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Apartments and condos alongside the Chaophraya offer great river views in Bangkok.

Often condos and apartments in large cities situated near the riverside often offer the residents premium living and come at premium price. In Bangkok, condos on the Chaophraya River offer residents views of the River if Kings.

In recent years there has been a surge to build big beautiful Chao phraya apartments and condos. With developers seemingly keen to outdo each other in the use of the land, the design of the Bangkok condominium buildings built on the edge of the Chaophraya have become some of the most extravagant and impressive in Bangkok.

One of the most extravagant Chao phraya condominium developments opened in recent years is The Chatrium:

Chatrium Condo

With units in The Chatrium larger than most new modern Bangkok condos constructed in the last 5 years. The Chatrium is a Grade A condominium development with each and every unit getting clear unblocked views of the Chao Phraya river.

With a massive range of facilities The Chatrium can almost feel like a self contained town on the side of the Chao Phraya River. Facilities in this extravagant Bangkok condominium complex range from large swimming pools, gymnasiums and gardens, to tennis courts, shops and cafes.

With units on the large size, they are also more expensive to rent than many Sukhumvit and Sathorn condos, but actually work out about the same price or even cheaper per sqm. A large 65sqm 1 Bedroom condos in The Chatrium condominium will cost as much as THB 40 000/month to rent. So renting a Chao Phraya condo can come at a premium price. However with such a fantastic range of facilities, plus Chaophraya River views and Grade A finishing, the price will mainly seem justified.

On the opposite side of the Chao Phraya River is a condominium development by Major Development, who have built such well known Bangkok condos such as The Hampton, The Fullerton, The Manhattan Chidlom, and The Wind Sukhumvit 23.

Watermark Chao Phraya River

The Watermark Chao Phraya is possibly the most extravagant Chao Phraya condominium development to date, with a list of facilities as long as any Bangkok condominium development. Some highlights feature tennis courts, volley ball courts, Infinity swimming pools, squash court, gymnasium, landscaped gardens, moon pool and waterfall.

Again with the Watermark containing such large units at Grade A standard, prices and rental prices are also at a premium. For example a 2 bedroom condos at this Chao Phraya development would rent at 55 000 Baht/month. But with clear river views, as many facilities as an Amusement Park and top class finishes all round it makes for luxurious living.

But perhaps you have not got THB 40 000++ to spend to rent a Bangkok condo, or to rent on the ChaoPhraya. There are then some less expensive alternatives that still offer the terrific Chao Phraya River views.

Supalai River Place

One such condo is Supalai River Place, a ChaoPhraya condo with units starting at just 12 500 Baht/month. Studios with 35sqm of living space can offer an inexpensive and practical way for someone who wants to enjoy the river views the Chao Phraya has to offer, but does not want to break the bank to do so.

Supalai River Place like The Chatrium and The Watermark is within easy access of a BTS station. This allows easy access to Bangkok’s CBD and even Siam Square can be reached in under 30 mins.

If you are living in The Watermark or Supalai River Place then Krungthonburi BTS station would be he easiest and fastest BTS station to get to. With less than a 5 minute drive from either The Watermark or Supalai River Place to Krung Thonburi BTS station.

If you live in The Chatrium the easiest and fastest way to got to the BTS is by Saphan Taksin BTS station or Surasak BTS station, depending on which way you travel to the station.

LPN Narathiwat Chao Phraya

One other excellent riverside condominium development is the LPN Chao Phraya, or Lumpini Chao Phraya, this excellent Bangkok condo development is one of Lumpini Developments best buildings and Studio condos can be rented for 11 000 Baht/month with great views of the Chao Phraya River.

Again with a range of facilities including a swimming pool gymnasium and car parking this is a very comfortable condominium in which to live. Also this Bangkok condo building offers easy access Rama III expressway and is close to Central Rama III.

Finally Baan Sathorn a stylish glass coated Chao Phraya condominium, is opposite Saphan Taksin BTS station and again with a Grade A finish and facilities to match makes a great alternative to The Chatrium or The Watermark and Baan Sathorn has a convenient ferry to the Saphan Taksin BTS pier.

Baan Sathorn Chaophraya

Extremely chic 2 bedroom condo units can rent in the Baan Sathorn for as little as 40 000 Baht/month. But with the convenience of the BTS, the river views and the luxurious fittings it makes clients looking to live near to the Chao Phraya river spoilt for choice.

About Amorn S

Amorn Suramongkol is passionate about Thai real estate and writes useful and informative articles for aimed at helping Bangkok's expats find homes and settle in to the capital.

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