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Phra Phradaeng peninsula

Many choose to visit the area as a daytrip, but it's worth an overnight (or more) if seeking some peace and quiet without leaving the Bangkok area, especially considering the handful of interesting places to stay available in the Bang Nam Phueng vicinity.


Bangkok Tree House
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Near Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Phradaeng
T: (082) 995 1150

Still one of Bangkok‘s best kept secrets, the Phra Phradaeng peninsula (aka Khung Bang Kachao) is an unlikely pocket of countryside just south of the city that makes for a refreshing escape from the concrete jungle. Despite being only a short walk and ferry ride from a BTS sky train station, the area has remained pristine thanks to the Chao Phraya River cutting it off from the rest of... Read our full review of Bangkok Tree House.

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Bang Nam Phueng Homestay
Backpacker - Under 600B
Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Phradaeng
T: (028) 196 762

Set right next to the river and along a bicycle path in a quiet locale with its own pier at the east end of Bang Nam Phueng village, this homestay boasts simple but inviting rooms in an old Thai wood house beside the river. Rooms come only with fans, basic shared bathrooms and mattresses on the floor draped in mosquito nets, but big windows with immediate river views help to brighten things up.... Read our full review of Bang Nam Phueng Homestay.

Phuengnang Homestay
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Moo 9, Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Phradaeng
T: (024) 613 8101

Located on the same road as Py Aoy Longstay but a little closer to Bang Nam Phueng village, we would classify Phuengnang somewhere between guesthouse and resort. It doesn't fit our definition of homestay thanks to its comfortable private rooms in traditional Thai style attached bungalows. It appears to cater mainly to weekending Thais from Bangkok but is a fine option for flashpackers and... Read our full review of Phuengnang Homestay.

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Py Aoy Long Stay
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Moo 7, Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Phradaeng
T: (028) 150 377

Set towards the end of a leafy road just southwest of Bang Nam Phueng, Py Aoy Longstay offers basic but comfy bungalows in a peaceful locale. All wood bungalows come with air-con, mosquito nets, plenty of windows, TVs, basic hot water bathrooms and semi-private front porches that struck us as the perfect place to jot down some lines in a journal. Though the cheaper rooms in the front are fine,... Read our full review of Py Aoy Long Stay.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Phra Phradaeng? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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