Day Trips

Bangkok for Free Cycle Trip – Part 1

April 21, 2013
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Bangkok for Free Cycle Trip – Part 1

Yesterday I was in Bangkok with my bicycle in order to do some research for my new Bangkok4Free.com website. There is a lot to do and see in Bangkok for free and that includes some of the temples. Here are some of the things that I tweeted about during my trip around Rattanakosin Island. My first stop was Wat Intharawihan (A)…

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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 2

April 8, 2013
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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 2

A few months back, I went exploring along Saen Saeb Canal on my bicycle from Kwan Riam Floating Market to Wat Sri Bunruang. There was a path for much of the way but in a number of places I had to make big diversions. The BMA are working on building a path on both sides all the way, but it isn’t finished…

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A Day Trip to Ayutthaya

December 24, 2012
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A Day Trip to Ayutthaya

At the weekend I did a day-trip to Ayutthaya. This is the former capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. There is plenty to see and do here. Really, you should spend the night in order to do justice to everything and also to not tire yourself out. For this day-trip, I chose a variety of destinations that I think gives a good…

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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 1

October 7, 2012
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Exploring Saen Saeb Canal – Part 1

My day trip to today was to explore a stretch of Saen Saeb Canal. I heard that they were extending the boat services from Wat Sri Bunruang to Minburi and so was keen to see if this was actually true. My starting point was at Kwan Riam Floating Market. I was there before 7:30 a.m. so that I could take some…

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Walking Tour Around Bang Rak

September 28, 2012
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Walking Tour Around Bang Rak

This morning I joined Pailin and some friends for a walk around Bang Rak. The starting point was BTS Saphan Taksin. I finished the day with a visit to the new Museum of the Human Body in Siam Square. Our first stop was Ban Oou Mosque (A). This is the oldest registered mosque in Bangkok dating back to the reign of…

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Cycle Ride from Lumpini Park to Benjakitti Park

February 12, 2012
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Cycle Ride from Lumpini Park to Benjakitti Park

This morning I went on a cycle ride between two bike-friendly parks in Bangkok. These are Lumpini Park and Benjakitti Park. Between the two there is a dedicated cycle track that avoids roads. For lunch I ended up at the Firehouse on Sukhumwit 11. I started at the largest of the parks which is called Lumpini Park (A). It is close…

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Trip to the Giant Reclining Ganesha in Chachoengsao

February 11, 2012
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Trip to the Giant Reclining Ganesha in Chachoengsao

My day trip today was to Chachoengsao Province, to the East of Bangkok. I drove there along the Bang Na-Trad elevated highway and turned off to Chachoengsao before I reached the Bang Pakong river. The route is clearly marked and took just over an hour to the city and about a total 90 minutes to the Reclining Ganesha. Our first…

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Car Free Sunday in Thonburi

January 30, 2012
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Car Free Sunday in Thonburi

On Sunday, I took part in the latest Bangkok Car Free Sunday event. This is a monthly activity where people are encouraged to use alternative transport. During each event, the organizers take groups of cyclists to explore different areas around Bangkok. This month we went to Thonburi. The bicycle tour started under the Memorial Bridge (A). There are bicycles here…

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Two New Floating Markets near Suvarnabhumi Airport

December 10, 2011
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Two New Floating Markets near Suvarnabhumi Airport

This morning I headed to an area to the northeast of Suvarnabhumi Airport. The purpose was to check out a couple of relatively new floating markets. The first market we visited was Nakhon Nueang Ket Riverside Market (A 13.773149, 100.991135). In Thai it is called a “talad gao” meaning old market. It has apparently been here for 100 years or…

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Exploring Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok

September 17, 2011
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Exploring Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok

This morning I took my bicycle into Bangkok by Skytrain in order to explore the park at Suan Rot Fai. Suan Rot Fai (13.812639,100.554235), or The Railway Park in English, is just one of three parks in the vicinity of Chatuchak Weekend Market. Suan Rot Fai is the largest at 150 acres. For people who love cycling it is a…

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