One afternoon in Bangkok we did a highly recommended river trip. We rented a Thai-Style "long boat" for two of us and did a two hour trip around the large river and smaller canals. The river houses are very lively with people washing, cooking, etc. along the banks and little boats with wares and foods for sale.
We were a little surprised to see this enormous lizard along the banks near the boat. He was the size of our alligators:
This guy didn't seem to mind that tourists were passing by while he was doing his morning fishing in his underwear:
A woman selling snacks out of her boat:
Bangkok by boat is definitely a different feeling from walking along the streets. I highly recommend it for those of you that are going to visit!