Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Chao Phraya River as viewed from Wat Arun

The Chao Phraya river runs through Bangkok into the Gulf of Thailand, runs through Bangkok might not be accurate as it twists and turns all through the city. There are many great places to visit along the river, this photo was taken from Wat Arun. A trip on the river is a good way to view the contract of new and old structures in Bangkok.

The twists and turns of the Chao Phraya causes many traffic headaches- it prevents Bangkok from a logical street grid pattern and there are a limited number of bridges to cross the river. Visiting the Chao Phraya is easy- the BTS skytrain runs right to the river, you can then jump on water taxis or long tail boats.

I have been lazy about visits to the river, I went last weekend and was reminded how interesting and diverse the river is.

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Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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