Parks in Bangkok
We know that you could be forgiven for believing that there are no parks in Bangkok or green areas to be found in the Thai capital. Where would these parks be in a city where overall space is at a premium – concrete apartments and high-rise hotels appear to merge into each other. But the city is actually home to some wonderful parks in Bangkok. These parks and gardens make for an excellent place to unwind and take pleasure in some tranquility – well away from the bustle of Bangkok.
Chatuchak Park has a great running loop, but not nearly the shade of Lumpini Park as it is bordered by a very hectic road. This park does also link to the Chatuchak Weekend Market if you’re feeling hungry after exercising around the park. Read more…..
Lumpini Park is the most popular park for exercising and working out. There are loads of people (Thai and foreign) taking part in running, yoga, dancing and aerobics every morning and afternoon. It’s a good park to sit and people watch. Cycling is also popular as it’s a very large park. Read more…..
Suan Rot Fai Park provides loads of shade and is open up to cyclists and runners all the time. The area used to be a golf course, so there’s lots of green areas, ponds and beautiful old trees. This park is often visited by Thais, it’s a great place for a run or to thrown down a blanket and have a picnic under the huge trees. Read more…..
Benjakiti Park has a lake with a running course and cycling track right around it. It;s a great park for keen photographers due to the stunning cityscape views – especially during the evening time. Read more…..
Enjoy the Cities Open Spaces
The parks in Bangkok are typically the centre for all sorts of activities and sightseeing. If you’re going to be in Bangkok for a while and searching for places to workout or keep fit, you can discover just about every kind offered in most of the major parks. This consists of walking, cycling, aerobics, tennis, basketball, weight lifting, rowing and much more. Of course it’s not all hard work as many of the parks provide shaded seating areas to take in the beautiful scenery that makes up these parks – including; tropical plants, rare trees, colourful shrubs, ponds or lakes full of turtles and fish, plus lots of birds and wildlife!
Below are just a few of our highly recommended Bangkok parks that you should try and visit during your stay in the city. We guarantee there’s a park suitable for every kind of visitor to Bangkok!