A fascinating cycle from the wonderful and romantic Lumpini Park to Bang Wa, which is 8km west of Bangkok. Cycling on Bangkok roads is normally a hectic experience for even the most experienced cyclist, but today on May Day, the roads were relatively quiet giving me plenty of scope for my cycling escapade.
This video takes you along Sathon Road, across Taksin Bridge onto Krung Thonburi Road and Ratchapruek Road before getting onto Phetkasem Road. There is some fantastic architecture around the top end of Sathon Road before you hit Taksin Bridge, a modern skyline which no doubt in time will compete with those of Hong Kong and Sydney.
This is the place, I now call home and cycling in this city at times can be quite hair-raising, while at others very satisfying. Bangkok is pulsating city, like any other megalopolis: London, Paris or Rome. Like all major cities, it has its river, Chao Phraya River (River of Kings). Bangkok itself means ‘City of Angels.’
Bangkok- you either fall in love with it or you forget about it. Nobody ever dislikes it – you can’t – there’s too much to see. It’s so multicultural. As the late Samuel Johnson said, ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’ Well, Bangkok is quite much the same.