The express boats run over the Chao Praya River which is a main river in Thailand that flows via Bangkok to Thailand. Without getting stuck in traffic, you can easily get around the city with Chao Praya boats and enjoy the fantastic view of the city from the river.
The journey starts from Sathorn Pier and proceed towards north where you can see the marks left by some famous writers like Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham and many more. After spending few more minutes on the boat, you will get your first stopover, Ratchawong Pier that leads to Yaowarat Chinatown. The next stop will be The Memorial Bridge. The bridge was dedicated to the founder of Bangkok, King Rama I and you can see his monument built next to the bridge. Going further upriver, you can view the Ayutthaya Fort (Vichai Prasit) built in 1688.
After that, boat will enter to the majestic view of the temple of Budha and the Grand Palace (these two attraction points are known as the origin of modern Bangkok). Next stop will allow you to have a quick look at the Royal Barge Museum near the Phra Pin Klao Bridge. After spending some time at the museum the boat will pass through the Phra Sumen Fort built in 1783 in the end.
The express boats tour is only available during daylight hours. If you planning or have already booked your flights to Bangkok, this is one of the best ways of relaxing and enjoying the view of the whole Bangkok city without ant stress.