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Bangkok River is regularly featured by the national, regional and international media. Travel writers and bloggers visit the Chao Phraya River throughout the year to write articles about where to stay and what to do for travelers looking to discover the real Bangkok. You will find a selection here.

Bangkok, travel guide and things to do around Chao Phraya river: It’s Bangkok, just not as you know it

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It’s become a lot cooler by the river in Bangkok since we’ve been gone. I don’t mean that the Chao Phraya, that slinking equatorial cocoa-coloured serpent that curls through this city of almost 11 million and is also the city’s grand aquatic superhighway, is the place to escape the enervating heat. Bangkok, after all, is…

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Bangkok rediscovers the magic of its legendary river

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In the historic—and once again buzzing—riverside districts of Thailand’s capital, one writer traces her family’s past.   Bangkok’s Chao Phraya flows in exaggerated loops through historic neighborhoods, past Buddhist temples, gilded palaces, and humble teak bungalows teetering on the water’s edge. The river floats by the curled rooflines of Chinese shrines, the spires of Christian…

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Old is New Again at Bangkok’s Hong Sieng Kong

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The past few years have seen a number of crumbling warehouses and estates along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River successfully transformed into hip hangouts (The Jam Factory and Lhong 1919 are but two examples) that manage to coexist with the traditional fabric of their neighborhoods. To judge by the latest addition to the scene, the trend…

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Scenic waterway to get makeover

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Klong Phadung Krung Kasem’s winding route past markets and historical sites ideal for revamp Since the end of 2020, Klong Phadung Krung Kasem has seen a number of improvements, in particular the introduction of electric passenger boats along the Thewet Market Pier to Hua Lamphong Pier stretch. Around February of 2022, landscape improvements will start…

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How to spend 24 action-packed hours in Talad Noi and Chinatown

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When you think of Chinatown, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the intense, bustling Yaowarat. But venture out to Soi Nana and Talad Noi, the historical neighborhood’s quieter side, and you’ll be swept away by the indie cafes, street eats, art spaces, and crumbling shophouses-turned-cocktail bars. Grab your camera and follow our hacks…

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Google Doodle Celebrates Charoen Krung Road, The very first paved road

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The present Doodle observes Charoen Krung Road, the very first paved road in Bangkok, which officially opened to travel on this day in 1864. Built close by the banks of the Chao Phraya River, a tributary that flows through the heart of the city’s urban center, this historic thoroughfare paved the way for the modernization…

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Postcard from . . . Bangkok: goodbye to a grand old station

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That most venerable matriarch of south-east Asian rail travel, Bangkok’s much-loved Hua Lamphong station, is about to be shunted into the sidings. Next month the grande dame will in effect be handed her redundancy notice by the opening of upstart Bang Sue, a spanking new airport-lookalike rail hub, 8km to the north. The anodyne Bang…

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How Bangkok’s Khao San Road evolved from a rice market into the world’s most famous travel hub

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Bangkok (CNN) — Once upon a time, the locals peddled rice on Bangkok’s Khao San Road. Lots of it. Barge after barge paddled, and later motored, down the vast Chao Phraya River and into the mouth of Banglamphu Canal, where they dropped off thousands of tons in jute sacks to wholesalers in the neighborhood. By…

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Riverside hotel slated for 2025

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A 4.6-billion-baht boutique hotel development project located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River is scheduled to be completed in 2025, says the Treasury Department. Home to a 130-year-old building owned by the Treasury Department, the five-rai project is being developed by U City Plc, the project concessionaire, after a 16-year period of inactivity…

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A Quiet Canal Cruise

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The solar-powered boat is operated daily by Krungthep Thanakom of the BMA and available between Hua Lamphong Railway Station pier and Talat Devaraj pier. The service is available every 15 minutes from 6-9am and 4-7pm. During midday or from 9.30am to 4pm, the boat will leave its station every 30 minutes. During the weekends, the…

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MINE Smart Ferry: the next wave of electric vessels in Thailand’s waterways

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The clean energy soon could transform Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, with electric catamarans as it helps to promote alternative-energy transportation and reduce the PM2.5 problem. Energy Absolute is manufacturing 42 aluminium-alloy electric vessels, each of which can carry up to 250 people and travel 80 kilometres on a 20-minute charge. Their 800 kWh lithium-ion packs…

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Awakening Bangkok 2020

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Time Out Bangkok reveals highlight features and activities of Awakening Bangkok lighting festival Bangkok’s shiniest lighting installation fair Awakening Bangkok by Time Out Bangkok has now gained full force to make a comeback for the third time next week. Like people say, “third time’s a charm,” this return will be bigger than before with more artworks…

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