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4 Best Experiences when Cruising in Bangkok – Admire the city attractions from a distance

With its culture and waterfronts, Bangkok has become an exotic holiday destination. This is the most populous city and the most exciting. Cruises are the best way to admire its attractions.

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Admire the beauty of the city

Cruising through the Chao Phraya River is a relaxing experience; it is also one of excitement and new perceptions. The panorama of the bustling city with its religious, cultural and modern allure is one that enthrals travellers. Cruising alongside the city perimeter is the best way to view the city than taking a bus tour. A cruise in Bangkok gives the best viewpoints, and it allows you to enjoy the visual appeal of the city leisurely. Temple of The Reclining Buddha is its best form when viewed from afar. Most cruises allow you to hop off and enjoy the city highlights more intimately. If you've signed up for a tour of that nature, you can visit places like the Temple of Dawn, Grand Palace and National Museum of Royal Barges.

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The Chao Phraya River

Cruising through the Chao Phraya River is going to fall among your most treasured memories. Considered the lifeblood of Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River flows through several other regions of the country before it flows through Bangkok. There's a reason why locals think that the river is the lifeblood of the city. Quite surprisingly, the locals manage to make a living off the river; the floating markets are the main source of income for most local families. The river also supports tourism in several ways. On a cruise arranged by Manohara Cruise, you'll be sailing through Bangkok canals, which, by the way, are an intricate part of the livelihood here. These canals are a major tourist draw, and it provides travellers with a chance to follow the water into the city.

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Dinner cruises

You can improve on your cultural experience in Bangkok if you take a dinner cruise. These dinner cruises bring together the scenic beauty of the Chao Praya River and delectability of Thai food. On a cruise such as this, you can treat yourself to an array of Thai specialities while admiring the panorama of the city and the beauty of the river. The local cuisine is absolutely wonderful, and it brings to the table a wide and diverse selection of flavours and textures. Bowls of rice, noodles, curries, fermented vegetables and stir-fries are going to enhance your sightseeing experience tremendously. When choosing your clothes for a dinner cruise, make sure you choose something refined yet comfortable. You are likely to get a white tablecloth service, and your dinner will be set on a fine wooden table. Also, you'll want to take lots of pictures, so, you better wear something that's meant to impress an audience.

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Bangkok culture and floating markets

Like mentioned earlier, floating markets form a big part of the city's livelihood. Locals set up their stalls on a longboat and sell a range of items including fruits, vegetables, seafood, homemade food and various trinkets. Travelling through Bangkok canals on a boat is the best way to experience these floating markets. You can buy what you need from these markets without having to get off your boat. To sample the seafood, you need to visit Amphawa Floating Market; the market is known for its portions of prawns. You'll also discover Bang Phli Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Taling Chan Floating Market on your cruise. These markets are much similar to land-based markets in terms of the merchandise; you can buy souvenirs, toys, clothes and food items, and you might also be able to enjoy some live music while exploring.