For the locals of Thailand, Chao Praya River is one of their means of transportation to go from one city to another city. But for the tourists, it’s a must try experience. The cruise gives you a glimpse of areas around Cha Praya river.
Passengers are mixed of both locals and tourists.
Typical boat that cruise around Chao Praya River.
If you have budget you can try having a luxury cruise with lunch or dinner while cruising. You can check the web for this offerings. But if you have limited budget, you can still cross the river and cruise by riding water boat taxi.
The friendly tourist guide also provide helpful information and history about places in Bangkok.
As you go along, you can see various buildings, temples, and other structures surrounding Chao Praya River.
I really enjoy the ride 🙂
Going to Bangkok from the Airport is easy with Suvarnabhumi Airport Link. This link shortened inbound and outbound travel time and it is the cheapest and fastest way to reach the city.
The express service of Suvarnabhumi Airport Link is a 15-minute non-stop journey between the City Terminal and the airport, with a fare at Bt150 (USD 5) per trip.
I don’t know why, but i really love trains. I envied cities with efficient train system like Bangkok, Japan, Hongkong and Singapore. How I wish we also have one all over the Metro Manila and neigborhood cities. (Attention DPWH Sec. Mar Roxas).
This is one of the gates in Suvarnabhumi Airport, this photo is taken while i’m waiting to board passengers going to Chiang Mai. So nice no?
To know train timetable, route and rates please visit: http://bangkokairporttrain.com/time-table-route.html
Just across where we stay (KC Place Hotel) is the Thailand’s tallest hotel the “Baiyoke Sky Hotel.” After freshening up, we didn’t waste our time, we head out to Baiyoke Sky to eat lunch. We’re supposed to have buffet lunch at Bangkok Balcony in 81st floor. Bangkok Balcony is the newest fertile grilled & international buffet outlet. It has 4 outdoor balconies where you can view according to view the amazing city of Bangkok.
But since we have limited budget, we end up in Sky Coffee Shop in 18th floor. This resto is more than just a coffee shop, they also serves both Thai and international cuisine with slight view of the city.
Ana ordered Japanese vento set and I tried their beefy lasagna.
My beef lasgana comes with freshly-baked bread with butter.
I also ordered one of their best seller drinks the “Baiyoke Passion Drink.”
And Ana ordered Green Mango and Apple Shake.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel Facts:
Photo Credits: Baiyoke Sky Hotel
Strategically located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, the 88-storey Baiyoke Sky Hotel is Thailand’s tallest building. The hotel is convenient to the largest fashion square in downtown Bangkok, and close to shopping centers and entertainment, with Central World, Gaysorn Plaza and the Peninsula within walking distance. The business center at Baiyoke Sky Hotel features the full range of modern equipment and around-the-clock professional assistance. The airport-rail link to Suvarnabhumi Airport can be connected to at nearby Rajprarop Station, 150 meters away – a hotel shuttle bus makes the trip every hour. The shuttle also transports guests to Chatujak weekend market (JJ market) and to Suvarnabhumi Airport. (source: www.agoda.com)