Photos of Chao Phraya River
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The Chao Phraya River is the lifeblood of Thailand’s capital city and has been the pumping heart of the Kingdom through all its highs and lows. All the capital cities of the Kingdom have been located on the banks of this serene river and its importance can never be understated.
The riverbank was chosen by the initial settlers for its fertile alluvial plains and the settlement grew with the growth of the Kingdom. Later on, as the old capital city of Ayutthaya was demolished by Burmese invaders, King Taskin moved his capital down south, to the western banks of t...