|Posted by Pete Prinyaroje - supeeman[at]hotmail dot com
Region: Krung Thep Mahanakhon (Bangkok)
Cost: ~1,000 Baht per Adult
Date: 21st July 2008
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Location: Many boat services along the Chao Phrya connect various ports in Bangkok with
northern provinces as well. River cruises are ample, with some of the best
offering sumptuous lunches – look out for some of the more traditional barges
such as those operated by the Peninsula and Shangri-La. Canal tours are also
widely available around the busy pier of Ta Chang.
Once you’re in a long-tail boat (kind of like a Thai style racing boat for passengers that is popular for touring) or a classic, gracefully moving barge, you will witness magnificent temples and other historic buildings of interest. You will see the Royal Thai Navy Dockyard, the Thai Maritime Navigation Company, the Old Customs House, Wat Prayunrawong temple, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace, Wat Rakhang Kositaram, and the Royal Boat House.