Bang Krachao is an area known as Bangkok’s Green Lung, but actually it is located in Samut Prakan Province, which is adjacent to Bangkok.
To go there, my friend and I have been there by taking a cross-river ferry from Wat Bang Na Nawk.
The ferry ran daily. On weekends and public holidays, it ran from 8.00 AM to 7.00 PM.
On that day, it was not crowded at all.
We paid the ferry fare after reaching Bang Krachao (6 baht).
Then, we rent bicycles to wander around the area (50 baht/ day).
A map showing attractions in Bang Krachao was given.
The first point of interest we have been was Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market. This floating market was quite big and took more than an hour to walk around. There were several local food stalls waiting for visitors to try.
Next, we went to Sri Nakhon Khuan Khan Park, a park with lots of green spaces, natural scenery, walking paths, a lake, and a bird viewing platform.
Walking paths were well maintained, easy to walk, and flat to the overlooks.
It was one of the great places for locals to spend time with family.
The last stop that we made was Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery.
The area was quite big and tranquil.
Some have vibrantly-colored fish, while some have not.
After that, we rode bicycles to the restaurant, had lunch, and relaxed.
Then, took a cross-ferry back to Wat Bang Na Nawk.
All in all, it was a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. There was no sky-rise building in the area, and not too far from Bangkok. If you’ve got a day to spare in Bangkok, I highly recommend this place.
Update: August 2019
Location: Bang Krachao, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province
How to get there: Take BTS and get off at Bang Na BTS station. Then, take a taxi to Wat Bang Na Nawk. After that, take a cross-river ferry (6 baht). Then, rent a bicycle (50 baht/day) to wander around.
Have you ever been to Bang Krachao, Bangkok’s Green Lung? Did you enjoy your holiday there? Share your experience with me in the comments!