Dubbed the “Venice of the East” – this majestic river also known as the Chao Phraya River is one of Thailand’s premier attractions. Visitors will be in for a delightful experience once they board a cruise along the renowned river. Tourists are also allowed to explore the city via a boat along the canal trails on the Thon Buri.
It is known that many of Bangkok’s citizens in early years settled along the Chao Phraya River due to the plentiful farming lands alongside the riverbanks. However, these people gradually sort their lives and moved towards the main suburbs of the country. Visitors will see traces of architecture and traditional ways of life during the early Rattanakosin period still left by the river by its occupants. The waterway at that time used to be congested as people used it for trade and transportation.
Today, Chao Phraya River and its canals have become a place of peace with its picturesque views and attractions away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can see a number of cities along the Chao Phraya River that include Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Chainat, Singburi, Ayutthaya, Samut Prakan and Bangkok. These mentioned cities are among the most historical and traditional settlements in Thailand.
Chao Phraya is known as a major transportation hub for a network of water taxis and river busses that transport goods to and from the city, over a bridge named the Phra Pin-kla. A number of other bridges have been built across the river and some of the amazing architecture of the bridges which the traveller can see are the Rama VI railroad bridge, Rama IX, Mega Bridge and the Rama VIII Bridge. Longtails (boats) are also found scattered around the river for fishing purposes and a dozen other boats are seen on the canal banks and rivers.
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