Chao Phraya River
On the River:
River Taxis, or long tail boats, are the fastest form of water transport in the city. And often the fastest of all as they are immune to the traffic jams that plague the rest of the city.
History AND the River
The river has been at the heart of the city of Bangkok since it was founded in 1782, and even before when the city was the built by King Taksin when he established new capital of Thonburi.
As early as 1538 there was a town at the mouth of the Chao Phraya river as it offered a perfect spot with access to fresh water, access to the sea, and land as well.