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Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) Tours and Activities

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Every great city has a river, and Bangkok’s is the Chao Phraya (Mae Nam Chao Phraya). Alive with traditional long-tail boats, passenger ferries, and cargo boats, the Chao Phraya River is the lifeblood of the city. It winds past both ancient temples and modern high-rises, offering a unique, local perspective on the Thai capital.

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Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

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A Bangkok river cruise is a luxurious way to view main attractions—including the Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)—illuminated at night. During your Chao Phraya River dinner cruise, feast on a buffet of authentic Thai dishes while watching the lit-up city skyline pass by. Relax as the live band provides the ambiance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.88
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$37.88

Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk

Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk

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This award-winning night tour by tuk-tuk provides a great introduction to Bangkok for first-time visitors, but it also showcases a side of the city that most repeat visitors haven't seen. You get to bypass heavily trafficked areas and take off-the-beaten-track routes toward illuminated temples such as Wat Pho and a bustling, 24-hour flower market. Enjoy dinner, followed by dessert at a mystery stop. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.48
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$73.48
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Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

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Spend the afternoon cruising through the ‘Venice of the East’ on this 2.5-hour Bangkok cruise. Watch as locals go about their daily routines and enjoy fresh local fruits and soft drinks as you travel past epic Thai scenery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.07
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$38.07

Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

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This customizable private tour showcases the best of Bangkok and beyond. Follow your personal guide through some of the city's top attractions, including Wat Arun Grand Palace, and the Floating Market. Explore some of Bangkok's most vibrant neighborhoods, sample local cuisine (own expense), and wander the shops and sites with a local who offers insight and information along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.84
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$52.84
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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour

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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour

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Explore Bangkok’s most important cultural sights on a half-day private tour of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit. Learn about the country’s royal heritage as you explore the palace, whose elaborate stepped roofs are the height of Siamese design. Visit the funeral and coronation halls, and see the sacred Buddha carved from solid jade. Circle the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho then stroll cool halls lined with hundreds of Buddha images. Continue to Wat Traimit to see a centuries-old golden Buddha, and leave an offering in the gleaming sanctuary.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$94.56
$105.06
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$105.06
$10.50 savings
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In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience

In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience

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Explore Bangkok with your very own tour guide during this full-day tour. Customize your own itinerary and visit Bangkok’s main attractions and some hidden gems. See the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the floating market and much more and get around using the city’s incredible public transport system. Experience Bangkok like a local and discover the best the city has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.43
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$49.43
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Venice of The East: River Cruise by Rice Barge with Return Transfer (SHA Plus)

Venice of The East: River Cruise by Rice Barge with Return Transfer (SHA Plus)

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Bangkok is a city that revolves around river life, and on this half-day tour you’ll see how ordinary people live along the canals. Enjoy an exciting speed boat ride one way, and a relaxed cruise on a rice barge the other. Sample delicious, tropical Thai fruits along the way as you chill out and take in the views. Take pictures of some of Bangkok’s must-see temples from the water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.28
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$43.28

Buddhist Landmarks and a Royal Visit

Buddhist Landmarks and a Royal Visit

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See Bangkok’s Buddhist temples and the Grand Palace on a half-day tour of the city’s historic highlights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) then explore the grounds that once housed the royal Siamese court. Your tour includes all entrance fees and round-trip transport from centrally-located hotels, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.34
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$68.34
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Half-Day Bangkok City Highlights Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Half-Day Bangkok City Highlights Small-Group Tour with Lunch

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See the top sights in Bangkok with a professional guide who shares key details about each place you visit along with the history of Thailand’s capital city. Your guide makes it easy to navigate popular sightseeing destinations including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit), and Chinatown. Stop for lunch at a scenic riverside restaurant, and have time to browse the shops in Chinatown.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.39
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$89.39

The Best of Bangkok Program Discovery: Half or Full Day Tour

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The Best of Bangkok Program Discovery: Half or Full Day Tour

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Customize your sightseeing itinerary in Bangkok with options for a half- or full-day tour by public or private transportation. Popular destinations include Chinatown, The Grand Palace, and Wat Arun on the Chao Phraya River, or you can venture out to attractions such as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or Chatuchak Weekend Market. With your own private guide you can easily plan a day suited to your interests.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$85.06
$94.52
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Grand Pearl - Luxury Dinner Cruise Experience at Bangkok with Return Transfer

