Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand

The Chao Phraya river runs through the city of Bangkok and functions as one of the principle means of navigating this congested capital city. The Chao Phraya Express Boat service operates a fleet of wooden boats that provide a convenient and enjoyable transport service for tourists and locals alike. I made this recording on one of the 39 floating jettys that serve as boarding stages, designed to rise and fall with the depth of the river. You can hear the sound of the jetty structure move with the wash and, as the boat approaches, the distinctive whistle used to communicate with the driver as he docks.

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© Iain Armstrong

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