Sanam Luang

The city's playground

Photo of Sanam Luang, , Bangkok

What we say: 3 stars

Deceased royals are cremated here, and every May the Royal Ploughing Ceremony is held to ensure a bountiful rice harvest in the coming growing season.

In February and March the field hosts kite flying — both competitive and recreational. Kites can be purchased from vendors lining the park.

At other times of the year, Sanam Luang serves as the historic district's largest park by hosting events, festivals and evening jogs. The trees that line the perimeter provide shad for picnics on the grass while gazing at the sparkling chedis next door.

More details
Between Ratchadamnoen Nai Rd and Na Phra That Rd
Opening Hours: Open sunrise to sunset, daily
How to get there: Plenty of buses circle the park while the closest Chao Phraya Express stop is Tha Maharaj.
Last updated: 13th May, 2014

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