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Bang Krachao

Bang Krasop, Bangkok, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #21 of 272 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Parks, Neighborhoods, Islands
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you have not been to Bang Krachao drop everything and go. Who knew that you didn't even need to travel out of Bangkok to escape the city. Bang Krachao is a great place for a day trip. I would highly recommend renting a bicycle and just riding around. This is one of my favorite places in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very close to Bangkok just over the river it was changes from town to country side with fresh air and friendly people I've there for cycling around 80 baht for rent bike all day Was fun and enjoy all day long

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I'm not sure what pier you stop at, unfortunately, but it know it's near klong toei, off Rama 4...sorry. After crossing the river to the west side, you should find yourself in "Phra Padang" province. You can rent bicycles at the pier for 40 baht for a couple hours to explore the "island". I recommend finding your way to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A big area of Island on the Chao Phraya river. The magnificent view from above. A small floating market worth visiting..you can still see the local life path there. You can also visit klong Lad Pho Park - the klong that is a short cut for water flow directly to the Bay of Thailand.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even tho I am a Bangkoker, I've just knew this place a month ago. There isn't far from Bangkok but totally different from my place. They all are quite green and some people there still do gardening. In Bangkok, it was like that when I was younger.. about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, city became bigger and there are less green.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

With group of friends, we went on biking, trekking thru a little jungle-like park. It was lovely and peaceful seeing those green scenery and feeling the fresh air. It was awesome to see those bangkok buildings and its long tiring day from the opposite side of Chaopraya River!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

"The lungs of Bangkok", and what a description! Bkk has some nice parks, well, a few, but nothing like this. Get yourself to the pier at Klong Toei (take the Mrt or a taxi there) and for a measly 20 baht you can get a dodgy little boat across the river. Once there rent a bicycle, for next to nothing,... More

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We traveled end december to beginning Jan 2014. The bike ride was a unique experience, cycling through the jungle. The weather was perfect not too hot. There was small boards around directing bikers where to ride. The surrounding gives you an indication of the every day life of the people. We hired bikes just next to the floating market for... More

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Deinze
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

It is certainly a unique experience. Upon arrival with the boat, you can rent a bike for just 200 THB for a full day. There are few cars in this area and you can spend several enjoyable hours biking around in green surroundings, on regular roads or on the small concrete roads between the houses. We also spent 1 hour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Bang Kranchao is an almost island in the river in Bangkok and a wonderful relaxing contrast to the busy city. It's a beautiful green place with jungle, water, wildlife, old buddhist temples and a lovely park. There is also a market at weekends, but it's actually really interesting to see it during the week when the stalls are closed and... More

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