Bang Krachao

Bang Krachao

A short ride to Bang Krachao and the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park in a wide curve of the Chao Praya river in Phra Pha Deang. After taking the ferry at Bhumipol bridge, I have to turn left crossing a small canal that divides this part of Phra Pha Deang from the main land. There is even some kind of cycling lane on Petchahun rd. A turn left Wat Rat Rangsan rd brings me to some Hindu shrine. Further it's nice cycling over a rural road with many curves. At last I arrive at the entrance of Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. Only cyclists and pedestrians may enter. There is a lot of explanation in Thai and in English about ecology and the mangrove. The nipa palm is the only palm that has adapted to the mangrove. It is rich on sugar (double of sugar cane!) and it is used for food and biofuel. 
Cycling further I take a break at a nice restaurant with quite good food. I also take one of these small elevated concrete paths, a few years ago the only roads in this part of town. 
Before returning home, I stop at the (once) floating market of Nam Phung. It is open only in the weekends, but there is not much floating anymore.