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Chao Phraya River, Ayutthaya

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Known as the lifeblood of the capital city, Chao Phraya River provides transportation, trade routes and sightseeing opportunities. Eat a meal alongside the river and watch boat crews at work transporting goods, or join locals and tourists on ferries that commute between city locations. For a more unique experience, hire a long-tail boat that can explore the canals, or take a river cruise with dinner included. If you plan to spend the whole day using the ferry, consider a tourist boat ticket, which allows unlimited trips for the day and points out sites of interest. Using our world travel planner, Ayutthaya attractions like Chao Phraya River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Ayutthaya

Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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  • View is great on the river with boating etc also nice restaurants around the banks of the river which is excellent  more »
  • No cruise for us, but we found what seemed to be an authentic weekend market on this river, and only found Thai locals shopping there. However, we were told that the reason there was so much parking​ ...  more »
  • A must see. Went on a river cruise and then to the Gran Palace. Literally Thailand's 'nile'. This river is the main artery of Bangkok. I saw many types of dwellings, hotels and different types of rive...  more »