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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Dine While Cruising Down the River – Sail in Tranquility

Interior of the AVANI Riverside Bangkok dinner cruise

Of many things to do around Bangkok, a river cruise is a must try if you can find spare time. Thailand is a country that never runs short of river cruises.


Chao Phraya river cruise

As you take the cruise along the Chao Phraya, you will come to terms with the centuries of Thai history. The floating restaurant receives a good influx of customers willing to enjoy the Thai culture and lifestyle. Do not forget to book your stay at a hotel near by the river such as AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel prior to your stay.


Banyan Tree Bangkok cruise

While enjoying this cruise, you can treat yourself to a sumptuous feast of yummy coconut broth mixed with crab claws, steamed snow fish with coriander and lime and paired with a massaman lamb curry with ajard.


Loy Nava cruise

Loy Nava cruise introduces you to historic landmarks and time-reversed attractions by the Chao Phraya River. While enjoying the cruise, the Chao Phraya’s two river banks would provide a matching platform for your dinner.


Overnight Cruise

For an unparalleled experience on the rivers of Bangkok, enjoy an overnight cruise. Dawns and dusks are particularly beautiful on the river and only if you are fortunate enough to stay the night on the boat, will you enjoy these picturesque scenes.


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Healthy Thai Food Choices – Eat Smart and Stay Healthy


Thai cuisine is favored alike in the Asian continent and other parts of the world, as a healthy choice of food. Making smart food choices is the secret behind having a perfectly healthy meal served to you in one of the best Bangkok restaurants that you may come across. It is not very difficult to find one, as there is a long list of options like the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Most Thai dishes are diet friendly, but it is best to take a closer look at the menu before you start making your order if you want to be sure that you will avoid taking up any unnecessary calories.


A standard Thai meal comes with a lot of fresh veggies or salads, curries, and meat alongside the main dish of rice or stir-fried noodles. They are usually flavored with a generous hand, using a lot of spice and salt. The main ingredient in Thai curries is coconut milk, and the frying is carried out with coconut oil. Research says that coconut products are rich in lauric acid, which can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases; however, you might want to skip deep fried food to be on the safer side. Thai fried rice is rarely a smart choice as it contains a large excess of oil. You will note that most of the appetizers like grilled meat or satay are served with thick spicy peanut sauce. This is also not very welcoming to healthy eaters. Summer rolls filled with fresh veggies wrapped in thin rice paper are a safe bet. Clear broth soup with vegetables, meat or shrimp is also free of high calories. It is also important to be on alert when you are ordering strong black tea or iced tea as they contain a large amount of sugar.


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