Romantic nice girl in a boat near Wat Arun Temple and Chao Praya River. Drinking a coconout. Chao Phraya Tourist Boat. The BTS Skytrain joins hands with Bangkok's biggest public water transportation provider, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,Ltd. (established 38 years ago) to introduce a new water transportation service "The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat". This service provides tourists with the opportunity to see Bangkok from a whole new perspective, within one day, tourist can easily travel on high quantity boats from pier to pier without worrying about purchasing boat tickets or getting lost. Plus, they can visit many attractive tourist spots such as the temple of Dawn, and the great Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Travel along the Chao Phraya River. The Chao Phraya River plays many roles in Thai life, in fact it is regarded as the principal artery of the nation. Much of Thai history can be traced along the bands of the Chao Phraya River. As it flows, the river carries with it the history and culture of the country. The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat service takes you to 8 different piers providing access to Bangkok’s most famous attractions many of which are in the Rattanakosin Island Historic Area which was settled during the Thonburi and Rattanakosin eras. Old temples, palaces and communities along the Chao Phraya River banks tell us that the Chao Phraya River has Provided livelihood for the people and has led to the birth of a civilization.