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Trip Along The Chao Phraya River

trip along     The Chao Phraya River plays many roles in Thai life, in fact it is regarded as the principal artery of the nation. Much of Thai history can be traced along the bands of the Chao Phraya River. As it flows, the river carries with it the history and culture of the country.

     The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat service takes you to 8 different piers providing access to Bangkok’s most famous attractions many of which are in the Rattanakosin Island Historic Area which was settled during the Thonburi and Rattanakosin eras. Old temples, palaces and communities along the Chao Phraya River banks tell us that the Chao Phraya River has Provided livelihood for the people and has led to the birth of a civilization.

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat

     The BTS Skytrain joins hands with Bangkok's biggest public water transportation provider, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,Ltd. (established 38 years ago) to introduce a new water transportation service "The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat". This service provides tourists with the opportunity to see Bangkok from a whole new perspective, within one day, tourist can easily travel on high quantity boats from pier to pier without worrying about purchasing boat tickets or getting lost. Plus, they can visit many attractive tourist spots such as the temple of Dawn, and the great Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.

Routing & Piers

     The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat provides service to 8 piers, which in turn give access to Bangkok's most famous attractions. The journey starts from the Central pier adjacent to BTS Saphan Taksin Station s6 and proceeds up the river, stopping at 8 pier and returns back to Central Pier on the same route. You can freely get on and off at any pier to explore the beauty of sites in surrounding areas. Piers served by the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat are listed below :

     1. Sathorn Pier           (connection with BTS Skytrain at Saphan Taksin Station)

     2. Oriental Pier          Oriental Pier 

     3. Si Phraya Pier        Si Phraya Pier           

     4. Rajchawong Pier    Ratchawong Pier    

     5. Tha Tien Pier         Tha Tien Pier 

     6. Maharaj Pier          Maharaj Pier

     7. Wang Lang Pier     Wang Lang Pier       

     8. Phra Arthit Pier      Phra Arthit Pier        

Service Condition

     Unlimited rides on Chao Phraya Express Boat from Central Pier to Pha Arthit Pier

     This trip can be made on the stamped date only

     Passengers may take any other Chao Phraya Express Boat with the same route from 9.30 - 19.30 hrs. using One Day River Pass without paying extra charges

Fare:   ฿150 Valid for unlimited service per day.

How to Get There: From U-Tiny by taxi or hotel shuttle to Airport Rail Station take a train till the ending Phaya Thai Station * get of and take the BTS (Bangkok Sky train-Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station) and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take the Chao Phraya Express Boat

OR

take a taxi from U-Tiny hotel about 1 hour drive (taxi fare per traffic minimum 500 THB)