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31 January 2009

Maenaam Chao Phraya, Bangkok

Meanaam Chao Phraya, Bangkok. It is the most important waterway in Thailand. Boats of all sizes ply this river ranging from huge container ships that berth at Klong Toey Port to small dugouts. Its most recognized water transporters are the rice barges and the long-tail boats. Then there are cross river ferries and the river express boats serving as water-born buses bringing commuters to the city from as far up-river as Nonthaburi. A cruise on the Chao Phraya River gives you a new perspective on Bangkok as you pass by the imposing Prangs of Wat Arun, the majestic Grand Palace and the Temple of The Emerald Buddha. You'll see a different side of commerce as huge lines of rice barges are towed by a small tugboat and other barges carrying cargo as diverse as sand and gravel, even soft drinks and beer

Yameen and Dr Mama waiting for the river taxi
All kinds and sizes of boats ply the Chao Phraya
Most of Bangkok's attraction is accessible through the river
Everything is sold on the jetty stops
Many river taxis ply the river, and efficient too
Gives you a different perspective on City of Bangkok
Locals and tourists alike patronise the river taxis
Many seats and spaces while waiting for the boats
Even the 5-star hotels have it's own pick-up points
It is a very very busy waterway for Bangkok
Short stops, cheap and convenient alternative trasportation
Old houses are still on the banks of the Chao Phraya

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