Apsara, a vintage-style rice barge cruising the majestic Chao Phraya, the River of Kings. Onboard the noble teak wood vessel, guests indulge in selections of Royal Thai cuisine and canapés, served with legendary Banyan Tree service.
The name “Apsara” is derived from celestial nymphs, and Asian mythology associated with skilled dances, and also closely related to Persian water nymphs. Newly built from teak wood with modern furnishings, Banyan Tree Bangkok’s first vintage-styled rice barge Apsara celebrates the grace and culture inherent in its sleek timber design.
While guests soak in the culture of the riverside communities, richly entwined with traditional Thai lifestyles, Banyan Tree Bangkok’s chefs prepare a feast for the soul. The Aspara comfortably accommodates 64 guests, and serves Royal Thai cuisine. Departing at 8.00pm daily, the Dinner Cruise traverses along the Chao Phraya River for an enriching cultural experience, passing the famous Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam) and the Royal Palace, illustrating snapshots of Thailand’s Ayudhya heritage.
The Dinner Cruise operates every day, priced at THB 2,400 net inclusive of a gourmet Royal Thai dinner. Private charters can be arranged for customised trips and special occasions. Guests board the Apsara at River City Pier. www.banyantree.com.