The mighty winding Chao Phraya river offers refreshing watery perspectives of temples, palaces and monuments. For a front-row view, hop aboard spiffy new 40-seat river barge Supanniga Cruise, and treat yourself to a sunset sail paired with cocktails, champers or a top-notch dinner.
Shaded but open to the air, the stylish contemporary twin-deck vessel sports comfy seating around vista-hugging tables, as well as a curvy alfresco banquette for sociable sipping.
Ideal for a romantic tête-à-tête with your squeeze, Supanniga hosts three superb options: the hour-long weekday ‘Evening Cocktail Cruise’ or weekend ‘Evening Champagne Taittinger Cruise’ is a pre-dinner sunset punt accompanied by a cocktail, mocktail or glass of bubbly with canapes. Alternatively, push the boat out with a six-course banquet of authentic Thai tastes on the ‘Dinner Champagne Taittinger Cruise’ (approx. two hours), with sparkly nighttime views.
Seasonal menus embrace local produce, with prettily plated dishes such as Hor Mok Pu (steamed, curried crab served on a banana leaf) and Moo Cha Muang (pork stew flavoured with rare Thai herbs). Thai herbs star in the bar’s signature cocktails too. The route passes stellar sights including Wat Pho, The Grand Palace and Wat Arun. Bottoms up and anchors away!
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