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Address: Bang Krachao Phapradeang, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Description: Most tourists think Lumpini Park is as green as Bangkok gets, but hidden...
Most tourists think Lumpini Park is as green as Bangkok gets, but hidden across the Chao Phraya River is the almost-island of Bang Krachao, known as the "green lungs" of the city. A 10-minute boat trip from Khlong Toey Port, it’s a vast area of unspoiled mangroves and orchards with little in the way of infrastructure. Many biking tours will organize trips to the area or you can go it alone and rent a bike when you get there.
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Green Oasis in Center of Bangkok

From BTS Prakanong take 15 min taxi ride down Rama IV road to Bangkok Port. Once there walk through the Wat (temple) and catch a longtail boat across the Chaoprayah river to Bang... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

From BTS Prakanong take 15 min taxi ride down Rama IV road to Bangkok Port. Once there walk through the Wat (temple) and catch a longtail boat across the Chaoprayah river to Bang Krachao. Finding this amazing patch of green in the centre of Bangkok is really surprising, you can hire a bicycle once there and ride to the floating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you've got 4 hours to spare, this is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Bangkok. Get a tuk-tuk to Klong Toei pier, then a 10baht crossing to the island. Hire a bike where you get off for 100baht/day, and go explore! The map they provide isn't that much use, but half the fun is getting lost... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On our recent visit to Bangkok we did a half day bike tour of Bang Krachao with SpiceRoads Cycle Tours. This is really a fascinating spot literally minutes away from the hustle & bustle & normal chaos that is Bangkok. It is like you get off the river & suddenly you are in a different world. Cycle tour was definitely... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While I do enjoy living in Bangkok very much, I occasionally miss green spaces. Most of the public parks just don't cut it and/or are really far (Rama IX park anyone?). Enter Bang Krachao. It's easy to reach, just take a taxi to "Wat Klong Toei" and go to the pier at the back, the crossing is 10 baht. Right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A wonderful adventure, crossed from the Klong Toey pier for 10 baht and hired a bike for 100 baht a day. It has beautiful scenery and a labrynth of small concrete paths about 2 meters above the ground, between the houses. Not many tourists. Lots of fun and affordable. Easy to get lost though with little signage in English and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love this place. Awesome weather, easy to go, adventurous bicycle ride and a authentic food taste. You can rent a bicycle for the whole day for just 100 baht, a really good deal. Must say polite and helpful people!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I loved this low key escape from the bustle of Bangkok. Everything from the little boat ride across the river to the bike riding (rented at the Bang Krachao side pier) around the park and neighborhoods, it was lovely. Nothing amazingly spectacular but such a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively). I took my 2 year old son along... More 

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Bangkok
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

An abundance of shops selling food and farmer's items. A good place to leisurely walk around and sample some of the traditional Thai food that are hard to find anywhere else. You will be walking in an old orchard with stalls running the entirety of the orchard.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This jewel is just a short ride and river crossing from the Phrom Phong BTS (meeting point is at A Square, a quick motorbike taxi from the BTS). Withing a half hour we were riding on elevated paths above the gardens and homes of the locals. THis is a half-day outing with SpiceRoads; and highly recommended. After crossing, some time... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I come here on weekends to hire a bike and escape the crowds. Its totally not worth it, theres nothing to see and I really don't recommend you get a very cheap ferry across and hire a bike fror 100 baht a day. The lush gardens and quiet streets are really not worth seeing. Go back to the city and... More 

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