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The Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
You think I have missed this river in Bangkok. I don’t really understand what makes it special venturing this wide river with brownish water. Thais made a good outcome out of improving means of transportation on this river. No traffic, no hassles and time consuming riding the boats in Chao Phraya River, Bangkok for about 10 Baht?.
Still in day 4 in Bangkok. After escaping my wonderful visit in Wat Arun, I walked down the Chao Phraya, almost 20 minute walk to the main port. My goal is just to ride the ferry up to its last station. Just venturing the river…..
Riding the ferry in Chao Phraya is like riding an MRT or the sky train. You have to pay before boarding and there are countless stops on its various stations. It was fun watching the other ferries come and go and small boats are swaying to and fro due to the tiny waves that these bigger ferries create.
You can see a lot of buildings in Bangkok are just by the river. An inspirational sightseeing which indicates how developed and victorious the economy of Bangkok is. I think it’s definitely beating up the Philippines in many ways.
Along the river are residential areas which despite the dwelling on the water, still these houses looked decent, clean and cozier. It doesn’t seem to be like of informal settlers’.
The entire ride passes through 6 major bridges in the districts in Bangkok. It took me around 2 hours on the ferry back and forth.
You’d think there’s no thrill? On the end part of the trip, I was squeezed and whirled to and fro when people flooded on the ferry. T’was around 5PM and just like in Manila, it’s just about time to go home from work.
>>Next: I made this side trip to this unique market along the railway, Yeah! Still in Bangkok, Baby!