A Memorable Chao Phraya River Cruise

Gain a unique perspective of Bangkok on a Chao Phraya River cruise; enjoy dining on a luxury vessel, take in the sights of key attractions and access shopping hotspots too.

Chao Phraya River Cruise

A mighty river flowing through what is known as the City of Angels, the Chao Phraya River offers an unforgettable perspective of Bangkok, especially on an enchanting river cruise.

Chao Phraya River Cruise
Chao Phraya River Cruise | Image Credit : pxhere, Chao Phraya River Thai, CC0 1.0

River Cruise Options

While daytime cruises are available, a dinner cruise is a popular option in Bangkok. Serviced apartments (short stay and long stay options) and hotels can be found within easy reach of the river so there’s no reason not to try it! You also get evening cruises with champagne or cocktails and those that offer romantic dining too.

Sightseeing Highlights

Many of the city’s main attractions can be seen or accessed on a cruise including the stunning Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun. Easily accessible from Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok, the Grand Palace can also be viewed along with the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Santa Cruz Church and the Royal Barges National Museum.

A Break for Shopping

Depending on the cruise or where you disembark, there are places to indulge in some shopping in Bangkok beside the Chao Phraya River. Asiatique The Riverfront is an ever-popular choice and offers dining and entertainment too, while the Tha Phra Chan and Thewet markets provide eclectic shopping experiences.

Alternative to Cruises

If you prefer not to splurge on a Chao Phraya River cruise you can always choose to make use of the relatively cheaper boat and ferry survives. The express boat services including the Blue Flag line for tourists are worth considering as is hiring a long-tail boat to explore the river and the connecting canals (khlongs).