Hare: Teerachai ‘Pink Panther’
Location: Rachadamnern Klang, Pan Fah Bridge
There will be a group photo before the run starts so unless you are camera shy don’t be late!
The easiest (and cheapest) way to get there is to take the public boat that goes along Klong San Seab – the klong close to Petchaburi Road. It makes lots of stops, including Ramkamhaeng, Asok, Nana, Wireless, Pratunam and Phyathai (near the BTS station). You get on and when the conductor comes along to collect your fare tell him you are going to Pan Fah.
At Pratunam you will have to get off and get on another boat (follow the crowd), but your ticket will still be valid. You should get off at Pan Fah, where the boat turns round. From Nana Pier the boat will take about 30 minutes to Pan Fah, and the fare will be less than B20.
At Pan Fah, when you leave the jetty go more or less straight ahead, and then left over a klong bridge. You will see the broad Ratchadamnern Avenue in front of you. Cross the small road that goes down the side of the klong, and assemble in front of the wat complex.
The run will end at the nearby Pan Fah restaurant. Nibbles will take your bag from the start to the restaurant.
If you must drive…
Drive along Sukhumvit Road and Rama 1 Road towards the National Stadium.
Pass the National Stadium, go straight passing an intersection, then turn right at the next intersection (under the expressway) toward Petchaburi Road.
Turn left on to Petchaburi Road.
At the end of Petchaburi Road – where you cross the railway tracks – veer left into Lan Luang Road.
Pass two intersections and Thai Airways International Office on the left.
After that you will reach a major intersection which you can see Golden Pagoda on your left. Go straight toward Ratchadamnern Klang Ave, with white fortress on the left.
Make a U turn at the Democracy Monument back towards the major intersection and keep left.
At the traffic lights, with Deves Insurance plc. on the corner, turn left.
After about 100m turn left to Pan Fa Restaurant Parking (HHH sign).
After securing your car follow the chalk marks to the start of the run – see map above.
Alternatively programme your satnav for N13.75716 E100.50435.