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  1. David
    June 14, 2016 @ 7:57 am

    Wow, that’s a very different side to Bangkok than I saw! Admittedly, I mostly stuck to the tourist parts while I had a break from travelling. While not an avid cyclist, I definitely spent more time on a bike on my SE Asia trip than I had in years. Those narrow paths remind me of the ones I rode on in Tam Coc, Vietnam.

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    • Travel Lexx
      June 14, 2016 @ 8:08 am

      David, I was as surprised as you are! It was a fantastic way to get away from the city for a few hours. There is something about cycling in Asia that just appeals to me! Tam Coc looks absolutely stunning too!

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  2. Garth
    December 10, 2016 @ 7:59 pm

    Great post, as much as we love sightseeing I like reading about places away from the tourist sights, must have been a great experience. The lush greenery of Bang Kra Jao looks beautiful, as you say very different to the urban sights of Bangkok we’re used to, I had no idea about this place, and will look it up if we have another stopover in Bangkok. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Travel Lexx
      December 15, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

      Thanks Garth, it was really nice to cycle through it and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Really glad I did the tour!

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  3. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    December 10, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

    I absolutely loved this post and it’s spot-on perfect for my forthcoming trip! I have been to Bangkok before as a backpacker but was always very much a tourist, that’s why this is such a good read; because when I return I can do this trip and get to know the hidden side of Bangkok … I would very much like that! I am a bit of a numpty though so I am unsure how I will fare along the canal cycle path, I best take is slow at the back juuuust in case. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous story, pinned to my Thailand board for the future! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      December 15, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

      Angie, its so beautiful that sometimes you forget to look where you’re going, which could be a big mistake here! I’m surprised I didn’t end up in that canal! Highly recommend this tour!

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  4. Trippin' Turpins
    December 11, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Great looking tour. We have just arrived in Bangkok and this sounds like something we’d enjoy very much…

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    • Travel Lexx
      December 16, 2016 @ 1:49 pm

      Thank you! You should give them a shout! Well worth it!

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  5. Lisa
    December 11, 2016 @ 2:16 pm

    Great way to get around and see things outside the city and with less tourist. Looks like you had a fun bunch to go with so I’m sure that made even more nice. I like that a ferry took you to the other areas to ride, added adventure. Would love to see the wild birds!
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  6. Tracy McConnachie Collins
    December 11, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

    It looks like a great way to see parts of Bangkok tourists rarely see. We are heading to Thailand in July and will keep this in mind (I am slightly worried about the heat) as would love to do it!
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:33 pm

      The heat can be pretty tough but as long as you keep well hydrated and have sun protection, you’ll be fine! You will have an amazing time!

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  7. Paul and Carole
    December 11, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    What a great way to see the city and get away from the usual tourist areas. Great idea for our future trips and we have pinned this for future reference. Thanks for sharing #feetdotravel
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  8. ThriftyTrails
    December 12, 2016 @ 5:30 am

    I didn’t even know this part of Bangkok existed! We have yet to do a cycling tour when we travel, we tend to walk more than anything. I think that’s partly due to the fact that I haven’t been on a bike for over 20 years! Next time we’re in a bicycle friendly area I’ll look into this form of transport.
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  9. Anna
    December 12, 2016 @ 5:42 am

    This looks like such a terrific way to see Bangkok. I love the part where you cycled through the farmlands. I didn’t even know such places existed within Bangkok! I didn’t love Bangkok too much because of all the noise and crowdedness of the city. Escaping into the greenery sounds like such a treat!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

      Anna, agreed – Bangkok is not for everyone but I was glad to see that there are other parts to it that are completely different! It was very rewarding!

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  10. Elisabeth Caraballo
    December 12, 2016 @ 6:16 am

    Great post! I would love to take a cycling tour one day. Looks like fun! Getting away from the touristy areas are a nice thing to do sometimes. I do enjoy being out and about among locals and being immersed in their culture. 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

      Cycling tours have become some of my favourite things to do when I travel! The more challenging, the better too!

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  11. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    December 12, 2016 @ 9:03 pm

    How exciting to see such a vast contrast in Bangkok. Places that I never saw and would have loved to see. Great idea to take this bike tour. I would definitely take this tour on my next stop to Bangkok. I bet it was hard to take photos and ride a bike… biking by so much interesting places I would have wanted to stop every few minutes. Glad you survived and did not fall in the Canal. I’ll pin for later use. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:28 pm

      I just kept stopping to take photos and then tried to catch up with everyone. They kept stopping to wait for me as they couldn’t see me! I couldn’t believe the contrast myself!

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  12. Kreete
    December 14, 2016 @ 12:44 am

    That was such a great read once again! When travelling, I always like to see the contrast of the touristy areas and how the real people live. It’s a shame about the slums and how people have to get by, but as you said they still smile! It is very inspiring and makes me reevaluate some of the things in my own life. It’s great you try and stay active on your travels and I am glad you shared your experience with us! Definitely a diferent SEA.

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

      Thank you – and it was one of the most interesting trips I have taken in Thailand. Definitely recommend it – especially if you like being active!

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  13. Jenn
    December 14, 2016 @ 11:06 pm

    I love that you got to see so many different aspects of the city! We’ve done some rides on a few of our recent trips and I love the opportunity they provide with seeing a different side of things. But, I’m not too sure about the narrow alleyways or canals you took on your tour. I get wobbly on bikes in tight spaces and fall!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 2, 2017 @ 7:26 pm

      I definitely almost found myself in the canal a few times! I am not good in those narrow spaces either! It’s a stunning ride though!

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  14. SamH Travels
    December 15, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    2 wheels is definitely a great way to get around and see things. It looks like you really made good use of your time and it’s great to see place of the tourist trail. Thank you for showing us another side to Bangkok 🙂

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