Sit Back and Relax: Best Parks in Bangkok, Thailand

Lumphini, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lumphini, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Rach Teo on Unsplash

Bangkok is one of those bustling cities that will make you feel like you’re constantly in a rush to see everything, but there will come a moment when you’ll just want to sit back and relax. Once it does, you should head to one of the Thai capital’s beautiful parks, and these three are a good place to start.

Lumphini Park

This enormous green area covers 142 acres in the heart of Bangkok and it’s the city’s very first public parks. Artificial lake with boat rentals is one of its strongest suits, but you can also come here to go for a relaxing walk or a jog, go bird watching, or visit one of many public events organized in the park.

Chatuchak Park

One of the oldest public parks in the city, Chatuchak is best known for a big pond with flower beds on its premises. In addition to picturesque scenery, this park is a great place to enjoy a long list of recreational activities, and it’s especially popular with joggers and cyclists.

Benchasiri Park

If you have a soft spot for beautifully landscaped parks, Benchasiri will be your cup of tea. Its intricately landscaped area around the lake and many modern sculptures on its grounds are its main attractions.