Bangkok is a large city and very busy. The population of Bangkok is 9.7 million people. Of course that means much traffic. The canals are used for transportation also, so let’s take a boat ride on the canal. Our hotel is on the Chao Phraya River and we get on a boat like this one.
People here really live on the edge of the river.
Shrines to Buddha are everywhere.
All people are able to get to one easily on foot. The afternoons are hot here and these dogs are taking advantage of some shade for an afternoon nap.
We are amazed how close to the river these buildings are located.
A wall separates building from water. The flowering bush is beautiful.
Here we see a boat dock.
No need for garages on the river. We think this is a local market.
What do you think? Along this part of the river, we saw several more elaborate temple complexes.
Not much river traffic today. But here is a boat similar to ours.
The river is wide and we love traveling by boat.
So soon? We are returning to the hotel area.
We ducks were on this boat trip and loved it. But we didn’t sit on the edge and pose for photos. We like the river but did not want to fall in and swim home. We really enjoyed our hour or so on the Chao Phraya River and canals.