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.
Rama IX Park
Rama IX Park is Bangkok’s largest park and is home to stunning gardens, a lake and a beautiful botanical garden. This popular park is roughly 15 kilometres from the centre of the city and has an entrance fee of 10 baht. Like many parks in Thailand, you’ll often see locals practising tai chi or partaking in group aerobics classes.
Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park and Botanical Garden
Another stunning park in the centre of Bangkok, this park is huge and includes a botanic garden. Nature lovers can explore on foot or hire a bicycle and discover the stunning gardens. Luckily Bangkok is flat so a leisurely ride is in store.
Lumpini Park or the “green lung” is one of Bangkok’s most beautiful and well-known parks. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a picnic or exercise. The park covers an impressive 500.000 km² and is home to varied plant and animal species. This natural sanctuary right in the middle of the city is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok.
Looking for a place to cool off? Romaneenart Park has several fountains which keep the park beautifully “air-conditioned.” Wander around this grand park, make use of the outdoor fitness park or simply relax with a book.
Benjasiri Park or the “Queen’s Park” has dozens of magnificent sculptures and a splendid fountain in the centre. This park is a great place to play basketball, tennis, roller skate or swim in the outdoor swimming pool.
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Phutta Monthon is roughly a 45-minute drive outside of the city but well worth the trip! This large, tranquil park has a stunning 52-foot tall statue of Buddha. The park also has sites representing Buddha’s four main life events. Wander down tree-lined roads, relax on grassy fields or enjoy a picnic next to the park’s pond. For added fun rent a bike and explore the park in style.
Santi Chai Prakan
Santi Chai Prakan, also known as Phra Arthit Park, is a lovely riverside green space close to Khao San Road. This place is not ideal for people looking for a place to exercise and is more suited for those who want to relax. Grab a book and a refreshing drink and make use of the Thai style wooden sala.
Chatuchak Park is centrally located and offers a fantastic oasis. The park has a serene pond with fish and ducks, the perfect place to refresh mind, body and soul. There are also tennis courts, soccer fields and outdoor aerobic classes.
Located just outside the Grand Palace this is the perfect spot to rest your feet after exploring Bangkok’s main attractions. This green space was formerly used as a crematorium space for high-ranking members of the royal family including kings and queens. Sanam Luang is a great location to people watch.