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Bang Krachao

Bang Krachao Phapradeang, Samut Prakan, Thailand
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$39.30*
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Small-Group Green Bike Tour of Bangkok
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$595.65*
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Private tour of the Green Heart of Bangkok
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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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Bang Krachao Phapradeang, Samut Prakan, Thailand
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

I went along in November 2016. Not technically in Bangkok as such but also known as the green lungs of Bangkok. I rented a cycle near the Bang Krachao Pier for 50 baht and went exploring. I rode around the island for a few hours...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We had no idea that this wonderful oasis existed until we went on a half-day cycling tour! Next time we are in Bangkok, we won't hesitate to take a boat over to the island, rent bicycles and explore at leisure. You could easily spend a...More

1  Thank 92,075
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

If you are fed up with the bustle of Bangkok, it is recommended you go here for a change. Bicycle rides for exercise. Nothing is special, but a place where the beauty of nature can be enjoyed!! BUT HURRY UP, before the 'Oasis' turns massacre!!...More

Thank MiTeTyMan
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Read so much about this green lung in Bangkok that was so near where I stayed but didn't get to visit until now! Totally enjoyable adventure. Rent your bicycles after you cross the river - you get more choices there! Only 80 baht for the...More

2  Thank LaiKit65
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The island is easy to get to. I took the MRT to Klong Toei, went out Exit 2, so I was on the correct side of the street. Took a moto taxi to the pier for 40 baht. It was 10 baht to use the...More

9  Thank bormanator
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Open google map in satellite view, and look for a huge green area : that's it, you found bangkok green lungs. Take a taxi to Bang na pier, and then the 10 baht ferry to cross the river and here you are, no more heavy...More

5  Thank ginko_san
Reviewed December 3, 2016

As mentioned, a lovely green countryside escape from the city within the city. You could prepare by taking a lunch (we had sandwiches) and bottled water (dissolving some rehydration tablets/powder in the water might help as on a very hot day, particularly when cycling). Sky...More

2  Thank PhilR124
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We met a local friend at the pier to rent bikes and ride around on this little island. We were there on a weekday, so not busy at all, and we rented bikes right on the pier. It was 100 baht including our ferry crossing....More

1  Thank squimnshout
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Bang Krachao is no longer the "hidden gem" escape it once was, but it is still a very nice respite from the noise, pollution and hassles of Bangkok. Unless you're really intent on visiting the weekend market (I wasn't impressed), I strongly recommend that you...More

6  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed November 13, 2016

It's really nice green place that totally different from Bangkok. I just had a few trip to go with my friends. We rented a bicycles 30 baht/hour and 70 baht/full day or else you can bring your own bicycle there for went around this island....More

Thank Yinrakiris
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ephyfe
This might be a future destination and I have a few questions about the place. I've seen maps that suggest a fixed trail that goes in a loop. If so how long does the loop take? If you don't take the trail I guess you can go wherever you want to and there are many smaller trails? Is it easy to get lost on these trails? Is the Botanical gardens worth the time? Also seeing some of the pictures, some of those trails look quite dangerous. Can imagine being on a trail and coming to something that I don't feel comfortable with. Thanks.
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Puvadet P |
A loop without any stop (when you ride like professional cyclists) takes about one hour. But I highly recommend stopping at attractions along the way e.g.the floating market, the botanical gardens. This would take you about... More
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Awais I
I can't find Bang Krachao on Google Maps. Reviewers keep saying it's within Bangkok but the only result showing up on Google Maps is way outside of Bangkok. Could anyone please share an accurate location? Thanks
May 15, 2016|
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Response from CRP1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It is most of that area engulfed by the river. Check Google maps with the satellite view and it is really obvious due to being completely green!
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