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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.

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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The Organic Renaissance of Bangkok’s Creative District

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New Beginnings for Bang Rak and Klong San Neighbourhoods in Bangkok evolve rapidly. New developments often involve old structures being replaced by high-rise shopping malls, condominiums, and offices. However, the districts of Bang Rak and Klong San, associated with the older riverside history, have in recent years gone through a revival of a different kind….

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Why Charoenkrung is still Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood

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Parallel to the Chao Praya River, Charoenkrung, Bangkok’s first functional road, is the ‘hood where buildings hold historical value, hip cafes spring up left and right, and vibrant murals color weathered walls down every soi. See BK Magazine’s recommendations for coffee and breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks, art galleries and getting around.

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BMA touts historic canal route plan

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will spend 150 million baht to develop a new 15km canal network in Thon Buri as part of an initiative to revive tourism in Bangkok. Pijaya Nagavajra, BMA deputy permanent secretary, said the BMA has asked the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council to approve the budget…

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Splitting Atoms in the Big Bang

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(Excerpt from article by Bill Barnett of C9 Hotelworks) … Keeping the flame burning, my next stop takes me past the wall of voodoo and down to the resurging Chao Praya River. One of Asia’s most notable accidental tourism phenoms has to be how the two-decade-old commissioning of the BTS sky train shifted tourists away…

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The Iconic World of Andy Warhol

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Thais can get a glimpse into the mind of the avant-garde master until Nov 24 Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the border closures, the “Andy Warhol: Pop Art” exhibition finally found its way to Bangkok after its schedule was postponed from May to this month. Set against the vibrant walls, the iconic portraits of…

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Ethnicity Street

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Graffiti artists have turned Charoen Krung into a visual feast to raise spirits and revitalise the old Bangkok trading hub Like other cities across the world, Bangkok has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, people have been falling into depression over the past several months. So, in order to bring the cheerful…

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Exploring the flavours of Bangkok’s Royal Island

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Rattanakosin is one of Bangkok’s most historic precincts and offers some of the city’s best street food. Travel writer Julie Miller takes us on a culinary tour. Bordering Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River to the west, several canals to the east and Chinatown in the south is Rattanakosin, one of Bangkok’s most historic precincts. Established in…

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Exploring the old ways of old town

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It was a Sunday morning and the skies were brushed with a streak of grey. The rain clouds came and ruined our plans of capturing some striking pictures of waterside communities against a blue backdrop as we cruised along the Phasi Charoen canal to explore the old town of Thon Buri. Amid a relaxing and…

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