We arrived to this place around 12:00NN. Since the sun was mercilessly beating down on us we ditched the idea of riding the bike and decided to ride on the tram scheduled to leave on 1:00PM. The entrance fee is Thb 500 which includes the choice of using a bike or riding the tram.
We decided to eat our lunch in a small caferia just across the ticket office and found ourselves eating huge servings of tasty fried thai rice (I had pork fried rice while my sister had chicken fried rice) and a can of coke for only Thb. 60.00.
I cannot really recommend the tram ride for three major reasons - (1) the driver and guide speaks only in Thai. (2) it only stops at specific places - in our case in 4 major places, the last one being the Floating Village and (3) apparently, in our last stop, the Floating Village, we were left behind to fend for ourselves. Imagine our dismay when we found out we were left behind. While walking back to the entrance is possible, it is not recommended since if you look at the map the Floating Village is somewhere in the middle and walking in the hot afternoon sun and trying to wade you way back is not a very good idea since some of the signs are in Thai. It took sometime for us to find someone who can speak a bit of english so they could radio someone to pick us up with another tram.
My best suggestion for this place is to hire the golf cart. We would have done the same if not for the fact that my sister has no confidence yet in my driving skills (she cant drive yet). I guess, biking around is ok, but for me, when I saw the other tourist biking around sweating and looking like crabs (they are very red) because of the sun and heat, I rather have a covered transporation anyday. Even the tram.
Despite our not-so-spectacular experience with the tram the place itself is spectacular. Definitely an eye-candy and worthy of draining the batteries of your camera. There is not much tourist in this area so you get to enjoy the view and structures for yourself.
Will definitely go back to this place again and explore it properly. I am pretty sure we missed a lot of places since our trip is limited to the areas of the route of the tram.
Getting to this area - ride the BTS until Bearing station. From there ride a taxi (i suggest you print out the name of Mueang Boran in Thai and give it to the driver). Cost should be around Thb 120-150 depending on the traffic.
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