Chao Phraya River In Thailand

The video above shows some of the pictures taken from a boat on the Chao Phraya River. The Chao Phraya River is great if you want to take a break from the congestion on the roads. Not only does it offer a different mode of transportation, but since the Chao Phraya River flows through Bangkok, it is actually an major and integrated part of the city’s transportation system. This basically means it can take you where-ever you want to go while providing you some sight-seeing opportunities as well.

Here is some background information from Wikipedia:

The Chao Phraya River (Thai: ??????????????? (Pronunciation)) is a major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.

Here is some more information from Encyclopedia Britannica:

Chao Phraya River, Thai Mae Nam Chao Phraya, also called Maenam, principal river of Thailand. It flows south through the nation’s fertile central plain for more than 225 miles (365 km) to the Gulf of Thailand. Thailand’s capitals, past and present (Bangkok), have all been situated on its banks or those of its tributaries and distributaries, as are many other cities.

The Chao Phraya constitutes a valuable waterway for the transport of the nation’s traditional exports of teak and rice south to Bangkok, though less bulky commodities are now moved overland by road or rail. For centuries the Thai have made use of the Chao Phraya, and particularly its canal (khlong) system, for drainage, recreation, and fishing and as a source of water.