Chao Phraya


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Chao Phra·ya

 (chou prä-yä′)
A river of Thailand formed by the Nan and Ping Rivers and flowing about 225 km (140 mi) southward past Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand.

Chao Phraya

(ˈtʃaʊ prəˈjɑː)
n
(Placename) a river in N Thailand, rising in the N highlands and flowing south to the Gulf of Thailand. Length: (including the headstreams Nan and Ping) 1200 km (750 miles). Also called: Menam

Chao Phra•ya

(ˈtʃaʊ prɑˈyɑ)
n.
a river in N Thailand, flowing S to the Gulf of Thailand. 150 mi. (240 km) long. Formerly, Menam.
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Noun1.Chao Phraya - a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
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The accident took place on Sunday when the crowded passenger boat carrying more than 100 people collided with a concrete pillar in the Chao Phraya river in Ayutthaya province, 67 kilometres north of Bangkok.
Some people were still missing after the accident, which occurred when the boat was involved in a collision in the Chao Phraya River on Sunday afternoon, but it was not immediately clear how many.
The accident happened on Sunday on the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site located some 80 km (50 miles) north of the Thai capital of Bangkok.
The ambitious elevated monorail project for the western Bangkok region all along the Chao Phraya River is anticipated to become operational in the year 2018.
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Booking a hotel by the Chao Phraya ("River of Kings"), which flows through the city centre, provides a refuge by the water's edge where you can sit and watch everyday life float by.