Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia. You can find peaceful green spots for relaxing even in such a chaotic city that Bangkok is.
Lumpini Park or Lumphini Park is a large green area in Central Bangkok. Here you can find open public space, paths, lakes, various flora and fauna, and playgrounds, making Lumpini Park a perfect place for those seeking tranquility and fresh air in the bustling capital of Thailand.
Lumpini Park is the centre for outdoor leisure activities in Bangkok. Local people choose this park for jogging, working out, doing aerobics and other recreational activities. Basketball court can be found here as well! If exercising is not your thing, you can rent a swan boat or just laze in the shadow while enjoying the view of the water monitor lizards lurking in the ponds or hanging around. The busiest time at Lumpini Park is before and after sunset when it attracts the biggest crowds of Bangkokians and guests of the city.
Suan Luang Rama IX (King Rama IX Park)
Suan Luang Rama IX or King Rama IX Park is the largest public park in Bangkok. Located on the eastern part of Bangkok, Suan Luang Rama IX is not only a public park, but a botanical garden, memorial and museum as well.
Suan Luang Rama IX consists of 6 areas: The Garden of the Great King; The Botanic Garden; The Reservoir (Traphang Kaew Keb Nam); Romanee Garden; The Water Garden; The Sanam Rasdara and Sport Center. Additionally to these 6 areas, there’s also an international garden featuring various gardens inspired from different countries across the globe.
The park is popular between locals for various recreational activities such as jogging, aerobics and exercising at an outdoor gym. Taking a ride on the lake in the duck or swan boat is one more activity offered in Suan Luang Rama IX.
Bang Kra Chao
Bang Kra Chao (บางกระเจ้า) is located in Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province. It is not far from Bangkok, located just on another side of Chao Phraya River. It is the largest green area near Bangkok known as “The Best Urban Oasis of Asia” and "Bangkok Lung".
Benjakitti Park area features a large pond as well as walkway and bicycle lane surrounding it. There’s also an outdoor exercise area, health park, playground and pavilions. You can hire a bicycle or swan boat here. Various kinds of flowers and trees from different Thailand’s regions can also be found in the park.
Benchasiri Park is a compact public park in central Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road near BTS SkyTrain Phrom Phong station. At Benchasiri Park you will find a small pond, greenery, playgrounds, recreation spots and collection of contemporary sculptures. This small park is a perfect place to relax, exercise or just have a picnic in the downtown of Thailand’s capital.
Chatuchak Park is a public park north of central Bangkok. Located next to the Chatuchak Market, Chatuchak Park is easily reached by MRT Metro (Chatuchak Park Station) and BTS SkyTrain (Mo Chit Station).
Chatuchak Park is one of the oldest public parks in Bangkok. At the park you will find lots of greenery, an artificial lake with numerous bridges crossing it, footpaths and even two museums: Children's Discovery Museum and Railway of Thailand Museum.
Relax and recharge your batteries in one of Bangkok's parks!
Where to Stay in Bangkok?
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok if you are willing to visit the most popular parks of the city? The answer can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.