日本での一年間

August 28, 2011

Getting around Bangkok: River Ferries

Take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and you can walk to the pier to hop on the Chao Phraya Express Boat. From there, several boats go up the river. Every 30 minutes, a tourist boat runs. It costs a little bit more, but it has announcements in English telling you where to get off to get to certain places.

Living on the river

Prow of the Chao Phraya Express Boat.

The pier. Tires prevent the boat and pier from colliding.

Another river boat

The Chao Phraya again.

This guy was amazing. He was not only in charge of herding people on and off the boat, but also in charge of anchoring and un-anchoring the boat at each pier. I liked watching him jump back on the boat as we pulled away.

Hurrying back before the boat leaves. Run! Run!

Phew! Made it.

There are also ferries for crossing the river that cost 3 Bahts (about 10 cents USD). It only takes a minute or two to cross the river.

Monks ride the ferries too.

The cross=river ferry has no doors. Be careful not to fall out!

Ferry driver

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  1. […] across the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, is Wat Arun. (You can easily use a ferry to cross the river.) The Wat Arun temple is especially beautiful at sunset. Wat Arun rises out of […]

    Pingback by Bangkok – Wat Arun « 日本での一年間 — August 31, 2011 @ 8:17 am


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