Bang Saen beach, the closest beach to Bangkok

Bang Saen beach is about the same distance to Bangkok as Pattaya beach is, maybe just a bit closer, 100 km away from Bangkok. And it is a beach only. No other activities than enjoying being on the beach. So I go there from time to time with family. In this hotel usually.

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A view from the front of the hotel, facing the beach.

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And a view from the balcony , in a gloomy morning that fortunately did not last long. It is the dry season after all.

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The hotel was quite empty when we went there recently, we had the swimming pool all for ourselves.

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And we sure loved it

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The beach is pretty big but in this season, it is actually pretty small, not much left of it when we were there. And I do not think climate change is that fast acting. We should be back to normal soon.

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Here are two pictures taken two years ago that show a much bigger beach

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Activities are available, same as on any beach in Thailand, one of the favourites being the banana boat.

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This is quite a popular beach with Thai people, and the food available there is sure one of the reasons.

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You even get your delivery butlers.

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Durian season is upon us, it seems

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And enjoyed by quite a few

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If you do not want to go the beach, or eat, bicycling is an option. Plenty of bikes available for rent. And the Thai kids love it.

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And the luk kreung love it also.

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You can even rent two and three seats bicycles. But I’m not sure texting while pedaling one of them is safe.

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Anyway, it sure is fun

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Especially if you’re not the one pedaling…

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There is a lot of restaurants where you can go to enjoy seafood in the evening.

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Having a walk on the pier

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There are some fishermen at the end of it every night.

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A small fisherman boat on the beach.

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Once you’re tired of the beach, you can visit some temples in the area, Chinese temples. Quite a few temples in Thailand are surrounded by monkeys as posted before.

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Soi dogs and Wat monkeys

They also like the lottery.

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Chinese temples can be pretty colourful.

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This one has a view on the Gulf of Thailand

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A better view of the surroundings.

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We actually rang all the bells, and It took us quite a bit of time.

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And not easy when you’re 1.35m high.

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And before going back to Bangkok, do not forget to make a stop at the fish market, fresh and reasonably cheap.

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And some interesting characters there.

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All the pictures were taken with the Canon 6D and the Canon 135mm f2 lens as well as the 24-105mm f4.