A mighty river flows through the urban jungle that is Bangkok. Moving along at its own pace, this ancient waterway has seen the rise and fall of age-old kingdoms and has witnessed modern marvels coming up along the cityscape. As you let these strong but silent waters carry you along on a journey of discovery, you get a chance to see Bangkok anew, where life along the river goes on unhurriedly and the grandeur and religious heritage of Thailand are ever present as well. Bangkok river cruises certainly are a wonderful way to experience the city like never before.
Such cruises take place on the Chao Phraya River, also known as the ‘River of Kings’, which flows through the city. A great way to soak up this enchanting atmosphere is to find a serviced apartment Bangkok has to offer in the Riverside area which also offers easy access to cruises. Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok is one such option to consider.
The boats used in these cruises can vary. While some of them are more modern in nature, some are traditional rice barges that have been luxuriously converted into a captivating vessel. Some boats even come with accommodation options, giving you the chance to spend a night on the river.
A popular choice for sightseeing, cruises in Bangkok takes you past some of the capital’s most well-known attractions. Foremost amongst these would undoubtedly be the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun); lit up in spectacular fashion at night, this ancient temple is certainly a sight to behold. Depending on the route your boat takes, you will also pass such landmarks as the Grand Palace, the Royal Barge National Museum and Wat Pho Bang O.
Apart from sightseeing, you also get special dinner cruises; these voyages give you the double pleasure of enjoying Bangkok’s famous sights along with the capital’s equally well-known dining delights!
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