Bangpoo

Bangpoo

Bangpoo is a long pier about 12 km south of Samut Prakan. It is famous by locals to have lunch or dinner at the restaurant at the end of the pier, especially in the weekends. 
First I cross the Chao Praya by the ferry under Bhumipol bridge. Then I cycle to Suksawat rd and follow it south till Phra Samut Chedi. It's a little bit searching to find the ferry (about 100 m before the temple on the right side between the small market). It's more a ferry for pedestrians and I have to carry the bicycle to get into the boat. 
The river is already wide here, and big ships are entering and leaving the harbor of Klong Toei. 
In Samut Prakan I have also to walk through a market before cycling south to Sukhumvit rd. Fortunately there is a nice cycling track along the road with much shadow from the trees. But there are also many obstacles to prevent motorcycles to enter the bike lane. Every time I have to slow down. 
A few kilometers before Bangpoo the cycling land comes to an end. At the pier are thousands of seagulls, the symbol of Bangpoo. 
Returning I have to take the same road till Samut Prakan. But then I keep on following the busy Sukhumvit rd till Phungchao Saming Phray rd. This road ends at another ferry to Phra Pha Deang. But I turn after 300m to the right, following the small but very busy (trucks) road along the harbor of Klong Toei. 
At the beginning of this road (Tang Rotfai Sai Kao rd) is on the left side a nice temple with a long covered passage with dozens of bells. 
About halfway it is possible to avoid the heavy traffic to take a road throughout the harbor on the left.