I visited Bang Krachao (บางกระเจ า) in Bangkok, where usually tourists don’t drop by. Basically, here you can meet or Thais who came to ride their bike on their weekends, or foreigners permanently living in Bangkok. This place is still called the “lungs” of Bangkok for its vegetation and ecosystem. Although, looking ahead, I will say that the jungles and forests are not so direct there, as can imagine imagination.
In general, if you are in Bangkok, you will want to breathe fresh air and a little stretch the muscles, it makes sense here to roll up But don’t wait here for any special attractions, such as gilded temples or viewing from the 85th floor, this is a slightly different entertainment format.
The content of the article
- 1 Bang Krachao Island
- 2 Gallery of fighting fish
- 3 Srinakorn Khuaen Khan Park
- 4 Cafe & Hotel Bangkok Tree House
- 5 Price and information to visit
- 6 Map and how to get there
Bang Krachao Island
Just in case, I will write that the island does not mean at all that around it is the sea. No, in this case, the island was formed by the fact that a piece of land was surrounded by a river (Chao Phraya) from all parties. Look at the map, it will be clear. Although one side is very it looks like a canal has been dug, so that it is not by itself so happened.
So, the island is rather big and in fact it is a whole district of Bangkok, where a lot of people live. True, this is quite a suburb and I I even think that administrative is no longer Bangkok, but among expats it is called bang krachao island. In any case, it is not so important, because we need to ride a bike and breathe fresh air, right?
To drive around all the tracks of this island, you will need more than one. day, but that makes no sense. Do not hurry, for the first time just visit the most basic places: park, fish gallery, and Tree cafe House. At least try to visit. At the rental office you will give a map, but she is so, you know, typical of Ty and symbolizes Thai logic. In other words, for her you practically nothing understand, except that some names will learn. So google maps in help to go through the quest “find something, I don’t know what”
Yes, I must say that not all tracks on Google (and MapsMe) correspond to reality, and among the locals there are very few English speakers, but all this adds to this adventurism cycling The main thing, do not forget to put a point on the map, where you took the bike so that it was easier to return later.
Bang Krachao Map
We took bicycles, I’m mountainous, guys
Riding through the back streets of local villages you can see authentic Bangkok, see how ordinary locals live. Despite the fact that the place is popular only among Thais, there is nowhere not felt the tourist atmosphere. On the contrary, the locals lived as and live. A number of cyclists coming to mostly on weekends, their life seems to have no effect. Take a trip, I recommend.
When I went there, I thought that there was generally everything is spotted with water. channels, but in fact it is not. Enough ordinary asphalt roads where cars drive or people walk. However, it is the channels and concrete paths laid above the water and among the vegetation – the most gusto. This is the very eco-system and the “lungs” of Bangkok. True, if you feel insecure driving a bicycle, then Drive along these paths carefully, if you fall, it will be like minimum, unpleasant and wet. Local, by the way, there is fine on bikes dissect, generally not afraid.
Some paths just go through the forest.
Some above water and at height
Others through residential buildings
The places are not tourist, people really live here.
Most have authentic wooden houses.
Some walkways with fencing
War Game Gallery
Called “Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery”. Fish there, indeed, fighting. But no one fights here. Rather it is here they have such a sanatorium, in anticipation of the battle. There are even hospital for fish, where they come to life and are treated. Because there was nobody to ask, basically I just had to walk and look at aquariums. Visually, all are similar, but for sure, some there are differences. All the fish are small, part nondescript, part variegated and pretty
In the same area where the gallery is located, there is a small park with a lake and a Thai-style building. In the heat here is not the walk The best idea is to inspect the building, it is quite interesting.
War Game Gallery
Typical fighting fish, but you can’t tell
As I understand it, this is something like a hospital, they stand apart banks
That’s the whole gallery
Near the building in Thai style
And a large green lawn with a pond
Wooden toys from childhood
Of course, in one of the villages there was a Thai cafe, where I had lunch
Srinakorn Khuaen Khan Park
One of the points where it is worth to jump in is the botanical park. To the people there may be a bit too much, but to drive along the paths is one pleasure. There is a circular route, it is not at all long, here over it. On the way, you will meet the ornithological tower of 3 floors, there rise too, look at everything from above, even small.
Srinakorn Khuaen Khan Park Map
Most of the pond takes
There you can traditionally feed fish
And, of course, you can ride a bike
Corner of romance
Kind of like an ornithological tower
View from the tower on the Thais who are engaged in their favorite pastime – self
There is even a mini ferry in the park.
Bangkok Tree House Cafe & Hotel
Specifically, in my case – this cafe was the completion route. You know, it’s good to sit and drink a fruit shake afterwards. pokatushek and heat. If I had the opportunity, I would stay at the hotel, that’s right there Visually looks very even. Well, if you like eco-style, interior permeated with plants, open spaces and everything is in that spirit. Here is a link to the hotel, see the photos. Expensive, for an amateur, but I personally like these hotels. Eye resting. If only mosquitoes are not devoured, as in the comments swear.
True, the location is uncomfortable at all. Only if like this with a backpack and a bike to come, 1-2 days to relax and back, then There is a combination of cycling and overnight. Otherwise, if with a suitcase to drag, yes on a taxi, and then drag it along narrow paths, no. Well, and probably, I would be better for such a relaxation in nature, somewhere far from the city drove off.
Cafe Bangkok Tree House
Pontoon pier leads from the cafe
It rocks nicely when you walk on it.
The uppermost level of the cafe, as an observation deck
And this is the building of Bangkok Tree House.
How do you like this bed?
At the bottom all around is buried in verdure
The feeling that the walls of green made
Price and information to visit
Taxi from BTS Asok to the pier will cost about 50-70 baht. A boat 10 baht across the river in one direction (20 baht in both directions). Rent city bike 80 baht / day Mountain bike rental 120 baht / day
Bicycle rental is available from 8:30 to 19:30. But after 18 hours there is nothing to do on the island, it becomes dark.
Map and how to get
Pointed on the map point – Khlong Toei Pier pier where you need come by taxi. The nearest metro is BTS Asok and MRT Khlong Toei. But a taxi, as you know, can be taken from anywhere. Also from these metro stations you can walk, if suddenly I want to, there is only 2 km from the MRT. C taxi is some complexity, because the taxi driver may not understand where you need (as it was in my case). I think he did not know the word Pier (pier), in the end, he called someone English-speaking, and we on English explained that we need a pier from which we will take boat to Bang Krachao. Alternatively, you can show this Thai inscription ตลาด คลองเตย, it is her Google gives in place the pier. Or this ว ด คลองเตย นอก – this is how a temple is written in Thai (Wat Toei) near which this pier.
Then from the pier you are transferred to the boats on the other side, on Isle. There literally a few minutes to sail, boats go in the morning and until the evening, that is, during the working hours of bike rental on that side. Right on the pier on the island you rent bike and ride around the island as you like.
You can also get to the island by taxi from Bangkok, but it’s not near the path, as will have to do a decent hook.
P.S. Just in case, I will clarify, the point Khlong Toei Pier is indicated right! And then Google offers another place.
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