Explore Bangkok Riverside

Explore Bangkok Riverside

Stretching over 300km, the iconic Chao Phraya River twists through the heart of Bangkok, weaving the neighbourhoods together with riverfront communities that are integral to the city’s identity. Riverside areas offer a scenic contrast to the bustling streets of the city centre. Here, the banks are lined with historical complexes mingling with modern attractions and tourists staying at their luxury Bangkok city hotel, creating a unique travel experience in Thailand’s busy capital.

Wat Kalayanamit

This serene temple complex features ornate architecture and a peaceful atmosphere, offering a less crowded option for those looking to glimpse into the history of Thailand’s iconic temples. The buildings loom over the banks of the Chao Phraya, with a courtyard of picturesque ponds and waterlilies.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) sits across the river from Wat Kalayanamit, with its towering prang (Khmer-style spire) adorned with colorful porcelain shards. A breathtaking landmark during the day, the unique temple is bathed in gold during sunsets and stands as a glowing fixture when illuminated at night.

Lhong 1919

A restored riverside community, the former 19th-century Chinese Mansion features a courtyard of old shophouses transformed into art galleries, cafes, and unique shops. Follow the aroma of incense around the complex that sits only a minute away from the Wang Lee Pier ferry service.

Thonburi Canals

Explore the waterways inking the map of Thonburi, Bangkok – embark on a long-tail boat tour and weave through a network of khlongs (canals), witnessing local life unfold along the water’s edge. Despite the modern characteristics of the area, the canals pass through scenes of waterfront temples and bustling markets, a glimpse into a different side of Bangkok.

Asiatique The Riverfront Asiatique The Riverfront = Image via Flickr

A destination for shopaholics and foodies alike, the riverside market and mall of renovated waterfront warehouses houses trendy shops and renowned restaurants, 5 minutes away from Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Additionally, for a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya, catch a ride on Asiatique’s Ferris wheel overlooking the illuminated waters of the river.


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