Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia. You can find peaceful green spots for relaxing even in such a chaotic city that Bangkok is.
Lumphini Park or Lumpini Park is a large green area in Central Bangkok. Here you can find open public space, paths, lakes, various flora and fauna, and playgrounds, making Lumphini Park a perfect place for those seeking tranquillity and fresh air in the bustling capital of Thailand.
Lumphini Park is the centre for outdoor leisure activities in Bangkok. Local people choose this park for jogging, working out, doing aerobics and other recreational activities. Basketball court can be found here as well! If exercising is not your thing, you can rent a swan boat or just laze in the shadow while enjoying the view of the water monitor lizards lurking in the ponds or hanging around. The busiest time at Lumphini Park is before and after sunset when it attracts the biggest crowds of Bangkokians and guests of the city.
King Rama IX Park
Suan Luang Rama IX or King Rama IX Park is the largest public park in Bangkok. Located on the eastern part of Bangkok, Suan Luang Rama IX is not only a public park, but a botanical garden, memorial and museum as well.
Suan Luang Rama IX consists of 6 areas: The Garden of the Great King; The Botanic Garden; The Reservoir (Traphang Kaew Keb Nam); Romanee Garden; The Water Garden; The Sanam Rasdara and Sport Center. Additionally to these 6 areas, there’s also an international garden featuring various gardens inspired from different countries across the globe.
The park is popular between locals for various recreational activities such as jogging, aerobics and exercising at an outdoor gym. Taking a ride on the lake in the duck or swan boat is one more activity offered in Suan Luang Rama IX.
Benjakitti Park or Benchakitti Park is a public park in the central Bangkok, nearby Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Benjakitti Park area features a large pond as well as walkway and bicycle lane surrounding it. There’s also an outdoor exercise area, health park, playground and pavilions. You can hire a bicycle or swan boat here. Various kinds of flowers and trees from different Thailand’s regions can also be found in the park.
Bang Krachao is located in Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province. It is not far from Bangkok, located just on another side of Chao Phraya River. It is the largest green area near Bangkok known as “The Best Urban Oasis of Asia” and "Bangkok Lung".