Exploring the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok goes beyond its bustling markets and towering skyscrapers; it’s also about finding solace in its lush green oases. From the tranquil lakes of Lumphini Park to the artistic allure of Benjasiri Park’s sculptures, these green havens offer a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.
This park is Bangkok’s answer to New York’s Central Park. Lumphini Park is centrally located in the city’s heart and is loved and enjoyed by locals and tourists. Lumphini Park, with its serene lakes and diverse flora, beckons for a peaceful stroll amidst towering trees.
Opening Hours: 04:30-21:00 daily
Location: Rama IV Road, Pathumwan
MRT: Silom, Lumphini
This is definitely a must-visit for sculpture lovers. Scattered around the park you can find several of the best examples of Thai sculpture. Benjasiri Park seamlessly blends art with nature.
Opening Hours: 5:00-21:00 daily
Location: next to the Emporium Shopping Centre, Sukhumvit 23
BTS: Phrom Phong
Chatuchak Park / Queen Sirikit Park
Most people have heard of Chatuchak Weekend Market, you can catch the Skytrain to Mo Chit station. The park is right at the station’s exit. Chatuchak Park’s expansive grounds, adjacent to the famed weekend market, provide a recreational haven.
Location: Phahon Yothin Road, Chatuchak
Opening Hours: : 04:30-21:00 daily
MRT: Chatuchak Park BTS: Mo Chit
Benjakiti Park (Asoke)
You can rent bikes or paddle boats on the east side of the lake. There are roller-blading /skateboarding areas as well.
Opening Hours: 05:00 – 20:00 daily
Location: Lake Ratchada, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
MRT: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Situated on the riverside, the park is one of the few places where you can witness the picturesque Bangkok sunset. Santichaiprakarn Park along the Chao Phraya River offers stunning waterfront views and a perfect spot to unwind.
Opening Hours: 5:00-22:00 daily
Location: Sumeru Road, Phra Nakhon
Ways to get there: take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tha Phra Athit Pier or take a taxi