I plan to go to the Grand Palace Bangkok by river canal…How should I go?

I plan to take a river boat and cruise along the chao phayah river to get to the Grand Palace.Where should I stop?Should I stop at Tha Thien Pier or Tha Chang Wang Luang?…And what time does the river boat open in the morning?How much is the fare??…How long??……Thanks…..

the fare is low. they start early. just ask to jump at the palce pier.
look at site: sawadee.com
go to: bangkok
go to: boat service
you will see all the piers.
i think it is number 13 but not sure

Former Grain Warehouse – Old Canal building Rotherham (& The Bistro Boat Company Barge)


Boats with an Open Mind: Seventy-Five Unconventional Designs and Concepts


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Here are 75 novel and wonderful boats–some strange, some beautiful, all of them paragons of Philip Bolger’s form-follows-function design philosophy. A planing microtrawler; a glass-galleried, beachable birdwatching boat; a fully enclosed ocean-cruising rowboat; cruising sailboats that take the ground at low tide; power, sail, and rowing boats from 6 to 95 feet–these are boats as only Bolger’s un…

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 Puget Sound - A Boater's Guide: First Edition


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Used – Explore the most southerly and protected boating region in the Pacific Northwest with the Yeadon-Jones as they travel below 48? North to Puget Sound, from Port Townsend to Olympia, Lake Washington and Hood Canal. Written in their signature personal style and illustrated with colourful hand- drawn shoreline plans of selected marinas and boat anchorages, this guide will direct boaters to well-maintained marinas, peaceful state parks, protected anchorages and welcoming waterfront communities

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Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route- Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages- Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances- Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times- Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals- Cost of living, shopping and stores- Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance- Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and StrasbourgPacked with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.

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Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route- Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages- Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances- Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times- Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals- Cost of living, shopping and stores- Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance- Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and StrasbourgPacked with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.

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Circumnavigation of the earth, by Bill and Normandie Doar aboard their 36-foot custom steel French sailing sloop Advent II, started in 2003. They sailed south from North Carolina, into the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, then westward through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean, across Australia via the Coral Sea, the Arafura Sea, the Timor Sea, and finally across the Indian Ocean to the shores of South Africa in December 2004.As their cruising kitty dwindled, their shared plans changed. Normandie would resume her work as a nurse in North Carolina and attend school to become a nurse anesthetist. This plan would provide funds for Bill to complete the trip. Although Bill was competent to sail alone, the precarious and lonely 5,400-mile ocean crossing aboard Advent II to reach Trinidad, cross her outgoing track, and complete the circumnavigation would not be wise without a first mate. Bill’s daughter Grayson planned to get married during Easter 2005 in Charleston, SC. Bill had promised to give the bride away, a commitment that dictated a tight schedule for the Atlantic crossing. At Trinidad, Bill would haul the boat into storage and fly home for the wedding. He would return and leisurely sail singlehandedly north from the Caribbean islands to North Carolina.I was approaching retirement after a career as a community college professor. My youth had been spent reading ocean voyaging books and dreaming of making an ocean crossing. I sailed most of my life in North Carolina coastal waters, currently enjoying my boat Irish Mist, a 32-foot sailing sloop. Although I had sailed offshore many times, I had spent only a few nights on ocean passages.A colleague, who was following Bill and Normandie’s trek via the internet, suggested I contact Bill about joining Advent II as crew. After some research, I realized the couple was my neighbor in Chocowinity, NC. A friend knew them to be quality people, emergency medical technicians, and members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Bill and

 Trinidad Express


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Circumnavigation of the earth, by Bill and Normandie Doar aboard their 36-foot custom steel French sailing sloop Advent II, started in 2003. They sailed south from North Carolina, into the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, then westward through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean, across Australia via the Coral Sea, the Arafura Sea, the Timor Sea, and finally across the Indian Ocean to the shores of South Africa in December 2004.As their cruising kitty dwindled, their shared plans changed. Normandie would resume her work as a nurse in North Carolina and attend school to become a nurse anesthetist. This plan would provide funds for Bill to complete the trip. Although Bill was competent to sail alone, the precarious and lonely 5,400-mile ocean crossing aboard Advent II to reach Trinidad, cross her outgoing track, and complete the circumnavigation would not be wise without a first mate. Bill’s daughter Grayson planned to get married during Easter 2005 in Charleston, SC. Bill had promised to give the bride away, a commitment that dictated a tight schedule for the Atlantic crossing. At Trinidad, Bill would haul the boat into storage and fly home for the wedding. He would return and leisurely sail singlehandedly north from the Caribbean islands to North Carolina.I was approaching retirement after a career as a community college professor. My youth had been spent reading ocean voyaging books and dreaming of making an ocean crossing. I sailed most of my life in North Carolina coastal waters, currently enjoying my boat Irish Mist, a 32-foot sailing sloop. Although I had sailed offshore many times, I had spent only a few nights on ocean passages.A colleague, who was following Bill and Normandie’s trek via the internet, suggested I contact Bill about joining Advent II as crew. After some research, I realized the couple was my neighbor in Chocowinity, NC. A friend knew them to be quality people, emergency medical technicians, and members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Bill and

 Trinidad Express


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Circumnavigation of the earth, by Bill and Normandie Doar aboard their 36-foot custom steel French sailing sloop Advent II, started in 2003. They sailed south from North Carolina, into the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, then westward through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean, across Australia via the Coral Sea, the Arafura Sea, the Timor Sea, and finally across the Indian Ocean to the shores of South Africa in December 2004.As their cruising kitty dwindled, their shared plans changed. Normandie would resume her work as a nurse in North Carolina and attend school to become a nurse anesthetist. This plan would provide funds for Bill to complete the trip. Although Bill was competent to sail alone, the precarious and lonely 5,400-mile ocean crossing aboard Advent II to reach Trinidad, cross her outgoing track, and complete the circumnavigation would not be wise without a first mate. Bill’s daughter Grayson planned to get married during Easter 2005 in Charleston, SC. Bill had promised to give the bride away, a commitment that dictated a tight schedule for the Atlantic crossing. At Trinidad, Bill would haul the boat into storage and fly home for the wedding. He would return and leisurely sail singlehandedly north from the Caribbean islands to North Carolina.I was approaching retirement after a career as a community college professor. My youth had been spent reading ocean voyaging books and dreaming of making an ocean crossing. I sailed most of my life in North Carolina coastal waters, currently enjoying my boat Irish Mist, a 32-foot sailing sloop. Although I had sailed offshore many times, I had spent only a few nights on ocean passages.A colleague, who was following Bill and Normandie’s trek via the internet, suggested I contact Bill about joining Advent II as crew. After some research, I realized the couple was my neighbor in Chocowinity, NC. A friend knew them to be quality people, emergency medical technicians, and members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Bill and