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Cycling in Bang Krachao

The best way to escape the chaos of Bangkok city while exploring a tropical jungle


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Bang Krachao is an artificial island that lies in the southern part of Bangkok in the Phra Pradaeng District in the province of Samut Prakan on the Chao Phraya River. Often named as the green lung of Bangkok, there are many exciting things to do here and sights to see!

The best way to explore the area is to rent a bicycle (the price will vary around ฿100 ($3) per day). Be aware that riding paths are very narrow, which can make biking a bit dangerous. Sometimes, it's better to jump off your bike to avoid the bushes.

You can choose to explore Sri Nakhon Khuan Khan Park, which is a great spot to enjoy birdwatching, the beautiful gardens and the native trees in the area. Flower Road is a big highlight of the island, but don't expect any real flowers. It's actually a concrete surface covered with painted colourful flowers that look very sweet! You can also visit floating markets (they are situated on the land, not on the canals) to buy some tasty Thai food, sweets, souvenirs, and homemade items. The area of Bang Krachao also hosts nine spiritual houses!

You can visit Bang Krachaoin any time, but it's best to avoid the rainy season from June to October with the worst wet months being September and October. The rainy season causes the paths to get very muddy, making riding a bike very uncomfortable and challenging. During the cool season from November until February, the weather is enjoyable with lush and green nature. Remember that this is also peak season in Thailand and Bang Krachaoin can be pretty crowded during this time. You can also go cycling during the hot season from March to May, but be prepared for extremely scorching heat and nature that won't be in the best condition.

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