Benjakiti Park Bangkok
Benjakiti Park Bangkok is a green oasis located in the heart of Bangkok with a special photo opportunity just waiting for any keen photographer. The stunning Bangkok cityscape views are just amazing and are worth the visit alone!
Benjakiti Park Bangkok is set around the expansive Lake Ratchada, with devoted cycle and jogging tracks encircling the whole park. In the middle of the lake is a water fountain and a phase for light and sound performances during significant festivals, such as New Year’s Eve and Loy Krathong.
Apart from cycling, the park provides paddle boats, row boats, a skateboarding ramp and physical fitness area where you can do various exercises by yourself or sign up to one of the aerobics sessions that take place daily here.
Lush green grass surrounds the central lake, and huge leafy trees offer welcome shade and reprieve from Bangkok’s unforgiving sun. Regardless of the consistent buzz of activity from keep fit groups carrying out exhausting workouts or joggers making their way around the tracks, Benjakiti Park Bangkok inexplicably manages to maintain a sort of pervasive calm.
Amongst people sweating it out on the outside gym makers, not to mention the circus entertainers practicing their abilities in the gathering sunset, you’re free to avoid physical exertion – and instead recline on a bench and just relax.
Benjakiti Park Bangkok is spread across 130 rai of land and was opened in 2004 to honour the 72nd birthday of Queen Sirikit. The development became part of the governments plan to enhance the city by creating more green, open spaces for people to visit.
The park lies just opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and is close to Terminal 21 Shopping Mall – making it simple to find. You can arrive close to the park by using the
or the MRT Underground . BTS Skytrain