Located between Emporium Shopping Center and the Queen's Park Hotel on Sukhumvit.
From sky train, get off at Phrom Phong station.
It's nice to be able to walk around some green surrounding within the city.
If you can't do nothing in the park then just do what I did, taking pix for VT,hehehe...anyway, they have nice cultivated sunflowers, orchids, and calachu-chi(Philippines have lots of this one)...
Fondest memory: Walking around and sitting after walking,heheheh...I have problems with too much walking though...cause I'm too lazy now not unlike those days;-)
We're here in Bangkok for almost a year now and this park that my hubby always told me last past 6 months is only adjacent to where we live but I just been here this afternoon and notice that its clean and very greeny. I was thinking last time that it was dirty and the smell would just cause my head aches but it wasn't. It proves me wrong! There are many expats that I saw jogging around the park. People eating in the tables, students studying in the benches and even babies are playing with the flowers(they have baby & kids corner)...I was amazed of the place since when you get out of the park, you can see lots of vendors in the streets, busy cars, polluted air and chaois traffic! Its a public holiday today(Sports Day) so, there are many people in the park exercising, I thought of exercising too but I was too tired to do it,hehehe...well, poor me..I'm too fat now;-)
Fondest memory: I had a nice time walking around, watching lovers in the benches and the family busy cuddling their babies...they have lovely sunflower in there too...and orchids!
Eventhough I only stayed in the Apartment and be outside when it's time to have a grocery. Our apartment has also a lovely flowers in th roof top which the swimming is located. They have this lovely garden full of beautiful red flowers in it!
Fondest memory: Taking pix with this lovely red flowers is a breathtaking part of me with my little one! Watching the sunsets and having a dinner near the pool is lovely also!
This often-dusty open space may not appear to be much to look at at times, but it's of great importance to the Thais. Important celebrations and ceremonies are held here from time to time, including royal birthdays and the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in early May.
It's also a useful point of reference; the Grand Palace is at its southern end, and the National Museum is on the northwestern corner. On a quiet day, you may well see people coming to fly kites.
There are so many beautiful parks scattered around Bangkok. Some are quite large that would take all morning to walk through and others are just small places with a few flower gardens and some shade trees. They are all a great place to escape the sun for a few moments.
Fondest memory: This park is on Thonburi on the west side of the Chao Phraya River.
Rama IX Park
One of Bangkok’s most pleasant parks, Rama IX Park or Suan Luang was opened to honor HM the King on the occasion of his 6th Cycle birthday. Divided into five sections, it has a Royal Building with displays of memrobilia belonging to the King, a Botanical Garden, a lake for water sports, ponds teeming with fish, a flower garden with rather a pretty little waterfall and a playground. Covering one kilometer, it is however, primarily a botanical garden that is reserved for species of plants and trees and is very pleasant to stroll around. Each morning at 6 a.m. a large group meets todo Tai Chi exercises and of course, there are plenty of joggers. Because of its location and the fact there is an entrance fee, it is one of the least crowded and cleanest parks in the city.
Location: Soi Udomsuk, off Sukhumvit 103
Fondest memory: more pics in my travelloque
Favorite thing: Lumpini Park is Bangkok's main park. It's here you can see people eating, jogging, strolling and practicing Tai Chi. It's also here you can see the famous statue of King Rama IV, the king of 'The King and I,' all versions of which are banned in Thailand. True he had a lot of wives (35) and a lot of children (83), but he was a progressive thinker, who spoke eight languages, was an expert astronomer and introduced major reforms to modernize his country. Before becoming king, he was a monk and therefore celibate
Favorite thing: Bangkok has little green space, but Lumphini Park on Rama 4 Road and the Queen’s Park on Sukhumvit Road provide a nice break from the city streets. Chatuchak Park is farther north, but all are easy to reach on the new sky train.