Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>

Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge)

Saphan Phut, the first bridge over the Chao Phraya river, was opened in 1932 to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the reigning Chakri dynasty. It was named after King Rama I, whose official title was Phra Buddha Yodfa. The middle part of the bridge can be drawn up to allow bigger ships upriver.

From late afternoon the nearby Pak Khlong flower market dazzles its visitors with its beautiful colours and flower handicraft; later in the evening the Saphan Phut market at the foot of the bridge rules with new and second hand clothes and small goods for budget prices.

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