The Best Parks in Bangkok

Bangkok is a huge bustling cosmopolitan city, but did you know that the Thai capital also has an astounding number of parks and green spaces? Bangkok’s green tranquil sanctuaries offer locals and visitors places to exercise, relax and unwind. Check out our guide to Bangkok’s most beautiful parks and green spaces for you to explore.

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Though Bangkok does not have as many green spaces as neighboring capitals in Malaysia and Singapore, it does have enough tree clusters and green spaces to provide relief from the daily hustle and bustle and to be a source of clean, fresh air to its citizens.

Lumphini Park

This is where visitors and Bangkok residents come to jog in one of the city’s greenest zone. Older people practise Tai Chi, while others simply relax in the fresh air. Lumpini Park was Bangkok’s first public park. It is a multi-purpose park where people can engage in a variety of outdoor recreational activities while enjoying the fresh air and shade. The park has a lot of vegetation and fauna as well as a large lake. Lumpini Park was once not simply a public park for outdoor exercise, but also a venue for gatherings and arranging balls. The park is still popular among those who enjoy outdoor activities such as exercising, Tai Chi, playing games and music, and reading books. There are some interesting things to see in the park. The King Rama VI statue was erected in 1942 to celebrate the park’s development. Smiling Sun Ground (Lan Tawan Yim) is a site for disabled persons where they may find playgrounds, various resources, and a special parking lots. Bangkok Elder Citizens Club is a venue for elders to communicate, relax, exercise, and train. It is located at Lumpini Hall. Home of Hope is a shelter for homeless children that provides them with information, assistance, and education. People can borrow books and movies from the Lumpini Park Library. Lumpini Kids Center is a venue where children and youth can participate in a variety of sports and sports training. Food and beverages are sold at the Sri Thai Derm Food Center. Around the lake, swan paddle boats and rowing boats can be rented. The Buddhist Dharma Activities are held on the last Sunday of each month. People make merit by donating food to monks and listening to Buddhist teachings. Music in the Park—In the park, visitors can listen to Thai and Western music.

Lumphini

Benjakitti Park

It is a 208,000-square-meter rectangular park located directly across the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. With dedicated bicycle and jogging routes encircling the park, it provides a thin swath of green around the huge Lake Ratchada. The water’s edge is also attractively framed by some attractive, well-kept plant life, with bright blooms contributing to its tranquilly. Benjakitti Park has also playgrounds, skate ramps, a central pavilion with fountains, and a beautiful half-circle courtyard ideal for picnics.

Benjakitti

Location: Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khlong Toei

Open every day from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Benjasiri Park

For sculpture aficionados, Benjasiri Park is the place to be, as it contains some of the best Thai sculpture. Three times a day, the centrepiece fountain, which features the work of master sculptor Mesium Yipinsoy, hosts multimedia water dance shows. Outdoor sports amenities, such as a basketball court, roller skating/skateboarding rink, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, and a multi-purpose sports court, are rarely found in other public parks in Bangkok. Benjasiri Park is around 100 metres northwest of the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station, near to the Emporium shopping centre.

Benjasiri_park

Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Sukhumvit 22-24 Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei

Open every day from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

The Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park and Botanical Garden is a 200-rai park in the Bang Kachao Sub-District of Samut Prakan Province. This location was created to serve as a source of fresh air, as well as a public park for people to relax and exercise in. It is also a location for ecosystem education on local plants and animal species. As a result, it is compared to an oasis for city dwellers who want to experience nature, local way of life, and get away from Bangkok’s commotion.

The garden’s distinguishing feature is a combination of public parks with a beautifully designed environment. It is made up of aquatic plants, native species that can grow in brackish water, and it was created to preserve the original agricultural garden, which was a fruit garden. This park and floral garden is designated by the government as Bangkok’s “lungs.” A wooden bridge allows tourists to wander through a tranquil and shaded location, which includes a 7-meter-high tower with a panoramic view of the area. Bicycles can also be rented for a ride around the garden. The garden is open from 6:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. We can take you there through our experience, there’s also the Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market, which is open every Saturday and Sunday, the Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery, and the Incense and Herbal House, all of which can be reached by bicycle or with our e-scooters.

Sri Nakhin Kuen

Suanluang Rama IX

Suanluang Rama IX is a 500-rai park located in Bangkok’s Pravet district’s. The Suanluang Rama IX Public Park is divided into six sections: Area 1: The Great King’s Garden which covers 21 rai, is home to the Ratchamangkhala Pavilion, the Ratchaphruek (Cassia fistula) garden in front of the Pavilion, and three big ponds with fountains that have been tastefully ornamented with flowering and attractive plants. The interior of the pavilion has nine mirrored chambers that display various facts about His Majesty’s life, antiquities, and background information about royal family undertakings. A meeting room with a capacity of 500 people is also available. The Botanic Garden is the second area. The garden covers 150 Rai and is home to a large collection of plant varieties. The plants are utilised for research, conservation, and education and are organised by their taxonomy. The Botanical Hall also houses a herbarium, library, and administrative and technical staff offices for the garden. The pavilion serves as a venue for conferences and seminars. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration owns the Office Building of the Public Parks of Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park, and its primary task is the preservation of the park, as well as tree planting and seed propagation. Area 3-The Reservoir (Traphang Kaew Keb Nam). An initiative of His Majesty, the Reservoir encompasses 40 rai and was developed to reduce the impact of flooding in Bangkok’s eastern suburbs. The reservoir is now a famous spot for water sports. On the north side of the Reservoir, the Chai Chon Pavilion houses the executive committee of the Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park Office, as well as a souvenir shop and café. Romanee Garden (Area 4) Taking up around 50 rai of land. The Romanee Garden was created to seem like natural habitats and settings found across Thailand’s upcountry. Rocks, plants, and flowers were collected from various parts of the country and arranged to resemble natural settings, bringing visitors to Thailand’s gorgeous forests. Mountains, waterfalls, and creeks were positioned in the garden’s centre. Around Phut-Chan Pavilion, fragrant plants have been planted. On the bank of the Reservior, we can observe the commemorative sculpture commemorating Her Majesty the Queen’s activities. The Water Garden (area 5) The water garden covers a total area of about 40 rai. Water Garden was designed to replicate a natural ‘Phru’ (bog) ecosystem to provide a home for aquatic fowl and other aquatic species, thanks to a royal command from His Majesty the King. Visitors to the garden can see the inhabitant’s behaviour patterns and learn about the many plants and their functions. Sanam Rasdara and Sport Center (Area 6) The Sanam Rasdara and Sports Centre is around 70 rai in size. For various concerts, the musical pavilion and broad lawn in front are used as an outdoor stage. During the ‘Magnificent Plants that Beautify the Suan Luang Rama IX Flowers Festival,’ held in early December, the lawn is also used as a market place for decorative plants. A swimming pool and tennis courts are available in the Sports Centre. Garden of the World In addition to the six areas described above, Suan Luang Rama IX Public Park also has an international garden with arrangements from all over the world: – The eastern countries of the world are represented by the Chinese and Japanese gardens. – The gardens representing the western globe are Spanish, English, French, and Italian. – A geodesic dome representing the United States of America is used to host drought-resistant plants such as cactus.

Rama IX Park

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