Chao Phraya River – The Life Essence of Bangkok!

Termed by King Rama the First, the Chao Phraya River captures the very essence of Bangkok. Today it showcases a juxtaposition of many fascinating aspects of the Thai community.

Take in the Sights of the River Aboard a Vessel

The best way to take in all the exotic sights that are centred around the river such as the magnificent temples is to book yourself on either a dinner cruise. Or an afternoon session on an antique rice barge for the ultimate experience!

Walk Along the Phra Arthit Road

Located parallelly to the river, the Phra Arthit Road stretches from Thammasat University and Phra Sumen Fort. It can be easily reached from many a Bangkok resort including the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort with ease. Consider visiting the spot towards the evening as the area takes on a lively carnival-like air.

Take in the Pak Khlong Flower Market

Awash in a riot of colour, the Pak Khlong Flower Market is one of the most pleasing spots to visit during an early morning. Here you will be able to find the freshest flowers, vegetables, and fruits for fantastic wholesale prices!

Discover the Westerner Quarter

The old Westerner Quarter harking back to the colonial era is lined with charming antique shops and ageing facades of European architecture. Spend an idyllic afternoon immersing yourself in the unique old-world charm of a bygone era!

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Bangkok Mini Guides – Exploring the ‘City of Angels’

Sometimes referred to as the ‘City of Angels’, Bangkok is home to a blend of old world charm and dazzling modernisation. With so much to see and do, visitors will have a hard time deciding just exactly where to go especially if you are pressed for time. Bangkok mini guides are ideal ways in which to head to the ‘must see’ sites of this cosmopolitan city and provide a fascinating insight into the capital. If you are in search of well placed 5 star hotels in Bangkok from which to set off on your tours then consider Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. Nestled in a scenic area by the waters of the Chao Phraya River, this Bangkok resort also provides boat transfers letting you easily access parts of the city.

Bangkok mini guides and tours are specially designed to take you to areas of inertest within the city that have become quintessential viewing for first time visitors. Different tours focus of different aspects and one can even look to undertake a self-tour, giving you the freedom to choose the places that interest you the most. The Temple of Dawn, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha are among the not to be missed cultural attractions. No trip to the Thai capital is complete without visiting some of its malls such as Siam Paragon, CentralWorld and MBK which provide hours of fun retail therapy. Also worth visiting on a short tour are the roadside markets and even the floating markets which provide a lively experience. As the day draws to a close one can choose a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya, enjoying exotic local cuisine and a fresh perspective of the city at night.