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Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most famous tourist destinations. Serving as the capital of Thailand, the bustling city of Bangkok has almost anything a tourist could possibly want on a vacation to an exotic city. The city has multiple shopping districts, recreational activities, numerous historic and cultural landmarks, a thriving nightlife, and many wild red-light districts. Bangkok’s booming hospitality industry is known for having luxury Bangkok resorts and hotels, such as the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.
Many of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks and attractions are not located too far away from the banks of the Chao Phraya. To make access to these places easy, the banks of the river have many piers, which facilitate access to them from the river itself.
There are two routes that flow through the Chao Phraya; the North Route (N) and the South Route (S). Most of the piers with attractions are on the North Route. The Central Pier of the River leads to Sathorn, one of the oldest and most fascinating areas of Bangkok. N1 and N3 lead to Oriental and Si Phaya sectors; both of which are popular with tourists, while N5 is where you need to get off if you want to go to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Chinatown or Sampeng Lane. N6 is where to disembark to go to the Saphan Little India, Phut Night Market or Pak Khlong Talad, and a stop at N7 gives you access to Wat Pho, Museum of Siam, and the Santa Cruz Church. To go to the famous Wat Arun, get off at N8. N9 and the Maharajah Pier a very popular pier as it leads to the Grand Palace, the National Museum, and Sanam Luang. To go to Patravadi Theatre or Wat Rakhang Khositaram you must step off at N10, while N12 is the pier to the Royal Barges Museum. N13 leads to many attractions such as Wat Chana Songkram, National Art Gallery, Khao San Road, and Phra Athit Road. If you are interested in seeing King Rama Bridge, stop at N13, while N15 leads directly to regal Dusit. On the Southern Route keep a look out for S2 and S3, as they lead to Wat Worachanyawas and Wat Rajsingkorn respectively.
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