Chao Phraya River

Briefs, November 10, 2012

Oarsmen row a royal barge down Chao Phraya river. Photo: Reuters

Couple back in N Korea after stint in the South

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 5:04am

Riverside delights

THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK

The venerable hotel has been welcoming guests since its founding on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in 1876 - with Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward among the distinguished authors and guests to have suites named after them.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Castaway on river for Thai escape

A deluxe escape from Bangkok's traffic aboard a converted river rice barge has been launched by Manohora Cruises.

The 16-metre Manohora Song with a solid teak hull was built 40 years ago to haul cargo along Thailand's famous Menam Chao Phraya - the so-called 'River of Kings'.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Bid to stop body snatchers' fight for corpses

IN a month when 28 people drowned in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, it has been something of a relief to learn that at least no one will be fighting over the bodies of the victims of Thailand's latest disaster.

The first people at the scene of the nation's numerous civic tragedies have, in the past, usually been what the local press dubs 'the rescue workers'.

25 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Boating trip perfect for leisure lovers

ONE of the most popular excursions from Bangkok is the 50-kilometre boat trip from Bangkok to Ayuthaya, which was capital city of Siam from 1350 until 1767, when the Burmese army laid it to waste.

5 Dec 1993 - 12:00am