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Cycling the Green Lung, Bangkok

This week we went on a little cycling mission to the Green Lung with our friends. Before they’d mentioned it I hadn’t heard of it before so I was quite excited. I googled a few things and saw that it was pretty much a lovely green oasis in the middle of Bangkok that you can ride around!

We followed our friends’ leads as they’d done it before and we got a taxi to the Wat Bang Na Nok. Once there we waited for the ferry across the river with all the bikers. The ferry was only about 5 minutes across the lake, if that. And it only cost us 4 baht each which is crazy! On the other side we got off the ferry at Wat Bang Nam Phueng Nok Port. When you arrive there a little bike shop where you can rent bikes for the day. He sorted ours out and told us we don’t have to pay until we gave our bikes back at the end of the day.

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We rode off pulling out left after the temple and just carried out riding after that. To be honest I have no idea which ways we went after that. There’s a few different temples, lots of cafes, a fighting fish museum, a floating market and more! We just rode around the tiny streets, that are too small for big cars, and some raised pathways going above the little lakes and greenery. It really is a gorgeous place and so peaceful even though its in the middle of a huge city.

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We made it to this gorgeous cafe called Baan Makham and sat down for a few drinks. I ordered a berry smoothie which is literally one of the nicest berry smoothies I’ve had since living in Thailand! Everyone else ordered an iced mocha and we also had some chips which were really good. We sat and chatted for a while, you can even stay in these little huts next to the cafe which looked nice. We asked the owner and he said they were 3000 a night.

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We then got back on our bikes and tried to find the park. After about 15-20 minutes we found the entrance and biked it to the bird watching tower. It was nice to stretch off the bikes but watch out for the ants over there, there’s millions of huge red ants that didn’t look very friendly.

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As it was getting later and we had to get back we cycled back to the pier. We gave our bikes back and paid the man, it was only 200 baht for all 4 bikes and he also gave us a carton of cold water each and a frozen towel for our faces which was glorious. We then got the ferry back to the other side of the river and came home.

It was such a good day and we were shattered afterwards! Our bums also didn’t hurt as much as I thought they would which is good! We’ll definitely go back to the ‘Green Lung’ as it was so beautiful and peaceful, it’s a nice place to escape the city. And it’s huge too, we didn’t see some of it. A tip is to go at the weekends because there’s a lot more open but it’s also a lot busier.

I hope you liked this post!

Stay Happy!

Sarah

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