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June 19th 2014
Published: June 19th 2014
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Traveling by boat on the Chao Phraya river This is about the Chao Phraya River the principal river in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. When I was living in Bangkok I often traveled on this river by commuter boat to avoid the horrendous traffic jams of the sprawling metropolis. There are several ways to take a river cruise in Bangkok. The cheapest is to take the Orange Flag line commuter bo... Read Full Entry

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Passengers on the commuter boat (Buddhist temple in background).
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Grand Palace/Emeral Buddha temple from the river.
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Luxury condominium on the river.
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Luxury cruise boat especially for tourists.
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This is one of the hotel cruise boats.
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Cruising on the river.
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Close up of hotel boat.
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Taken at Thewet pier on a different day.
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Temple of Dawn at a distance from the boat.
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There's also a Chinese temple along the river.
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Scenes from the boat at sunset.
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Closer view of a Buddhist temple.
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Another view of Buddhist temple.
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Taken from the pier at Prayap.
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A high rise hotel.
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Buildings along the Chao Phraya river.
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This pier is only for special boats.
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The big building is the CAT (Communications Authority of Thailand) government office.
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Luxury hotel in the background.
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The Rama 8 Bridge opened in 2002.
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Taken from riverside restaurant at Thewet pier.

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