Benchasiri Park

A square of green in the concrete jungle

Photo of Benchasiri Park, , Bangkok

What we say: 3 stars

Luckily, it was converted to a park to commemorate the 60th birthday of Queen Sirikit in 1992. Less luckily, an array of huge old trees were cut down as they didn't fit with the landscapers plans.

Today the park is quite lush in a landscaped kind of way and is popular with office workers on lunch breaks and the masses of aerobics fans who stream in for the free early morning and afternoon classes. 

There are lots of grassy areas to take a nap and a large pond in the middle that provides some nice photographic opportunities. The best time to come is during the late afternoon and early evening. Make sure to check out the teams playing the incredibly acrobatic game of takraw, a kind of cross between volleyball and football.

More details
Sukhumvit Rd, between Soi 22 and 24
Opening Hours: Daily 05:00-20:00
How to get there: The park entrance is right beside Phrom Phong BTS and the Emporium shopping complex.
Last updated: 16th February, 2012

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