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

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