If you are planning to visit Bangkok, what I would suggest is that you should take one day to explore this river city by Chao Phraya Express Boat. This will give you a chance to see panoramic view of Bangkok in another aspect.
There are Chao Phraya River and numerous canals around Bangkok, therefore from the past to present traveling by boat is another choice for many people. Along the way, you could see Thai house on the bank and see a way of life of people living along the riverside which is still retains charm from the past. The highlight of this trip not to be missed is the sunset view at Temple of Dawn which is a magnificent view.
Moreover, traveling by Chao Phraya Express Boat also saves time and avoids heavy traffic jam in Bangkok problems. It is convenient because you can connect to the sky train at Saphan Taksin Station. Boat routes also connect you to many main tourist attractions in Bangkok such as Phra Athit, Khao San Road, Maharaj Pier, Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Pakklong Flower Market, Yaowaraj (China Town), Temple of Dawn, Hualumpong Railway Station, Siphraya Pier and Sathorn
Ticket Type: There are two type of Ticket
- Chao Phraya Express Boat: This one way ticket, price is 15-32 baht according to the distance
- Chao Phraya Tourist Boat: There will be guide on a boat described in English along the route Price is 40Baht for one way ticket and 150 baht for one day ticket (unlimited ride)
You can buy ticket at all piers
- Chao Phraya Express Boat served from 06:00 to 20:00
- Chao Phraya Tourist Boat served from 09:30 to 19:30
Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Map