Bang Kra Jao
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This protected wooded peninsula formed by an oxbow in the river lies in the Samut Prakarn province. It feels like the countryside, yet lies just 15 mins by road and ferry from the Khlong Toei MRT. One of the best ways to explore Bang Kra Jao, also called Bangkok’s “green lung” is by bicycle. Frequent boats from Wat Khlong Toei Nok Pier stop at a pierside shop that rents out these two-wheeled conveyances for B100/hr. Bike through mangroves-lined pathways, nipa palm boardwalks and tracks ringed with verdant greenery.