Take it easy the local way
Published/Last edited or updated: 13th June, 2016
Across Sirijit Road from the main riverfront area, the large Sirichit Park is divided into two areas outfitted with playgrounds, exercise equipment, tennis and basketball courts, and walkways suitable for a jog. Each evening around sunset, several women set up chairs along the riverfront, across the road from the northern half of Sirichit Park, to offer foot massages -- you won’t find a better way to end a tiring day.
A stone’s throw south of the southern portion of the park, just beyond the night market, a bridge leads to the riverine island of Ko Klang. Someday the small island will probably be developed into a lovely recreation area but at time of writing it’s overgrown with a few rundown gazebos where locals go fishing. On the north side of the island is a derelict Chinese temple that’s worth a peek if you’re searching for something to do.
The northern part of Sirichit Park is located across from the riverfront at the west end of Tesa 1 Soi 12. The southern part is found just north of the night market between Tesa 1 Rd and Sirijit Rd.
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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