Bangkok at night is a dazzling sight, especially along the banks of the mighty Chao Praya River. And a visit to the city isn’t complete without a dinner cruise along the river.

The route

There are several tour operators and hotels in Bangkok like Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites for example, that provide guests with memorable river cruise experiences. Almost all of them will take you past beautiful landmarks like Wat Arun, the grand palace and many other glittering temples.

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Check out the boat

In most cases the cruises are split between two kinds of boats, the first is the traditional Thai rice barge which lends an authentic feeling to the experience, and the second, a modern cruise vessel. Both offer the same in terms of cruise and dinner. But the rice barge adds something extra to it.

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Your Dining options

When you book a Bangkok river cruise, dining options are something you should be aware of. Many cruises offer morning, afternoon, and dinner services with either buffet or a la Carte. Each one with a different menu. If you have any allergies, do check ahead with the operator on dining options for you.

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Evening shows

Many of the cruises provide traditional Thai dance performances or even karaoke sessions during the cruise. If you’re interested in taking in a performance, do try to book ahead to get good seating.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+