One of the most attractive rivers in Thailand, the Chao Phraya River has been the centre of the city’s pulse for centuries as a waterway that made most of old Bangkok accessible. Today, the best way to see it is through a Chao Phraya cruise.
The Historic District
You can explore the historical district of Rattanakosin on the east bank of the Chao Phraya which is home to some of the most famous historical sites in Bangkok like Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.
Asiatique is a recently opened riverside shopping complex that you can visit through a river cruise company like Manohra Cruises. It has many shops, a night market and Thailand’s biggest Ferris wheel.
The Royal Barges Museum
The Royal Barges Museum is where you can view the collection of beautiful and ornate royal barges that are distinct and long and have been used for the Royal Barges Procession and for important royal and Buddhist ceremonies.
Phra Sumen fort was built in 1782 as part of the defence of Bangkok against invaders. Out of all the forts that were built at the time Phra Sumen is one of two that remain to the day and worth exploring.
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