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Cycling in Bang Krachao in Bangkok

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

Cycling in Bang Krachao

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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When is the best time to explore Bang Krachao?

Bang Krachao is best explored from November to May when the weather is dry and comfortable. The region experiences the rainy season from June to October, which can make cycling tricky due to mud. The months from March to May can be too hot. Peak season is between November to February, with more visitors making it crowded. Show more

What is the location of Bang Krachao?

Bang Krachao is on an artificial island in the southern part of Bangkok, situated in the Phra Pradaeng District in the province of Samut Prakan, on the Chao Phraya River. It's often referred to as the green lung of Bangkok because of the abundant tropical jungle and variety of flora and fauna found here. Show more

What is the cost associated with renting bicycles in Bang Krachao?

Visitors can rent a bike on Bang Krachao for around ฿100 ($3) per day on average. Exploring the island is best done by cycling, despite the narrow paths. There are few stores on the island itself that offer bicycle rentals to the visitors. Show more

What are some of the fun attractions to explore on Bang Krachao?

Bang Krachao offers a variety of fun activities and attractions to explore. Birdwatching, beautiful gardens, and native trees are on offer at Sri Nakhon Khuan Khan Park. Flower Road is a popular highlight, and visitors can enjoy the floating markets that sell homemade items and scrumptious Thai delicacies. Nine spiritual houses can be found on the island, the Tom Yum UFO restaurant shaped like a UFO, and more. Show more

What is the level of safety when cycling on the narrow paths of Bang Krachao?

The narrow paths on Bang Krachao make cycling a bit hazardous. However, experienced cyclists can ride with ease. Visitors must be careful and dismount their cycles when necessary to avoid bushes. Wearing a helmet provides additional safety. The riders are advised to explore the island at a slow and steady pace and soak in the beautiful surroundings. Show more

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