Walking around Bangkok in Thailand’s brutal heat can be rough, which means jogging in this type of climate could be nearly unbearable. Thankfully, Santiphap Park is almost entirely shaded. Located about a five minute walk from the Victory Monument Skytrain stop, hopeful joggers will find Santiphap Park, one of our favorite green spaces in Bangkok. One of the first things you will notice about this park is the music, which plays from speakers atop gold-tipped poles set along the trails.
There is also an “indoor” plant exhibit, which in reality is just a covered greenhouse. Cobbled pathways lead you through a small playground where there is a makeshift gym towards the side entrance. You can run multiple laps around this park and see something new each and every time. Head towards the side entrance to check out the park’s stoned concrete slab, or as the sign says, “Massage for foot.”
Chatuchak Park is located right off the Skytrain stop Mochit. This park has outdoor gym equipment and several playgrounds throughout it. Many Bangkokians come here to relax after work with an evening stroll.
If you run on the weekend, the park will be fairly crowded due to its close proximity to legendary Chatuchak Weekend Market. That being said, there will be double the food and drink stalls surrounding the park due to the crowds. The joggings paths here are wide, so you will have no problem weaving in and out of the crowds that gather on Saturdays and Sundays.