Along The Grand Canal of Bangkok: The most famous piers you Never Miss!
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand that once used the canal as the main route between each part of the city. On this modern-day, public water transportation is still famous even traveling on land is closer to Bangkokian's daily life more than 100 years ago. The waterway spread through the entire capital and some of them could use as transportation routes. The Chao Praya river as the most important river of Bangkok is one of the major transportation that brings suburban and the business area to get closer than the other transportation.
When we look back into the historical records, Thai people are living together with the river not only for bangkok's transportation but they built the culture and shaping it related to the river. You could see the temples standstill both sides of the river and sometimes you could see the palace next to the river too.
You can travel across the Chao Phaya river by ferry boat or travel along the river from Nonthaburi to Wat Rajsingkorn, Khet Bang Kho Laem. There are plenty of landmarks around the river and we recommended these piers you should check out!
Pakkret: You can travel to Ko Kret where you can get some nice earthenware but we recommended Thai craft-beer at Chit Beer which is one of the best home-brewing in Bangkok.
Thewet: Want something yummy? This is the place where you can find old cuisine that mixed between Thai and Chinese food culture, prepare your tummy!
Phra Arthit: The mixed culture between historical space and modern living is here. You will see the old fortress among the night of fine music whatever jazz, rock or just pop music.
Wang Lang (Prannok)-Prachan: Many good street foods lie here. You can get a ferry boat to Prachan pier to see Buddha Amulet market and Thammasart University where the modern political history of Thailand deeply related.
Maharaj: Sightseeing at the small community mall and pray at the Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit which is one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class in Bangkok.
Tha Chang: We recommended Tha Chang pier for historical geek and art nerd! You can go to the Grand Palace and Wat Phakaew and pray for Emerald Buddha or sightseeing at Silpakorn University which has its own 5 art exhibition halls and nice art space all around the university.
Wat Arun Ratchawararam: The Temple of Dawn is one of the most important places for the Thonburi era with historical art on the wall and an amazing view of the river.
Yodpiman: Yodpiman River Walk is one of our recommended landmark which represents the historical between nations. You can find souvenirs and some nice photoshoot locations.
Si Phraya: This is the place for a luxury lifestyle. You should get the ferry boat to ICONSIAM the latest landmark of Bangkok where luxury shopping awaits.
Sathorn (Taksin): You can reach the heart of Bangkok business area at this pier and also taking a BTS Skytrain here.
Asiatique: A place where you can enjoy the food and hand-craft shopping especially night time parties. You can enjoy the Ferris Wheel and take a look at the Chao Phaya river from the breathtaking 60-meter high view.
We recommended you to visit Chao Phraya river at the time of Loy Krathong Festival and you’ll have the best time!