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The Manohra Cruises fleet of restored antique rice barges are built with elegant teak wood and crafted in the traditional rua krachaeng style, meaning ‘boat with canopy’. These deep-hulled hardwood vessels were once the primary mode of transport on the river, particularly during the latter part of Thailand’s Thonburi period in the mid-18th century, when King Taksin encouraged trade with China and neighbouring countries.
Today, in place of cargo transport, these barges have transitioned to offer exclusive floating dining journeys. Drift into the legacy of a bygone era aboard a river dining cruise that is unlike any other.