Another activity I enjoyed in Bangkok was the boat trip along Chao Phraya River. I have learned that it is the main river that runs from North to South Bangkok. It is a major transportation artery in the city and it has a vast network of ferries and water taxis.
During our boat trip, I noticed that many locals and tourists alike prefer this way of getting around Bangkok as its streets are often choked with heavy traffic jams. I think it’s an easy way to go up and down the river to the city’s main attractions and to other areas that are more easily accessed from the river than the rail network.
Our cruise along the Chao Phraya River was indeed lovely, peaceful and fun as we explored the city from a different perspective. On top of that, the views were stunning and we got nice breeze on a scorching day in Bangkok.
Even though Bangkok has become a contemporary city, I think a boat trip on the Chao Phraya River as well as the canals are still charming for whoever wishes to seek the tranquil atmosphere amidst the bustling city.