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Gulf of Thailand Sunday Cruise

4 February 2001 - 31 December 2001 (Every Sunday)
by the Chao Phraya Express Boat and the Ancient City Departs from Maharaj Pier

In an effort to promote tourism along the scenic waterways of the Thai capital, the Chao Phraya Express Boat jointly with the Ancient City has launched the latest service in Bangkok river cruises the Gulf of Thailand Cruise, from Bangkok to the Ancient City (moerng boe-rarn) in Samut Prakarn province, operated every Sunday, (and daily during the Songkran festive holidays).
The Gulf of Thailand cruise, a full-day excursion ideal for a family outing, is the first guided river tour to feature the downstream section of the river heading southbound towards the estuary and the open waters of the gulf. The key attractions featured in the program are the Phra Samut Chedi Klang Nam Temple, the Erawan Elephant Museum and the Ancient City.

Program

08:20
The Chao Phraya Express Boat leaves Maharaj Pier and cruising southbound to the Gulf of Thailand
10:20
Stopover at the Phra Samut Chedi Klang Nam temple a revered shrine of Samut Prakan province as it houses the relics of the Lord Buddha.
10:40
Continue cruising to the estuary of the Chao Phraya River where it flows into the Gulf of Thailand. View the statue of King Rama V at the Royal Naval Base, where the warships that served in World War II are kept.
11:30
Enjoy a Thai buffet lunch then board an air-conditioned coach for the Ancient City. The tour of the Ancient City features miniature replicas of the kingdom's key historical landmarks and monuments and other well-known attractions ranging from palaces, throne halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries and traditional houses, museums. Mount Meru, the Sala of Reincarnations and the Garden of the Gods are a few of the recent additions.
15:00
Stop at the Erawan Elephant Museum to see a 50-metre tall metal elephant, the largest in Thailand.
16:00
Return trip to Pak Nam pier to board the boat back to Bangkok.
17:30
Enjoy the spectacular sunset on the return journey to Maharaj Pier.

Pricing
780 Baht* per person for adults,
650 Baht* for children under 12 years.
(* includes the boat and coach transfers, the guide, entrance fees, the buffet lunch and beverages, travel accident insurance and VAT.)

Contact Information :
- Chao Phraya Express Boat
Phone : (66 2) 623-6001 to 3 224-5003 Ext 100 - 102 Direct line (66 2) 222-5330
Fax : (66 2) 225-3002, 623-6342
- The Ancient City or "moerng boe-rarn" Bangkok Office
Phone : (66 2) 224-1057, 229-1936, 226-1227
Fax : (66 2) 226-1227

About the Chao Phraya Express Boat Co., Ltd.
Chao Phraya Express Boat is the oldest and biggest river tour operator and boat transportation company in Bangkok. Established in 1971, there are over 70 boats in its fleet - modern and comfortable, with a seating capacity of 120 persons per trip.

Safety On Board
On board each of the Chao Phraya express boats, life-jackets can be found under the individual seats as well as on the roof of the boat. Life-jackets are also distributed to individual passengers prior to departure and for their safety en route, passengers are encouraged to wear their life-jackets while on board.

Introducing The Ancient City or "moerng boe-rarn"
Samut Prakarn Province.

Within the Ancient City (known in Thai as "moerng boe-rarn"), the shape, form and the varied landscape of each of the four regions of the Kingdom of Thailand has been carefully replicated. Stretching over an area of 320 acres, the Ancient City features miniature replicas of 109 of the Kingdom's important historical landmarks and monuments and various other well-known attractions so visitors are treated to a quick whirlwind tour of the key attractions of the Kingdom in a day's tour.

The structures and the landscaped gardens within the Ancient City portray the different facets of the Thai cultural heritage. The diversity in art and architectural styles, religion and other cultural aspects of the various periods in Thai history and the Thai way of life, past and present, is highlighted.

The Ancient City is open from 08:00 - 17:00 daily.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand

Wed, 6 March, 2002


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