With a lot of history and detail, the Chao Phraya flows through the city of Bangkok earning it the name ‘Venice of the East’. Offering many locals their livelihood, the river has managed to attract many people from the far corners of the world.
The city’s lifeblood
The river is used as a mode of transport by around 50,000 people every day – these people use ferries to get to their desired destinations. Also, to facilitate the people who visit the city, there are places such as Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel not too far from the river.
There are beguiling temples, churches and various types of buildings with an architectural value that you will fancy. Also – unless you stay at a Siam hotel in Bangkok –you can grab a bite from wooden stalls that flank the river.
Most locals and tourists take the ferries – the courtesy of the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company – to travel back and forth – the price usually ranges over 15 baht.
The Flower Market
This is one of the interesting highlights. The best time to go to the market is when the sun is just about to rise.
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