of Thailand Sunday Cruise
February 2001 - 31 December 2001 (Every Sunday)
by the Chao Phraya Express Boat and the Ancient City Departs from
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.
|The Chao Phraya Express
Boat leaves Maharaj Pier and cruising southbound to the Gulf
|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.
|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
|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.
|Stop at the Erawan
Elephant Museum to see a 50-metre tall metal elephant, the
largest in Thailand.
|Return trip to Pak
Nam pier to board the boat back to Bangkok.
| Enjoy the spectacular
sunset on the return journey to Maharaj Pier.
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
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"
Phone : (66 2) 224-1057, 229-1936, 226-1227
Fax : (66 2) 226-1227
About the Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,
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
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.