Ayutthaya

Getting around Koh Mueang by Boat

   

Enjoy the scenic views from both sides of the river as you reflect upon the communities and cultures that once made this water the center of their lives. Imagine for a moment the glory the city and its bustling ports once held in the days of yore, where the waterways were the main means of transportation and trade.

Travelling around Koh Muang by boat can take around 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on how fast the boat is and how many stops it makes. Along the route you’ll find many temples and historical sites, including Wat Kluay, Wat Pichaisongkram, Wat Tham Niyom, Wat Kae, Wat Tong Pu, Wat Mae Nang Pluem, Wat Wong Kong, Wat Na Phramen, Wat Banomyong, Pridi Banomyong Monument, Wat Salapoon, Wat Dhammaram, Chedi Sri Suriyothai, Wat Kasatrathiraj, Siriyalai Royal Residence, Wat Chai Wattanaram, Wat Sanamchai, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Wat Phutthaisawan, Islam Watthana Mosque, Wat Nang Kui, Pom Petch and Wat Panancheung.

Ask about boat services at restaurants and hotels along the river. Private group tours are also available. At the Chandrakasem Royal Palace’s pier, there’s a long tail boat for hire. Fees are calculated by distance and route, and some packages may include a meal.

List of boat services:

- Jook-Ya boat service in front of Wat Phanan Choeng 08-9220-8637, 08-9805-6165

- River View Place, Tel. 0-3524-1730

- Ruen Rabrong Restaurant, Tel. 0-3521-1036

- Krungsri Princess Boat, Tel. 0-3524-4333

- Ayothaya Riverside, Tel. 0-3523-4873-76

- Ayuthaya Boat, Tel. 08-1795-8351, 08-2719-2638

- Baan Watcharachai, Tel. 0-3580-1333

- Chao Phraya Maruay, Tel. 0-3521-1692