Crossing the Chao Phraya River from the Klong Toei Port to Bang Krachao in the Phra Pradaeng district (also known as the green lung of Bangkok) is like entering a different world.  Its quiet,and has tracks and elevated pathways leading through the mangroves and swamp,banana,coconut and mango plantations.

There was the sound of birds and things splashing around in the water and undergrowth.  I hired a mountain bike for the day,it was nice riding around and getting lost along the elevated pathways.  If a motor bike came along one of us would have to keep still on the ledge allowing the other to squeeze past.   The only foreigner's I saw were a couple of bike tours with their Thai guides.  All of these images were shot in RAW using a Canon EOS 50D.   


 

Crossing the Chao Phraya River from the Klong Toei Port to Bang Krachao in the Phra Pradaeng district (also known as the green lung of Bangkok) is like entering a different world.  Its quiet,and has tracks and elevated pathways leading through the mangroves and swamp,banana,coconut and mango plantations

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There was the sound of birds and things splashing around in the water and undergrowth.  I hired a mountain bike for the day,it was nice riding around and getting lost along the elevated pathways.  If a motor bike came along one of us would have to keep still on the ledge allowing the other to squeeze past.   The only foreigner's I saw were a couple of bike tours with their Thai guides.  All of these images were shot in RAW using a Canon EOS 50D


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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.  

 

 

Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

 

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

 

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

 

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Looking at the Chao Phraya River from the Bang Krachao side.

 

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The green lungs vegetation.

 

The green lungs vegetation.


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The entrance to the Si Nakhon Khuen Park.  I really liked this park,at the entrance were the usual manicured lawns,hedges and flowers, but the further you moved away came the more natural vegetation and swamp land.   There were many wooden bridges crossing streams and marsh.  There is also a tower allowing you to view the surroundings and treetops,its ideal to see the many colorful birds.    4....

 

 

The entrance to the Si Nakhon Khuen Park.  I really liked this park,at the entrance were the usual manicured lawns,hedges and flowers, but the further you moved away came the more natural vegetation and swamp land.   There were many wooden bridges crossing streams and marsh.  There is also a tower allowing you to view the surroundings and treetops,its ideal to see the many colorful birds.


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The entrance to the Si Nakhon Khuen Park.  I really liked this park,at the entrance were the usual manicured lawns,hedges and flowers, but the further you moved away came the more natural vegetation and swamp land.   There were many wooden bridges crossing streams and marsh.  There is also a tower allowing you to view the surroundings and treetops,its ideal to see the many colorful birds.

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The entrance to the Si Nakhon Khuen Park.  I really liked this park,at the entrance were the usual manicured lawns,hedges and flowers, but the further you moved away came the more natural vegetation and swamp land.   There were many wooden bridges crossing streams and marsh.  There is also a tower allowing you to view the surroundings and treetops,its ideal to see the many colorful birds.

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Elevated path ways pass plantations and houses on stilts,sometimes you are meter above the ground. 

 

Elevated path ways pass plantations and houses on stilts,sometimes you are meter above the ground.

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Here we have the road leading to the boat pier. 

 

ggHere we have the road leading to the boat pier.

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Here we have the road leading to the boat pier.

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Here we have the road leading to the boat pier.

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A view from the Bang Krachao side looking at the Klong Toey Port. 

 

A view from the Bang Krachao side looking at the Klong Toey Por


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A view from the Bang Krachao side looking at the Klong Toey Port.


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A view from the Bang Krachao side looking at the Klong Toey Port.  8


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These images were taken at the BTS Wongwian Yai station and town center.   The last two shots were taken at 18:50 on the return journey with the camera resting on a railing. 

 

These images were taken at the BTS Wongwian Yai station and town center.   The last two shots were taken at 18:50 on the return journey with the camera resting on a railing.


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These images were taken at the BTS Wongwian Yai station and town center.   The last two shots were taken at 18:50 on the return journey with the camera resting on a railing.

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The one thing I never get bored with in Bangkok is to ride up and down the Chao Phraya River on a boat.

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The one thing I never get bored with in Bangkok is to ride up and down the Chao Phraya River on a boat.