Travel places along Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya, 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 (wikipedia, n.d.).
The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan Province. After this, it flows south for 372 kilometres (231 mi) from the central plains to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. In Chai Nat, the river then splits into the main course and the Tha Chin River, which then flows parallel to the main river and exits in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Bangkok in Samut Sakhon. In the low alluvial plain which begins below the Chainat Dam, there are many small canals (khlong) which split off from the main river. The khlongs are used for the irrigation of the region's rice paddies.
The rough coordinates of the river are 13 N, 100 E. This area has a wet monsoon climate, with over 1,400 millimetres (55 in) of rainfall per year. Temperatures range from 24 to 33 °C (75 to 91 °F) in Bangkok (wikipedia, n.d.).
Chao Phraya River located in the center of Bangkok.
The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. This means the city has three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February. As Bangkok holds claim to degrees centigrade throughout the year. The possible exception to this is in late December and early January. Bangkok weather may not be the warmest in the world every day but, overall, it is unrelenting simply because it doesn’t cool at night. The two periods – April to May and September to October – are the most humid. The southwest monsoons arrive between May and October bringing unsettled, cloudy conditions. For many people, this is a welcome respite. (bangkok.com, n.d.)
IA one day trip travel guide is recommended along the Chao Phraya river depending on the route from the first place to the last place. This travel guide will show how to go, what to do, and where to eat in a day.
We can get into this place by many choices of vehicles such as bus, skytrain, or boat.
The starting place is Taksin BTS Station. The easiest way to get into the first place that is ‘Taksin BTS station’ for the foreigner is by BTS or MRT. Because now in Thailand, the public transportation is being developed, so we can travel easily by public transportation. Then we have to walk to the Sathorn Pier following the label guide to the pier.
How to Travel
Yodpiman River Walk is a lifestyle mall focusing on a heritage theme inspired by the architecture of Thailand’s Ayuthaya period. Ornate, period fixtures are fitted throughout – very much in keeping with the feel of Old City Bangkok. Opened in late-2014, this is a fine place to spend an afternoon with a wide promenade offering great river views and a cooling breeze, souvenir shopping, plenty of restaurants and snack stalls, and a large beer garden with live night time entertainment (bangkok.com, n.d.).
Location: Yodpiman Riverwalk is located at the heart of Pakklongtalard. It can be reached conveniently via Chakphetch Road, Atsadang Road, and underneath Saphanphut Bridge.
Transportation: Chao Phraya boat: Pakklongtalard Pier
Bus: Pakklongtalard bus station: 7ก, 9, 42, 82 ปอ.9. ปอ.82
Saphanphut station: 8, 73, ปอ.8
(Yodpiman Riverwalk, 2014)