Bangkok: Cycling Activity Holiday
The City of Angels
A cycling holiday in Bangkok would be a very interesting holiday indeed. Bangkok being famous for its traffic problems is introducing cycling routes to help solve congestion and reduce pollution. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has converted footpaths into cycling routes with entrance and exit facilities for cyclists. Cycling routes are in evidence all over the city with same routes running through historically important and quite beautiful areas.
The routes on offer pass many tourist attractions. They include Rattanakosin Island, Golden Mountain, Loha Prasat, Wat Ratchanatda, Democracy Monument, Sanam Luang, the Grand Palace, Ta Chang, Ta Phra Chan and older sections of town such as Fuang Nakhon road and Bamrungmuang Road with routes going close to interesting temples. Banned from Bangkok since the 1960s, pedal-powered Samlos (three-wheeled bikes) are making a welcome return as romantic eco-taxi for tourists to visit the popular sights around Rattanakosm Island.