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The heart of Thailand, or the river of life - that is what Thais, with awe and tenderness, call their "wet nurse" the Chao Phraya River.
The lives of 15 million of people are connected with this river one way or another. That is why the Thais speak about it with so much passion and give it many affectionate nicknames.
By the river, it is easy to reach the key attractions of Bangkok; you can also arrange a tour by the river transport. In the evening, you can watch a romantic sunset and amazing views of Bangkok falling asleep.
The Thais are sure that as long as the river flows, life flows, too. So, the condition of Chao Phraya is controlled at government level.
Chao Phraya River on the map
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More places to visit in Bangkok
The magnificent view of the city from the 63rd floor of a skyscraper, known to the wide public from the movie "The Hangover, Part 2", cannot leave anyone indifferent.5
A magnificent 18th century ensemble comprising museums, a library and the temple of the Emerald Buddha — this is a must-see for any visitor to Bangkok.22
You can not only stare at the 46-meter golden Buddha and lots of little buddhas at the temple, but also thoroughly cleanse your karma and attract luck.11
It is rather small in size, but one of the most popular zoos in Bangkok. There are more than 1,600 species of different animals.20
Temple of Dawn Wat Arun
The magnificent pagoda, elegantly decorated with porcelain, is quite difficult to get to – your reward will be a stunning panoramic view of Bangkok!14
Siam Ocean World Aquarium
Immerse in the Little Mermaid fairy-tale in Bangkok’s huge aquarium — here you’ll be surrounded by sea stars and multicolored fish, penguins and otters, rays and sharks.29
Amusement park Dream World
The park has 4 themed areas, each of them can compete for the title of the most interesting one. Yet the most extraordinary entertainment here is the opportunity to play in the snow in the height of hot summer!26
Theta State Float Center
Theta State Float Center is a highly popular place, due to the opportunity of body and soul recuperation in gravity free conditions that this center presents.12
The Jim Thompson House
The mysteriously missing king of Thai silk left as a legacy to the world his beautiful house, which now accommodates a remarkable museum of antiques.3
National Theater of Thailand
You may not understand a word of the classical plays in the Thai language, but the actors’ ornate costumes and the beautiful setting will speak for themselves.9
The Golden Mount is a fabulous islet of peace in the heart of the bustling metropolis. The way along a winding path is not less beautiful than the temple on the top!15
A quiet lake creates a splendid atmosphere for a romantic evening; running tracks, fitness center and sports props rental are located in the park to help you to stay in good shape.10