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Bangkok by night: a Chao Phraya dinner cruise aboard the exotic Wan Fah

Written By: herbrunbridge - Apr• 26•10

The Wan Fah motors past Thai history

Although several companies offer dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya river, none quite match up to the Wan Fah experience.  The Wan Fah is a beautifully appointed teak boat, with traditional Thai decorative elements. The experience is intimate, as she seats only 120 persons.  The meals are extraordinarily good, and the diner may choose between traditional Thai, or seafood fare. 

Cruising between the River City pier and the Rama XIII bridge, diners get wonderful views of Wat Arun, and are regaled by classical Thai music played on the kim (a hammered zither), and wonderful classical Thai dancers performing historical Thai dances in magnificent costumes.  In keeping with the mood, we found our fellow diners to be respectful of the musicians and dancers, and the overall experience was memorable, as orchestrated by manager Khun Rungroj, who ensured that meals were served hot, timely, and respectfully, in view of the performance schedule. 

Prices range from 950-1200 baht, the cruise lasts from 7-9 pm, and reservations may be made at your hotel.  Wan Fah will pick you up from your hotel, and return you.
Wan Fah Cruise, Tel: (02) 639-0704, between 10:30 am – 9:00  pm

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  1. Launa says:

    Awesome post.

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