Thailand is famous for its paradise-like islands and beaches with many of them having suffered from mass tourism to such an extend that these places have lost their original beauty and character. However, there is one paradise that has not become a commercialized tourist spot yet. It has preserved its natural tropical island character.
Bang Krachao is a green, scarcely inhabited island on the Chao Praya River in southern Bangkok. Despite being situated close to downtown Bangkok, this island is a great contrast to the rest of the city. It's calm and green, consisting mostly of forests and farmland, while the inhabited areas of the island resemble a quiet fisherman's village.