Best River Cruises in Bangkok – Our Top 4 Picks!

Take in the dazzling sights of Bangkok, in a unique way by boarding a luxury cruise ship by dusk. Or opt to drift down the Chao Phraya River upon an antique barge by noon. Read on to find out more.

Chao Phraya Princess | Image Credit: Manju Shakya, Cruise Dinner in Bangkok, CC BY-SA 4.0

Loy Nava Dinner Cruises Bangkok

Step aboard an antique teakwood rice barge and settle back in comfort to take in the dazzling sights of the city such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Patrons will also get the chance to enjoy traditional Thai entertainment along with a decadent buffet.

Apsara Dinner Cruise

Offering an intimate and romantic setting to take in the attractions, the Apsara Dinner Cruises is a two-hour long ride during which guests can experience Thai culinary delights which are on par with the dishes served at hotels such as AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel.

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

To go sightseeing during the day, why not book a trip down the meandering river on a rice barge. It’s among the more popular things to do around Bangkok especially during a hot afternoon. One can take in the bustling local communities while feasting on a traditional Thai spread.

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise

Book the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise to feast your eyes in the glamorous skyline of Bangkok, made up of both temples, places, and modern skyscrapers. The magnificent views are further complemented by beautiful performances by Thai entertainers.

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Best food to try in Vanuatu – Discover the exotic flavours of Vanuatu cuisine!

Vanuatu is an island located in the tropics is surrounded by a sea that is rich in marine life and the islands volcanic land is fertile and rich in minerals and bears plants which are some of the tastiest tropical vegetables and fruits. This is the reason for the nation featuring a vibrant and decadent cuisine.

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Things to remember and finding the right place dine

You could also find exotic meat items being served in Vanuatu restaurants but do keep in mind some of these creatures considered as food in Vanuatu, are threatened, endangered or vulnerable species. So please do some research before ordering your food and better to skip any food that raises environmental concerns. Also, be cautious when selecting a restaurant as some of these places practice very low standards of hygiene. To be on the safe side make sure that you plan your stay at resorts that strictly follow health and safety regulations and are environment-friendly the likes of Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu.

Wild Pigeon

Found abundantly across the wilderness of Vanuatu the wild pigeon is a delicacy that is loved by the locals. The pigeons are served in almost all the hotels and restaurants in Vanuatu. Each restaurant has its own way of cooking wild pigeons but the most popular way is the roasting and commonly served with French white sauce.

Poulet fish

Poulet fish is known for its distinctive taste and food enthusiasts often say the fillet is like chicken. This fish is commonly found in the sea surrounding Vanuatu. The fish is generally baked whole filleted with edible flowers and herbs.

Lap Lap

Lap Lap being the national dish of Vanuatu, is prepared in a unique way. The islands abundant yams are the main ingredients of this dish. Lap Lap is prepared by grating the yam and pounding it to a paste then it is mixed with freshly squeezed coconut cream and is layered on top of banana leaves adding more coconut cream or banana and baking it wrapped in coconut leaves.

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Repulsive food you can eat only in Bangkok – Dare to Eat These?

Thailand has an amazing food culture with some universally celebrated dishes, but there’s a dark side to her cuisine, containing many dishes that are beyond the realm of exotic, and might even be horrifying.

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Pig Brain Soup

Although this might sound unsavoury at first, many who have tried this claim it’s a Michelin-level dish, and among the best food in Bangkok. The balls made of pigs’ brains melt in the mouth and are flavoured to perfection.

Blood Noodle Soup

This is another dish that might sound weird to laymen, but is actually quite delicious and enjoyed by many. It features a delicious spiced and aromatic broth made from either pig’s or cow’s blood. You might not find any mention of this on a Bangkok travel guide but it’s still something worth experiencing.

Bamboo Worms

Locally known as Rod Duan, although these might look unappetising at best, a quick bite will probably make you wonder if this could serve as a finger-food because they are crunchy and delicious. This is one snack you can find on blogs such as Travel Bangkok Now.

Grasshoppers

It’s astonishing how much protein this common snack can provide, with a single handful containing the same amount of protein as a chicken breast.

 

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