One of the best ways to explore Bangkok is by boat on the Chao Phraya River. You can do this quite cheaply by jumping on and off the express boat. You can also hire a long-tailed boat to explore the canals on the Thonburi side of the river. Another good way is to join a dinner cruise. Most operate in the evenings and only offer a buffet meal. On Saturday, I joined Rua Khun Mae for their afternoon boat tour on a converted barge which included dinner on the way back. My trip was a special program for Mother’s Day, so some places won’t be the same as their regular tours.
An all-day pass for the Chao PhrayaTourist Boat is 150B which includes free guide book. But cheaper to pay as you go pic.twitter.com/V6CHrgjgKh— Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) August 27, 2016
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is still covered in scaffolding. Not expected to finish restoration until end of the year pic.twitter.com/N0snsgPJkY— Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) August 27, 2016