Chao Phraya river cruise

Chao Phraya river cruise, Bangkok

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The Chao Phraya is the largest and most important river in Thailand and it flows right through Bangkok. So a very fun and very cheap way to travel from A to B in Bangkok is by boat taxi on the Chao Phraya River. There are several embarkation points all along the river. You buy a boat ticket at one of the counters before boarding the boat. 

Boarding and leaving is at a furious pace and the boat stops at different stops every 5 minutes. Taking the cruise is a fun way to get around and enjoy everything you encounter along the way.  

The main sights in Bangkok can be reached by boat: Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. By boat, you can easily combine them all in one day.

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

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Wat Arun Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bangkok and is named after Aruna, the God of dawn. The temple is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, across from the Grand Palace. The temple is 82 metres high and the tower is covered with ceramic tiles and coloured porcelain. When the sun shines, this gives the temple a beautiful glow, which makes for a pretty picture.  

To reach the top of Wat Arun Temple, you have to climb quite a steep staircase and takes some time, but once at the top, you have a brilliant view of the river and, with clear weather, even the Grand Palace. Therefore, a visit to this temple is well worth the many steps.  

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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

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The complex is one of the oldest in the city, built in 1782, making it one of Bangkok’s main historical attractions. The Royal Palace was the former residence of the king. Today, the palace is only used for ceremonies and ceremonies on public holidays. On the grounds of the Grand Palace, be enchanted by the gold-rimmed roofs, the huge elephant statues and the beautiful garden.

Also on the grounds of the Grand Palace is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, Thailand’s most important Buddhist temple. The Wat Phra Kaew, consists of countless precious stones and mosaic tiles, making the temple look stunning. The golden decorations and beautiful statues are a treat for your camera.

Before you plan to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, make sure your shoulders and knees are well covered. Otherwise, you will not enter the grounds!

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