The first thing you will notice at night in Bangkok would be the super colourful cruises going up and down the Chao Phraya River. You might think you are looking at the cheesiest tourist activity you’ve ever witnessed.
That’s exactly what I thought until I decided to give it a go because you can’t judge a book by its cover, right?
I couldn’t have been so wrong, I was the only tourist out of the entire boat!
The dinner cruise in Bangkok is one of the best experiences you can have as a solo traveller and this is why:
# 1 The dinner cruise in Bangkok is magical
If you like Bangkok during the day, you will love it at night. Picture this.
Modern architecture is next to the most beautiful and ancient temples. Everything is bright and grand. The golden lights are so impressive you can see why locals call Bangkok “the city of angels”.
The temple I loved the most was Wat Arun, it was so beautiful and bright I barely blinked! You will hear saying “Wat” a lot on the cruise, it means “temple”.
# 2 The food on board is delicious!
I’ll be honest here, the buffet was incredibly good and abundant. There are many food choices as well so it’s not a problem if you are vegan or lactose intolerant. I have quite a few allergies and I ate a lot (dessert included).
# 3 It’s one of the best ways to get to know Thai culture
Let me tell you something, the entertainment on board is impeccable. For the entire journey, you will be delighted by Thai live music and a traditional masked drama dance (Khon). I particularly enjoyed the dance because the masked characters looked very interesting to me! I remember walking up from my table to get closer to the stage. Whilst I was walking with the cool breeze passing through my hair I thought I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Walking through the rooftop of that cruise in Thailand intrigued by the music and masks of the dance. I reminded myself that is exactly who I am, fearless.
# 4 It’s very easy to meet other people
As I always say to my friends, travelling solo doesn’t mean you will be on your own (unless you want to). The same applies to this cruise, I was talking all the time with the family next to my table, they gave me some travelling tips about Thailand and we ended up taking pictures together!
Make sure you get your cruise ticket in advance here. To end your night in style, you should definitely go back to your accommodation via tuk-tuk!
Talk about your dinner cruise experience with the locals, they are very passionate about it and will surely share their experiences with you.
If you want to know more about how to explore Bangkok solo head to my post here.
Ciao for now,