, every place is worth exploring.
Meandering through the cluster of gleaming skyscrapers, Chao Phraya River is the essence of Bangkok! The scenic river sits next to a vast range of sites in addition to a wide-ranging accommodation options that highlight the modern, historical and cultural aspects of the city. Flowing through the land of Bangkok like its veins, it also offers ample of opportunities for boating and cruising. Chao Phraya and its surrounding area is a hub of tourist attractions frequented by international travellers who seek to make the most of their money invested on tickets aboard Bangkok flights and overall holidays in Thailand.
Places to visit along the River
A string of intriguing spots, ranging from temples or Wats to intriguing museums and from colourful markets to souvenir shops, sit next to Chao Phraya River. The Grand Palace is the first and the grandest one that draws tourists like moths to a flame. Revered as the holiest place in Thailand, the Grand Palace is home to the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha and boasts the most magnificent architecture and interior designs depicting the unique facets of Thai culture. The complex is the spiritual centre of the Thai Kingdom and features an array of impressive buildings including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), marvellously designed reception room or Grand Palace Hall and a fascinating museum. Move further and behold the splendour of Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Once you are done visiting the Wats, take a tour to the Royal Barges Museum. It features eight of the most unique and fascinating boats that were once mode of transport for Royalties. Another attraction, The Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talad is the largest 24-hour flower/fruit market in Bangkok and makes for a great place for memorable stroll.
Best Hotels Around
When it comes to accommodation options, the area around Chao Phraya offers a staggering range of properties for travellers. Some of the most noteworthy options that always rank high on popularity charts among the foreign travellers who block flights tickets to Bangkok are Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Woodlands Inn, Millennium Hilton Bangkok and Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. Packed with modern amenities and top-of-the-class service, these hotels are luxury paradises blended with the natural beauty of the environing area. With world class spas, multi-cuisine menu, luxurious rooms and suites, the area around this river offers everything a blasé traveller seeks after investing on flight tickets and Bangkok vacations.
Five varied boats-‘local line’, ‘orange’, ‘yellow’, ‘blue’ and ‘green-yellow’ operate throughout the river. Local line stops at all the piers in rush hours while other four stop at only selected piers. Tourists can consider travelling through Orange line that runs all days and offers a convenient journey in flat fee of 15 baht. Cross-river ferries are other handy ways that run across all the most major piers and drop one to the other bank for just 3.5 baht. Cruising tours are also available for basking in the glory of this enchanting river. It allows visitors to enjoy the marvellous scenery in a converted rice barge or modern luxury cruiser.