8 Bangkok Attractions You Can Reach By Boat

Skip the awful traffic jams.

When it comes to getting around Bangkok, we usually think of taxis, tuk-tuks and skytrains. But there’s another way to travel that doesn’t involve gridlock or large crowds. It’s boats.

The Chao Phraya Express Boat system is reliable and efficient – the boats run on a fixed schedule, and all piers along the river are clearly marked in English and Thai. Here’s our pick of the most interesting pier stops found along the scenic 21km route.

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CLEO Bangkok by boat

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel.

Each and every one of its rooms overlook the river and the city skyline and, get this – the hotel has its very own pier. It’s just one stop away from Central Pier, where you can easily change boat lines and which is a short walk away from the Saphan Taksin skytrain station.

An earlier version of this article first appeared in the December 2017 issue of CLEO magazine.

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