Yodpiman Pier: A River Walk to the Flower Market

Chao Phraya express boat

Visiting Pak Klong Talat, Bangkok’s biggest flower market, is now more convenient and fun. You can take the Chao Phraya Express boat, get off at Pak Klong Talat Pier, explore the flower and vegetable market and enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious cake in a riverside cafe with a view of the city’s historical sites.

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Tha Maharaj Pier: A Bustling Riverside Community Mall on the Chao Phraya

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Most of Bangkok’s historic sites such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho are located along the Chao Phraya River. So traveling on commuter boats to visit these places becomes one of the most popular activities among tourists. However, after a long walking tour, it is hard to find a place where you can sit, relax and sip a cup of coffee while watching the hustle and bustle of the river.

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New Mekhala Bangkok Cruise with Tour in Ayutthaya


New Bangkok river Cruise to include tour in Ayutthaya. DEPARTURES: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

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Quirky Things You Will See During the Mekhala Cruise

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Besides the Grand Palace, the iconic stupa of Wat Arun and peaceful scenes of lives along the river, there are some oddities and offbeat things you will see or even try during the Mekhala cruise.

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Getting to Mekhala Pier from BTS Skytrain


It takes less than 10 minutes to walk to the Mekhala pier at Wat Yannawa, which is near Taksin BTS skytrain station on the Sukhumvist Line.

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Weeds on the River: How Thais Turn Invasive Plants to Good Use

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Often our guests on the Mekhala cruise are curious about the numerous patches of water plant floating in the Chao Phraya River and wonder what its impact is on the river’s ecosystem.

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Tastes of Thailand: Thai Roti

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Generally, Thais call most kinds of Indian flatbread as Roti. Some are savory and some are sweets. The sweet roti is a popular street snack you can find anywhere in Thailand. The classic one is drizzled with condensed milk and sugar

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Shopping for Good Cause at the Grand Palace

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It’s hard for anyone who comes to Thailand to miss a visit at the Grand Palace. Indeed, the place also has a little gem that only a few people know about. It’s a great place to showcase and sell traditional Thai handicraft products. And it’s for good cause.

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Finding Cheap, Delicious Thai Food in Bangkok

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Eating in a local restaurant can give you a real taste of Thai fare. If you visit Bangkok and want to go to a good Thai restaurant that does not modify their recipes to please tourists and is popular and affordable to most Bangkokians with average income, here are a few rules that locals observe when finding a place to eat.

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Boat and Bike: Bangkok to Ayutthaya


This boat and bike holiday combines a pleasant cycling tour with a relaxing stay on a charming barge.  Admire the traditional and the cosmopolitan sides of Bangkok from the deck of the Mekhala. Cycle along waterside roads and rural villages, touring the historic city of Ayutthaya, Thailand’s old capital and a UNESCO world heritage site, […]

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