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37. Escape the city without actually escaping the city

Phrapadaeng, also known as"'Bangkok's Lung," sits amid an oxbow bend in the mighty Chao Phraya River.
A bylaw stating that no building can be higher than three stories ensures that, infrastructure-wise, the place remains suspended in the 1950s.
Cement pathways and densely-treed mangrove swamps cover the whole area, which is popular with cyclists.
It's actually rather eerie to be surrounded by quiet, lush jungle, yet still be able to see skyscrapers and city lights.

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