Setting into Bangkok city, the first thing you’ll notice is that gridlock is a constant mainstay in its streets and highways. But while the roads are always laden with traffic jams and chaotic crisscrossing motorcycles, the Chao Phraya River still remains one of the most consistent and peaceful ways to get around in the city.
Today, the ferry service is considered one of the most convenient and cheapest modes of transportation for the 50,000 or so locals who use it to get to work every day.
Traverse The Idyllic Chao Phraya River of Bangkok on A Peaceful Boat Ride
On the other hand, tourists getting on a hop-on hop-off boat is certainly the usual sight when it comes to the Chao Phraya River. An idyllic boat ride along the famed river does afford one a fascinating opportunity you must experience for yourself.
Essentially, you may drop off at any of the eight piers running along the river route (from Sathorn to Phra Pin Klao Pier, to be exact) to visit some of the main attractions Bangkok has to offer which includes the well-known Wat Arun and The Grand Palace.
But for a laidback, enjoyable evening jaunt, you should definitely make it a point to visit Asiatique — the riverfront open-air mall occupying the former docks of the East Asiatic Company.
Here, you’ll find numerous retail shops, in addition to a diverse line up of restaurants and bars, and even a huge Ferris wheel for you to take in the magnificent night scenery of Bangkok city at an elevation!