Cruising along Chao Phraya River
A cruise along the Chao Phraya River, the main river in Bangkok, and some canals on the Thon Buri side is the most enjoyable way to explore the city once dubbed "Venice of the East". On both sides of the Chao Phraya River, you can see many magnificent temples, historic buildings as well as luxury high-rise hotels, while enjoying the cool breeze. Chao Praya River Express operates a regular boat service up and down the river, providing an easy river trip. For a private tour, you can hire a long-tail boat at Tha Chang Pier near the Grand Palace or Tha Si Phraya Pier near the River City Shopping Complex.