Does anyone know anything about the river boats in Bangkok? They always seem to be really busy but I'm nervous getting on one because I don't know where they go, how much they cost and whether they are safe?
Any advice welcome.
River boats represent very good value but can be crowded especially at peak times. But they are a very good way of seeing the city and getting around.
There is a description about river boats in our local transport information page which describes how to use a river boat on the Chao Phraya River.
They are generally a very safe form of transport (safer than cars or motorbikes) although accidents have occured in the past.
You can find a link to a map which will show you where the boats will stop on the link above.