Grand Pearl - Luxury Dinner Cruise Experience at Bangkok with Return Transfer

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See Bangkok from the water while enjoying traditional Thai food and performances on this luxury dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. A dinner cruise is ideal for food lovers, a date night, and photographers who want to capture the glittering skyline, plus it is the perfect way to escape Bangkok’s crowded streets and get a unique perspective of many of the city’s top attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.16
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$62.16
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Bangkok Chao Phraya White Orchid River Cruise(Optional Roundtrip Transfers)

Bangkok Chao Phraya White Orchid River Cruise(Optional Roundtrip Transfers)

Make it a date night to remember on the White Orchid River Cruise. Be greeted with a welcome drink as you ease into the fresh tropical breeze. Admire the sights of the stunning Chao Phraya Riverbank as you dine on deck Indulge in luxurious Thai cuisine and more dining options in the international buffet. Dance to the beat of a Bangkok style cabaret show with performers dressed up to the nines. Guests are served with an assortment of refreshments from coffee, tea, to dessert.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.15
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$30.15

Experience Real Bangkok by Bike

Experience Real Bangkok by Bike

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Spend three hours exploring Bangkok by bike on this popular tour that puts travelers right up close to the action. Venture down the narrow alleyways of Chinatown. Cruise through markets and backstreets and explore Thonburi with your professional guide who will point out all the highlights and attractions of this dynamic city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.53
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$29.53

Lonely Planet Experiences: Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Chao Phraya Canal Cruise

Lonely Planet Experiences: Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Chao Phraya Canal Cruise

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Board a longtail boat for a journey along the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings) and explore the canals of Bangkok. Your half-day tour includes cultural highlights of the Thai capital such as the majestic Grand Palace where you can view the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. You also visit Wat Pho, a temple that houses the Reclining Buddha. Numbers are limited to 12 for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.73
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$72.73

Siam Hop - Hop On Hop Off Bus

Siam Hop - Hop On Hop Off Bus

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Bangkok is one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and compelling cities in the world known for its vibrant street-life and the smiling, welcoming people who live there. Experiencing the many unique attractions and fascinating cultures that make up the city has just been made easier by Siam Hop. A Siam Hop ticket allows you to move freely at your own pace exploring places in the city that you choose to visit.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$23.33
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$23.33

Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour from Bangkok with Grand Pearl River Cruise

Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour from Bangkok with Grand Pearl River Cruise

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya is a must-visit day trip destination from Bangkok. This tour is the easy way to get there as you won’t have to worry about catching a bus on your own. You’ll spend a whole day touring the archaeological sites, palaces, and temples of the former capital of Thailand. The tour includes a delicious lunch and a river cruise back to Bangkok.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.28
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$80.28

Bangkok Tuk Tuk Sunset Long-tail Night Lights

Bangkok Tuk Tuk Sunset Long-tail Night Lights

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Get to know a different side of Bangkok on a tour through the Old Town, the current capital, and the old capital of Thonburi on an evening tour. Walk through one of the oldest flower markets in the Bangkok, admire the beautiful illuminated temples of Wat Po and the Golden Mount, and take in the beautiful skyline with a boat trip down the Chao Phraya.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.46
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$82.46

Grand Pearl Candle Lit Dinner Cruise

Grand Pearl Candle Lit Dinner Cruise

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Take a great experience with an enchanting dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River on the Grand Pearl. You will enjoy various Thai classical dances and a live music band on board with sumptuous Buffet dinner of Thai and International Cuisine. See Bangkok’s unique sights on a relaxing river cruise on the Chao Phraya River and enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner on board a spacious modern boat. After checking in at Bangkok’s River City Pier, you'll embark on an amazing adventure to see some of the city’s most famous attractions from a unique perspective. The brightly illuminated boat is a true sight to behold: both on water and from the shore and you will have plenty of opportunities to take incredible photos on board.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.48
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$48.48

