A cruise on the legendary Chao Phraya River and using the regular boat taxis on some canals on the Thonburi side is one the most pleasant and best ways to explore Bangkok: you will be close to the real Thai life in the city. Many river tours can be booked as organized tours.
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2011
Photos from the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok Ferry and Riverside
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) Of all Bangkok's and Thailand's temples, the renown for tourists and reviered for Thai's is the Wat Phra Kaew, or the temple of the Emerald Buddha. For the Thais, the Wat Phra Kaew is the most spiritually and historically significant of all temples as the Emerald Buddha traces a direct line with the Lord Buddha 2500 years ago.