Half Day Biking through Bangkok’s Green Lung
Bangkok’s Green Lung
Although cycling through Bangkok may not be the first thing that springs to your mind, but when we bring
you on our Bangkok half day relaxing bicycle experience, we give you a brand new
perspective of the city that you never knew even existed.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Proof that Bangkok is more than just a beehive of cars, construction and casual eating wherever you look lies only a couple of kilometres away. Suited for all ages, biking through the green lung of Bangkok fulfils the need when one clearly seeks the local, tranquil side of the City of Angels.
Morning or afternoon, we will ensure that the exchange, from traffic jams and modernisation to the authentic side of Bangkok, will a very pleasant ride.
07:30 - 13:00
13:30 - 18:30
Early morning (or afternoon), we will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer you to the meeting point where our comfortable bikes await our presence. Before we head into parts of Bangkok which you never knew they even existed, a proper fitting of your means of transport for the coming 4 – 4.5 hours is a requirement. Equipped with helmet and a good spirit, we head off through small alleys, backyards and local communities. Part of the morning will be primarily dominated with the modern side of the Thai capital – ranging from town houses to stand-alone apartment complexes.
Our first stop will be at one of the hidden communities among all this modern development; although designated as a ‘slum’, the people here call it home for many years and thrive on local trading and working at one of the nearby factories. One of the highlights (closed on school and public holidays) will be a stop at the community kindergarten.
Before we reach the local boat pier, we stop at a sweat shop to move into the green part of the city. After a quick refreshing drink, we board the awaiting long tail boat and cross the mighty Chao Phraya River and the Jungle of Bangkok will doom up upon us. This is the greenest area of Bangkok and elevated concrete paths will be our guidance through the lush vegetation, local stilted homes where the residents thrive from working on coconut palm plantations and the cultivation of bananas. En route, we stop for a small, typical Thai meal.
Before we reach the boat ferry to head back to the other side of Bangkok, we make a stop at a very old, non-touristic Buddhist temple. But we unfortunately have to catch the boat to head back to the starting point. From the boat jetty to the office, we pass a Muay Thai training school. With its origins dating back more than hundreds of years, it is an additional added-value to an already wonderful experience.
After 4 – 4.5 hours, we reach the starting point of our tour and our driver will bring you back in comfort to your hotel.