Blessed by a cool breeze, the riverside offers a scenic change to Bangkok's inner-city stuffiness. It's a great place for a sundowner, a romantic dinner cruise, or a relaxing lunch. Alongside the old temples, warehouses, wooden houses and old buildings, you'll find classy hotels serving wonderful buffet lunches and sublime afternoon tea. You'll also find local restaurants perched on old wooden piers serving seafood platters, floating restaurants and smart places to eat in Thai houses along the river banks.

Many of the resort hotels lining the banks of the river have award-winning restaurants for those looking for something extra special. Many regional cuisines are available, from traditional Thai to French, Italian and Japanese.

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