Bangkok’s Waterways and Royal Residence

Bangkok’s Waterways and Royal Residence

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Experience the glory and grandeur of royal Bangkok on a half-day tour to the Grand Palace and the Thonburi Klongs. First, cruise the scenic ‘klongs’ (canal ways) of Thonburi, see waterfront landmarks like the Royal Barges Museum and Wat Arun, and get a glimpse of everyday life in the former capital district. Then, explore the Grand Palace of Bangkok and admire the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, one of Thailand’s most precious religious icons. Choose from a private or small-group tour, with hotel pick-up and entrance fees included.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$96.42
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$96.42
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Experience Typical Thailand at Night including Streetfood Dinner & Foot Massage

Experience Typical Thailand at Night including Streetfood Dinner & Foot Massage

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Benefit from an evening tour of Bangkok’s Chinatown district to discover the great street food and other highlights of this lively neighborhood. Your guide takes you by ferry on the Chao Phraya River to the flower market, with views of majestic temples along the way. Have dinner of typical Thai dishes from street stalls in Chinatown, explore Khao San and Rambuttri Roads, then relax with a foot massage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.33
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$67.33
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Chao Phraya Cruise + International / Indian Buffet Dinner + Pick Up and Drop Off

Chao Phraya Cruise + International / Indian Buffet Dinner + Pick Up and Drop Off

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-Live music -International buffet with coffee, tea and water -Historical landmarks along cruising route -Alcoholic & other beverages can be ordered with extra charge Enjoy a 2-hour evening dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess, traveling along Bangkok’s main waterway. Experience the magic of the illumination of the city’s temples and other historic monuments. Check in at the River City shopping complex and board a safe and comfortable cruiser to experience the Chao Phraya River at night. Take in views of both banks of the river from the open-air upper deck. Soak up the atmosphere of the city’s top landmarks and monuments illuminated at night, and tuck into an elegant gourmet buffet dinner of international fare, accompanied by light background music.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$45.07
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$45.07

Venice of the East : Rice Barge River Cruise in Bangkok Admission Ticket

Venice of the East : Rice Barge River Cruise in Bangkok Admission Ticket

Enjoy a speedy and refreshing long-tailed speedboat ride down the river and the multitude of winding canals which earned Bangkok the title of -Venice of the East-. The excursion offers a view of authentic riverside lifestyles, such as houses on stilts and children playing in the water. The return journey is on a sedate converted rice barge. Guests will be served seasonal fruits and unlimited cold drinks as they enjoy a relaxed cruise along the -River of Kings. This half-day trip gives a view of Bangkok that most never get to see. Note: The tour is only operated in the afternoon. • Explore Bangkok along the iconic Chao Phraya river • A river tour atop the popular Thai rice barge • Insightful understanding of local Thai river lifestyle • Photo-taking opportunity along the canals of Thonburi • Tropical fruit tasting on the rice barge
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.20
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$32.20

Koh Kret Island Bike Tour from Bangkok with Mon Culture & Pad Thai Lunch

Koh Kret Island Bike Tour from Bangkok with Mon Culture & Pad Thai Lunch

Ko Kret is a small island in the Chao Phraya River, just north of Bangkok, Thailand. It’s known as a settlement of the Mon people, whose famed terracotta is on display in the Kwan Aman Museum. This traditional earthenware is still produced in potteries along the river. On the northeastern tip of the island, Wat Poramai Yikawat is an important Buddhist temple featuring a reclining Buddha and a leaning stupa - Invigorating bicycle ride from Bangkok to Koh Kret Island - Perfect outing to escape the bustling & busy city life - Replenishing local Pad Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant - Passing local villages & expansive paddy fields on the way - Koh Kret is home to craftsmen that are known for their distinctive pottery
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.39
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$54.39

Full Coverage Bangkok Private City Tour

Full Coverage Bangkok Private City Tour

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See both the popular and lesser-known sights of Bangkok on this half-day private tour. With a private guide, get a glimpse of daily life in Bangkok as you visit temples and a market, take a tuk-tuk ride, and listen to stories about the city. Starting time is flexible based on your preferences.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.77
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$89.77
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) costs USD 23.31. Guided Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) tours start around USD 23.31 per person.
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