Sanam Luang

The city's playground

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What we say: 3 stars

This large grassy oval is located immediately north of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew and is used for royal ceremonies.

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 it hosts events and festivals, and the trees that line the area are a nice place to have a picnic and a read in the grass.

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: 16th February, 2012

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  • Park ReVamp

    11th January, 2012

    After the protestings from last year, this park went through major renovations. They've turned a lump of coal into something of beauty. Now, it's clean, quiet, and green. There's lots of space to exercise or simply spread out to rest, and actually trees and grass.

    If you're near Khao San, I would greatly encourage you to check this park out in your free time, preferably either in the morning or at night when the sun is not directly overhead. *Bring a frisbee and a beverage.

    Sanam Luang reviewed by n8sand (2)
    Written on 11th January, 2012, rated 5 out of 5. Visited here in November, 1999

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