While most locals in Bangkok deem it as their lifeblood, others see the Chao Phraya as a way of life as they commute back and forth on the daily through its vast network of boats, water taxis and ferries, segregated into 15 vital boat lines.
Indistinguishably intertwined with the city it flows through, the veins of the river split off its main artery, thus connecting the densely populated settlements and rural villages in the other western regions of Thailand to the urban metropolis itself.
Commuting by the express boat is one of the cheapest ways to get around Bangkok and luckily, there are various attractions that are easily accessible from the river including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun.
For a fun history lesson, opt for a guided river cruise that offer endless bouts of information as the boat travels through the canals. Alternatively, elevate your experience by drifting along the Chao Phraya with an elaborate dinner cruise complete with entertainment.
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Soak up the good vibes from dawn till dusk as Bangkok’s effervescent nightlife literally has it all. From extremely budget-conscious dives all the way to lavish lounges and taverns, all revelers and movers and shakers have to do is pick their poison.
There are many reasons why this capital city is one of the most visited in the world and besides its irresistible gastronomic offerings, Bangkok extends an out of this world shopping experience at its colossal outdoor markets that run day and night.
Built in 1782, Bangkok’s stunning Grand Palace remains the spiritual core of the Thai Kingdom till this day. Its 218,000 square metre footprint houses royal and throne halls, government offices and the iconic Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew.
Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur and architect who was integral to the renaissance of the Thai silk industry, mysteriously disappeared with no remains ever found and what was left behind is his ceaseless legacy of textiles, as well as art and other personal belongings.