Living in Bangkok is sometimes bringing some surprises that you never expect. Today we had the most amazing day trip from our house into the so-called Green Lungs of Bangkok. We took off from the Rama 4 Road, onto the Klong Toey Pier, and with a small boat we crossed the Chao Phraya river in 5 minutes (directions below). Arriving on the peninsula we rented the last two shabby bicycles available.
The first kilometer was an amazing lush experience, we took some less travelled roads (where there were no motorbikes as all!). We tried some of the small cat walks that connected the houses.
We found the floating market just in time for a late lunch. Enjoyed a great spicy port and chicken noodle soup. Cooked by the river from this lady.
Charcoal grilled rice paste in some leaves tasted delicious and we got a bunch with us home.
The vegetation is fantastic, you don’t think you are 20 minutes from busy Sukumvit! We found another great place; the ecological park. It’s a huge park, perfect for biking, running and dimly chilling by the lakes. The spot for future picnic is found!
We will return soon! Will get proper bike trousers and better bikes for next time!
We drove our car from home to the Klong Toey Pier. Arriving at the Pier/Port area you will find a small soi to your right, and pass by a temple through the small shops to the Pier #7. Small boats takes you over the river.
Tribute to RIchard Barrow! He is the one I follow on Twitter (@RichardBarrow) who has posted bicycle trips and directions to the Klong Toey Pier.