Chao Praya River, Ayutthaya

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Known as the lifeblood of the capital city, Chao Praya 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. Our Ayutthaya attractions planner makes visiting Chao Praya River and other Ayutthaya attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This River has a lot of movement of goods and people. Would not be advisable to take a bath!
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  • The river is the lifeline of the city and also the starting point for all kinds of tours. So many sights are right on it and are accessible by water taxi. Also the cruises in the Klongs depart from here. You should've done a ride on a boat.
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  • When I first saw the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok was amazed by its size. Also dirt, haze, I was surprised on the amount of trash. Use the express boat can cruise the Chao Phraya River.
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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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