My guide helps you to discover the hidden treasures of Bangkok. I collect tipps by insiders and offer you links to Google Maps as well as reviews of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants by other guests.
“You not ride bikes here in Bangkok, no!” Many Thais will react like this, when you are preparing your bike for a ride through the town. And they will add: „Very dangerous traffic, very bad air“. And you will think about it and probably agree, that there will be no car, bus, taxi, tuk-tuk or motorbike, that won’t cut you off and that you will be pushed from the road or find yourself under a vehicle. And you’ll ask yourself: Do I really want to shorten my life?
Okay, now you have bean warned, now you know, that you need a guide. There are many tour operators, which offer bicycling in Bangkok. They help you discover the heart of the city – not the big roads full of traffic, but the small lanes, ancient temples and canals. You can discover Bangkoks green lung, Bangkrachao (also: Bang Kra Jao) with a floating market (only on weekends), or you cycle through Chinatown, then there are tours to Thonburi and to the countryside with rice fields and green tropical landscapes, you visit schools or a womens kooperative.
From Rama III Road to temples and Bangkrachao, the green lung of Bangkok Colors of Bangkok
From Rama III Road to a Buddhist temple complex, a sweatshop making sandals to an open-air Muay Thai school (kick boxing), a Burmese style (Mon) Chedi, and a local elementary school and to Bangkrachao, the green lungs of Bangkok Bangkokbiking
The Saturday Night Tour: The Bangkok Tourist Bureau has organised a guided tour every Saturday evening to landmarks around Bangkok including Sanam Luang, Wat Pho, Wat Suthat, the Giant Swing and the Democracy Monument. The cost is 290 Bahtper person including bicycle hire, a guide, snack, beverage and insurance. See a blog about this event: http://thailand.prd.go.th/ebook_bak/story.php?idmag=2&idstory=15 Contact: 1. Environment and Tourism Conservation Foundation, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), 4 Ratchadamnern Road, Pomprap, Bangkok 10110 Thailand, Tel. 282-0524 or Fax. 282-2129. 2. Tourism Promotion Center, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Tel. 225-7612-4 or Fax. 225-7616. E-mail address: email@example.com
Thonburi, every first Sunday ot the Month: The Bangkok Tourist bureau recommends a one-day cycling tour to explore Thon Buri, located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. Stops include Sala Dhammasop Train Station, Maha Sawat Canal and Taling Chan Floating Market. The tour runs every first Sunday of the month. At 650 Bahtper person, the fee includes bicycle hire, a guide, two meals with snacks and beverages and insurance. For more details, call 02-255-7612-4, fax: 02-225-7616, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you dont’t want to go by tour but on your own, then you can also just rent a bike, for example here: Rent a bike
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has published „A handbook featuring ten cycling routes in Bangkok“. You can obtain it from from Tourism Division, Culture Sports and Tourism Department, phone 0-2225-7612. Blogger Moffle has started describing these routes here:
Cycle routes in East Bangkok: The Khlong Cyclist has Google Maps showing routes on Khlong paths and quiet sois.
And here you find Bike-Shops in Bangkok Probike Cannasia Siamsuperbike Red Baron
Saengthong Bicycles Prachakaj Rd, Nonthaburi 525-1789, 526-4664 Viwat Bike Phahon Yothin Rd 552-8583, 972-3934 World Bike Ram Inthra Rd 946-4117-9, 510-1041 Sahapatt Bicycle 447-0169, 879-4259 Lan Luang Bikeshop Worachak / Chinatown 221-3775, 221-8545
You can even find a bike path in Bangkok, at Narathiwat Road. But see, what happened to this Bicycle Path
And meanwhile there is a large bicycling rescoure: Bicycle Thailand with indexes of bike shops, bike tours, ride maps and Thailand cycling blogs.
Thailands Islands and Beaches: East Coast Koh Chang and Koh Kood Beaches, resorts, bungalows, more islands and Google Map Koh Samed Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Samui Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Phangan Beaches and resorts, with Google Map
Thailands Islands and Beaches: Andaman Sea Koh Lanta Beaches and resorts, the old town, the sea gypsies and the National Park. With Google Map Railay Beach Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Rok Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Ngai Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Kradan Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Koh Phayam Beaches and resorts, with Google Map Phuket Discover the old town, with Google Map Ko Phi Phi: Beaches, resorts and reviews Ko Tarutao The unspoilt island,
where just the nature entertains you, prisoners were kept and pirates emerged from Koh Lipe: From a secluded island to a tourist hotspot