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Chao Phraya River Bangkok

The Chao Phraya River borders Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island and is based to the  West of the Phra Nakhon District. A short 10 minute stroll from the Khao San Road will get you to the Phra Arthit pier N13. It’s situated next door to the Navali River resort hotel.

Phra Arthit pier N13 Navalai River resort Bangkok

Phra Arthit pier N13 Navalai River resort Bangkok

Pick up the tourist boat for the 30-40 minute journey to Sathorn central pier for 40 Baht (80p) each way, and if you’re after some respite from the hot and humid weather, then this is a cheap option to cool down, and also take in some great views of the major sites around the Grand Palace on the way to Sathorn.

Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island boat ride Chao Phraya River

Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island boat ride Chao Phraya River

Remember to take some cool drinks for the journey, and get your camera ready for some great photo opportunities along the way. Don’t worry, as the boat has an announcer who will tell you what’s coming up and point out any interesting sights so you don’t miss them.

Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island Chao Phraya River Map

Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island Chao Phraya River Map

Phra Arthit pier N13  Chao Phraya River Thailand

Phra Arthit pier N13 Chao Phraya River Thailand

At Sathorn central pier, you can connect on the Bangkok Transit System (BTS) Skytrain for any onward journeys around Bangkok. There are a few upmarket hotels that also offer free shuttles if you’re up for some fancy cocktails or something different for lunch.

Sathorn Pier Chao Phraya River

Sathorn Pier Chao Phraya River

The boat journey cost just over £1.50 for the return trip. This is an ideal way to take in the sights along the Chao Phraya River. It makes for an entertaining and different view of this area of Bangkok.

Chao Phraya River,bridge

Chao Phraya River,bridge

Onward Travel Links

Flights to Krabi,  Phuket and Koh Samui can be had for very little from Bangkok, so check out Air Asia for connecting flights.

Remember to have appropriate travel insurance to cover all eventualities on your travels. We use World Nomads insurance for all our adventures.

Happy Travels on your Global Gallivants!

 

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1 Comment

  1. I’ve been Bangkok and KSR and never seen these views before, I will have to check this out when I’m back early next year. Great pictures, can’t believe I’ve not seen or heard of this place.

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