If you have been to Bangkok many times already and you know it well, then this article you can hardly find something interesting for yourself. Rather it is of interest only to those who do very little knows about the capital of Thailand, or who has never traveled along river Bangkok channels. Actually, I want to offer you two short ones, but convenient routes to get from Khao San Road to some attractions. Of course there are tuk-tuki and colorful city buses, but they can get stuck in traffic, which is not happens to riverboats.
Some channels in Bangkok are not used, well, only if you wash
Houses stand right on the river channel
How to get from Khao San Road to Bankgok Business Center
In the business center of Bangkok, you may need to get there if you Want to climb the Bayok Sky viewing platform, or go to Lumpini Park, or you will need various shopping centers from Pantip Plaza to Big C.
You can go there by bus, but the path threatens to take a decent time. Therefore, I now prefer to walk to Wat Saket (Temple Golden Mountain) and from him go by klong to the Pratunam area, this just the very center where all the above listed are located attractions. If you walk from Khaosan, then walk to the temple more than 10 minutes, and you don’t need to go to him; reaching 500 meters and there will be a river channel.
I like this move option the most. Little of, that you float with a breeze in such places that are out of the window you will not see the bus, the boat itself is also so colorful! Roof at it is height adjustable by rope mechanisms, you need it for swimming under low bridges. I’m the first time I was driving, I suddenly had a roof on my head and I could not understand how this happened! And splashes from oncoming boats, from which in the same way ropes lift oilcloth borta, where still it can be seen? so I recommend this attraction if not for constant movements, then at least one time.
Fare 12 baht. Opening hours around 6 in the morning to 19 in the evening, look at the photos below in more detail. There are different boats, express and with all stops (but not on all moorings stop anyway). It is also worth considering that during any regattas, ferries operate only in the morning and in the evening.
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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I’ll give only a few. Nasa Vegas – convenient to stop near the airport and metro, Rajata – A good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 Residense is located in the center next to the park.
River channel near Wat Saket
In the middle of the boat engine
All conductors in helmets, not to be killed on the bridges
Sailing the Bangkok River Channels
Oncoming boats spray
All sorts of different houses on the road
It is necessary to leave and go quickly before the boat has sailed.
How to get from Khao San Road to Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Royal the palace
Bangkok’s royal palace is usually all reached by tuk-tuk, I preferred to walk, until rolled on a river tram along the Chao Phraya River. We reach from Khao San Road to Chao Phraya Embankment and Phra Arthit Pier for 5-10 minutes, then sit on the river tram and go with stops to the place we need. If you need a royal palace, then go to Tha Chang Cross pier, if you need Wat Pho, then Tha Tien. What if we want to get to Wat Arun, then we leave on the pier of Tha Tien and right there we transfer to the ferry that runs from one side of the river to another one.
Fare 15 baht. The cost of the ferry between Tha Tien and Wat Arun temple – 3 baht.
Sometimes on the Chao Phraya Quay is dirty
You want to live, and not so raskoryachishsya
Sandbags left after flood
There are a lot of fish in Chao Phraya and you can feed it.
Riverboat on the Chao Phraya River
Everything is good, only smokes heavily
Inside it is much more spacious than in boats that are klong are swimming
River slums – the cheapest accommodation
High-speed boats on the Chao Prie with engines from cars
Pier Tha Thien from the inside
Apparently even Thais can get
Near the Tha Tien pier fish market
Royal Regatta on Chao Praye
Royal Regatta on Chao Praye
Map of berths, schedule of river trams in Bangkok
P.S. Naturally channels in Bangkok are much more than given in the article, and there are a bunch of other routes, they just I did not need.
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