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Anantara Launches Luxury Cruises in Bangkok

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Bangkok, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Relying on its intricate system of waterways, canals and rivers, Bangkok—one of the oldest capitals in the Orient— has earned the moniker “Venice of the East.” Now luxury hotel group Anantara invites you to explore life on the river with its newly launched Anantara Cruises.

Witness for yourself how Thailand’s waterways are the country’s lifelines, as you cruise down Bangkok’s famous Chao Phraya River. Locals living on its banks lead an authentic lifestyle, creating vivid snapshots of a bygone age in between glittering temples like the Temple of Dawn, landmarks of regal heritage such as the Grand Palace and Royal Barges Boathouse, as well as striking bridges and monumental buildings that reflect the capital’s dynamic evolution over the past 20 years.

Century-old rice barges Anantara Song and Anantara Dream have been painstakingly rebuilt from teak and restored to host Thailand’s most discerning visitors. Offering overnight cruises, the splendid, five-star luxury barges marry Old World charm, modern comforts and truly personalized service, with captain, chef and additional service staff. The 20-meter finely furnished and ultra deluxe Anantara Song accommodates up to four couples and is available for private charter, while the Anantara Dream offers a spectacular private river residence for up to two couples only. Both barges feature idyllic living spaces.

There’s no better way to get an inside glimpse at Bangkok’s ancient wonders, and guests can choose to go on overnight voyages that include discovery experiences such as private cooking lessons, spa, on-board yoga retreats, Thai wine tasting classes and rice barge sailing.

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