From the previous post, I wrote about belated dining with friends at the rooftop bar in Bangkok. That was one day after my BD. On my BD I arranged to dine with my family on the cruise in Bangkok along Chaophraya River. First of all, I did a lot of research where I can book the journey, how much the price, what kind of food, how many types of cruise they have.
I checked on the internet, called agencies to compare prices and promotions. I decided to go with a small cruise called Wanfah with the reason that bigger cruise, more crowded but the smaller boat we have more privacy. Apologies for the photo of the ship where we boarded is not available, I was not able to take a photo of my own boat in that time. I took a picture of the big cruise where we passed instead then the blog readers will have an idea of how it looks like.
We have to choose the menu, whether seafood or traditional Thai food once we book the table with the agency. The money we paid for the reservation is non-refundable. So make sure first if you are not going to cancel later.
We went to the pier at Bangkok River City, the boat will depart on time at 7 pm and will return at 9 pm. There was a photographer who took our photo before we were on board (we have to pay later, it’s not free 😦 )
The entry started with spring rolls and deep-fried noodle. For Thai menu, you will have Tom Yum soup, stirred mix vegetable, Chicken red curry, steamed jasmine rice, Thai dessert and fruits.
The Seafood menu will go with Grilled salmon dish and seafood basket then Thai dessert and fruits. Drinking water is free and refillable, but soft drink and alcohol.
The boat cruised along the river, passing many significant landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho etc. The sightseeing at night makes them look mysterious beautiful.
There is a trip guide on the boat who will explain the stories of historical landmarks where we passed. The weather was good, no rain as we were afraid, just only humid in the air.
There was live Hammered dulcimer music and Thai traditional dance performance to entertain the tourist until we returned to the pier.
We returned to the pier on time at 9 pm, enjoyed and had a good time with family. I’m now thinking about what the next creative birthday celebration will be.