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Can you swim in the Chao Phraya River?

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    Adam
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    I have never seen anyone swimming in that river before, is it too polluted or just dangerous for swimming? Even fishing boats were hard to find

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    Donald
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    wtf is Chao Phraya River lol

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    Diane
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    wtf is Chao Phraya River lol

    The river that goes through Bangkok!!

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/bangkok-rediscovers-the-magic-of-its-legendary-river

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    Doris
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    Maybe the better question, “why would you want to swim there” it is a very busy river with so many tour boats. Probably tons of dead bodies and trash all over the riverbed. Remember that celebrity who was killed partying with her friends a few years ago? NO THANKS

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    Martha
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    Thai people dont really like swimming

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    Gary
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    wtfffff since when do Thai people hate swimming first I have heard of that. they are tropical country ffs

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    Dennis
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    Paul
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    SURE! If you like swimming with dead bodies!!!!

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    Charles
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    just do it bro and share on TikTok everyone is eagerly waiting 😉

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    Marilyn
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    Judy
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    from your NASA page:

    The poorest water quality is found in the southernmost reaches of the river, which directly flows through the administrative capital.

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    Edward
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    @Marilyn that video appears rather far away from large cities like Bangkok

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    Helen
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    Are there any dangers in swimming in the rivers?
    byu/Altomckee inThailand

    Some good bits from here

    “I would not swim in any rivers in Thailand unless you started at the head water where the river begins. Thai people are not respective of what they put in their water and rivers. Some of the houses are built on stilts above rivers and have open holes in the floors in which to defecate and urinate. If the river goes through a couple of high populated village areas I would definitely not swim in it. The practice of treating water before it is drained into the canals that lead to the rivers of Thailand is very very poor.”

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    “I saw Thai people walking and swimming in Chaophraya river and in Bangkok canals. That’s most certainly not my cup of tea. Thing that I noticed is that they always stick to the shore. My advice is, ask yourself would you do it in your country? Also, if you decide you would, then observe locals, where they go swimming and what they do. Currents could be strong and treacherous, wildlife dangerous, just to have in mind. There is a website farangdeathsDotcom, where you can check how many people died and how. Drowning is high on a list. Other than that, Ping river looks nice, would definitely dip my toes in it. Or try fishing, that’s a lovely sport!”

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    Amanda
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    better question:
    why the hell would you want to?

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    Noah
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    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293916-d450968-r358215416-Chao_Phraya_River-Bangkok.html

    Not a RIver you want to swim in ;)

    “Chao Phraya is the drainage from Bangkok…most of the waste water goes into the ChaoPhraya RIver and lots of chemicals from nearby leather factories which colour leather for everything, from couches to expensive sportscars.”

    I must say that, I agree with this person!!

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    Gregory
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    no thanks.

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    Roy
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    From 2002 but interesting look at the trash and bacteria history

    Chao Phya: A River Fraught with Danger

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    Nicole
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    lmfao at this thread….

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    Cynthia
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    This is the most important question that tourists want to know before visiting Thailand.

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    Brittany
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