Address: Bangkok Tree house, 60 moo 1, Petch Cha Hueng Road, Bang Namphueng, Phra Padaeng, Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, 10130
Phone Number: +66829951150
BTS: Bangna (from here you will still need to get a taxi, further information about getting to Bangkrachao can be found on the bottom of this page).
The perfect place for anyone who feels Bangkok is too crowded and for anyone who craves some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Bangkrachao has adopted the name of ‘Green Lung of Bangkok’ due to the limited cars, beautiful green scenery and fun cycling tracks. The perfect quick getaway from busy city life, it’s hard to believe it is simply a 5 baht and 5 minute boat ride across the Chao Phraya river.
Due to the strict planning code which forbids high rise buildings, Bangkrachao has a very rural feel. As soon as you step off the pier there are places to rent bikes for under 50baht. They may not be in the best condition but bikes are the perfect way to explore the area. Elevated pathways over the khlong provide for an exciting ride and they wind between houses and trees. Each time we have visited Bangkrachao we have seen something new and explored a different route.
The main feature of the area is Sri Nakhon Khruenkhan Park. This is an area with cycle paths, bridges and lakes. It is not perfectly kept but this doesn’t take away from the experience. On our trip we managed to spot monitor lizards and snakes.
There is also a local floating market. It is not what you would envisage as a floating market if you have been to Damnoen Saduak or seen the photos and postcards, but nevertheless it is worth visiting. There is a variety of local food to buy from the boats, in addition to home ware, clothes and other accessories. However, please note, the floating market is only open on weekends.
There are also many other places to explore on Bangkrachao such as the Siamese fighting fish gallery, temples and the Joss Stick making workshops. We didn’t get a chance to explore these but they are on our list for when we return.
One attraction that we highly recommend is the Bangkok Tree House. This eco-friendly hotel and restaurant is something different providing good food and views. If you are not planning to stay the night it is definitely worth asking to take a look at one of the rooms.
The closest BTS stop to Bangkrachao is Bangna (exit 2). From here you need to take a short taxi ride to Wat Bang Na Nok pier. When you arrive at the pier you need to get a 5 baht boat across the river to Bangkrachao along with many motorbikes and dogs!