The Boats on the Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya has been a busy river since ancient time. There are a variety of boats that navigate the river in Bangkok. Private long tail boats are fast and available for river and canal tours in the capital. Public commuter boats run from dawn till dusk from Bangkok’s central port (Klong Toei) to as far north as Nontaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. The journey takes over an hour. Smaller trips between other landings cost as little as 10 baht.

Commuter boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

A chartered tour boat in Bangkok

The  riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

A small boat like this used most villagers who live on the river bank

Cargo barges pulled by a motor boat

People are getting on a boat to cross the Chao Phraya river, Bangkok

A motor boat on the outskirts of Bangkok with the backdrop of stilthouses

Boat houses are commonly seen outside Bangkok.