An eco-conscious city trip to Bangkok

How to make eco–conscious choices within one of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations? Start with choosing a colonial style bed & breakfast over big hotel chains.

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Baan Pra Nond is a family run bed & breakfast, keen on being an home away from home. The friendly staff welcomes you with a traditional Thai tea in the lobby, allowing you to acclimatise at ease.

Although located near to the highway, the owners succeeded in making Baan Pra Nond a tranquil getaway. Out in the garden is a small pool, perfect for a refreshing dip to cool down from the humidity.

Breakfast is served in the common room downstairs, simple yet tasty. Here you can also come by for drinks and for a small snack (prices not included). Rooms are spacious and cool, perfect to recharge after a long day in the city.

Nearby are many fine restaurants, including the Blue Elephant. Although the restaurant is part of chain with a higher price range than the average Thai eateries, it is still worth a visit due to the excellent Thai kitchen. The menu offers a wide selection of traditional dishes for vegans and vegetarians while meat lovers are welcome too. Tip: Don’t forget to dress up a bit.

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Choosing public transport over cabs is not only an eco-friendly choice, but also essential to getting around Bangkok. The B&B is centrally located in a 10-minute walking distance of a sky train stop. From here you can easily get to the boat ferry, a convenient and fun opportunity to experience the city from the water.

Out for a carbon neutral – but most of all – fun activity? Book a tour at the famous Co van Kessel bicycle tours! Accompanied by a professional guide you will experience Bangkok at its best, offering you unique spots away from the tourist traps.

One night in Bangkok makes the world certainly your oyster so go out there and explore this vibrant metropole!

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