For 15 baht you can take a relaxing trip on the Chao Phraya River. The express boats are mainly used by Thai Commuters going to and from work along the river. There are various express boat designations denoted by colored flags on the back of each boat. I recommend the orange flag boats as there are more of them on the river and they have more operational hours.
You can get off and on at any of the express boat stops but each time you get back you will have to pay an additional 15 baht. I have included the Pier map and boat information for your use.
I began my journey at the Central Pier, located at the King Taksin Bridge and right below the Saphon-Taksin BTS commuter train station. The majority of the boat routes begin and end here. I went to the end of the route - the Nonthaburi Pier. It took a little over an hour (and an hour back). The trip is great to see a big portion of the city. You can take a look at the video below to get a taste of some of the view of the river.
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