Even the beetles are green, Phra Phradaeng, Bangkok, Thailand

Even the beetles are green, Phra Phradaeng, Bangkok, Thailand

Even the beetles are green, Phra Phradaeng, Bangkok, Thailand


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Isolated from the noise, crowds and concrete of Bangkok by a huge oxbow in the Chao Phraya River, Phra Phradaeng peninsula (aka Khung Bang Kachao) is an unlikely pocket of countryside surrounded by city. After crossing the river to Phra Phradaeng from Bangkok, one gets the sense of having discovered a secret place, a green anomaly that has somehow eluded the city's frenzy for development.

In stark contrast to the bright lights and traffic of Sukhumvit Road, and the grit of countless factories -- all of which are just a stone's throw across the river -- Phra Phradaeng is home to lush forests, parks, streams, overgrown mango plantations, sleepy temples and country homes that blend seamlessly into flower gardens and banana groves. The peninsula has been nicknamed Bangkok's "green lung", and when viewed on a satellite map it appears as an island of forest amid a sea of ... Read our complete Phra Phradaeng travel guide

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