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    Nice green drive 10 mins from city centre.

    Well, 10 mins plus the ferry ride.

    Haven't been over to Phra Pradaeng for maybe a year so went out for an evening ride there. Absolutely lovely. Amazing to have such endless greenery, palm tree'd horizons and (relatively) clean air so close to the city centre. I also like the drive along the docks to get to the ferry.



    It's the green area along the river's U-bend. To get to the ferry, I just dive off Rama IV and go along the docks and through the (PTP?) industrial estate, google maps has it as one way, but both lanes are open during the day. Watch out for the trucks, speed ramps and craters.

    The ferry is at the end of Sanphawut Road.

    10 baht.

    Don't pay the ferryman, till he gets you to the other side. (sorry)



    Basic routes.



    Drive off and it's like being back in Isaan. Instant greenery.







    Clean cool air, nice roads, small little moo bahns, nothing above the palm tree skyline... lovely.



    Really has the feel of Isaan village life.

    Kids in baskets, that sort of thing.





    Back to the Wat for the ferry.



    The PTT industrial estate on the otherside.



    Back down along the docks. Slow down to have a sconse at the minor motorbike accident, have a bit of a purve at the dock side brothels. Cut under the highway to drive through communal slum life for 5 mins. Pop back onto Rama IV and yer back in the city in under 10 mins.

    I left my place too late (Silom), about 5pm, and gets dark quickly. If gping back for the evening, I'd probably get the ferry around 4-ish.

    Might just go back there for a ride tmro afternoon though.

    Nice, green break from city centre life. Some of the weirdos who like their bikes without engines would prolly enjoy it too.

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    Looks like a nice day out Mao,, what are those dock side brothels all about, are they any good?

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    Probably, if you've been at sea for a few years, don't mind going seconds to nong keemao the motorcy driver, and have saved up the 150b it costs.

    I just like seeing lil denim short shorts and tight vests on voluptuous peasant girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    lil denim short shorts and tight vests on voluptuous peasant girls.

    It sounds positivly charming, I must have a look next time I'm in town

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    I believe that's the ferry I used to take all the time before Mega Bridge was built? I don't remember it being as nice as that tho...

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    Did you live there?

    Was thinking it would be one of the nicest places in BKK to live (if you like living in the country)

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    nice one mao,good thread,fancy doing that run myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Did you live there?

    Was thinking it would be one of the nicest places in BKK to live (if you like living in the country)
    No, but had friends in Prapadaeng who I would drive over to see several times a month. That ferry line was always a long wait until they got that bridge finished.

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    Good thread Chairman. It is threads like these that makes Teak Door the best

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    Is this the same place that Chitown went to and complained it was littered with dog shit?

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    ^ well just like Issan then

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    well just like Issan then
    Depends where. Not many dogs roaming around in Nakhon Pahnom.

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    ^
    All been thrown in the stewpot, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    All been thrown in the stewpot, eh?
    Sebp lai derr!

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    Was so nice, I decided to pop over for a spin this afternoon. Amazing to have such a place only 10 minutes ride from downtown Rama IV.



    The local's favourite mode of transport.





    Favourite sign in the world.



    And they certainly mean it.





    Downtown.



    The 17.15 to Nakhon Numlek









    Lest ye forget the colour.



    where will this path end up?



    Through a little village.



    Past the little somtam chef.





    And believe it or not, end up at the river. State tower in the background.



    From Baiyoke in Pratunam, past Q House on Sathorn.



    Back along another pathway.



    What's on this one, some good old fashioned gun fishing.









    Local Big C



    Starbucks.



    7-11



    And a young lad off fishing with his homemade rod.



    Maybe buy some carpets.





    Where will this one lead.



    To a wat.



    Stop off to watch Man Uuuu wee Livopool for 5 mins.



    Watch the pothole.



    Worship a rama.



    Back on the way downtown.





    Stop off for a bit of fishing.



    And a roti



    And a spot of worship



    Maybe buy a live squirrel and some cabbage.



    Or some bedding.



    And yer back on the ferry and 5 minutes from sukhumvit.

    Hope you liked Mao's Tour of central Bangkok.

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    Good thread - really enjoyed it !
    a couple of serious questions though

    1. How does that 'gun fishing' work - does he shoot a spear or what ?

    2. What the f*ck was he expecting to catch - his mate looks a bit apprehensive and has a bloody great knife.

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    Great thread Mao, some lovely photos. A real gem of a place from the looks of it.
    Worth a green any day mate

    And I just love this cheeky grin

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    Excellent Mao - very nice

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    Great post. Good to capture moments/places in their natural state, and for readers to appreciate that bright lights are not what BKK is all about.

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    Thanks.

    For every pic I took there were prolly 5 that I didn't. Really a nice place to go for a ride around when living in the city centre. Will go back quite often I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    1. How does that 'gun fishing' work - does he shoot a spear or what ?
    Appeared to be a wooden spear.

    2. What the f*ck was he expecting to catch - his mate looks a bit apprehensive and has a bloody great knife.
    After 5 mins of silence and slow movements I buggered off. Might of been after one of those lizards maybe, like the ones in Lumphini park. Perhaps. Don't really know. Should of waited, but felt he didn't wanna shoot incase he missed in front of the whitey with the camera.

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    And I just love this cheeky grin
    Yes, 2 seconds later it was a big 'Bye Byeeee' and big wave goodbye.

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    Sweet, nice day out mate

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    Great thread Mao, thanks.

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    cant green ya mao, crackin thread!
    i might have looky over there me self as im shacked in bkk at the mo

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