The boat trips along The Chao Phraya River and the Channels in Bangkok can be an excellent sightseeing route through the capital of Thailand. You can use boat rental as attraction or for getting from one district of the city to another. As you know, the capital suffers from traffic jams, and a trip along the river or channels is a good transport alternative. Local residents often use boats, because the cost of travel by water channels is quite low.
River transport is well developed in Bangkok, there are several types of boat routes with certain schedules. At the official website (chaophrayaexpressboat) you can find detailed Water Route Map. The fare depends on the route and the type of boat, it starts from 10 THB. You can buy a ticket at the pier or in the boat from the conductor. You can also buy a day pass for 150 THB and travel an unlimited number of times.
The city has a lot of channels with sailing boats. These routes are quite popular with locals, who get to work, and with tourists. The main route starts from the Temple of Golden Mount and goes to the business center of Bangkok where Central World, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, Pantip Plaza, Big C and others shopping centers, as well as the famous Baiyoke Sky hotel are located. If you need to get to the city center from Khaosan Road, feel free to use the channels of Bangkok! The fare is about 10 - 20 THB. Sailing along the channels of Bangkok is a great way to see and feel the life of this city from the inside. It is amazing how just moving away from a modern shopping center and going down under a bridge, you can get in a completely different reality with old small houses of local residents.
By ferry you can easily get from one bank of the river to another, the fare is only 3 THB.
So moving by boat along the river or along the channels, you can easily visit the main sights of Bangkok. If you want to enjoy a longer boat trip with a dinner and entertainments, you can book a boat tour at our website.