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6 Best public parks in Bangkok - Best places to unwind and relax!

Bangkok is often seen as a big chaotic city packed with skyscrapers, night markets and shopping malls. Many tourists don't realise that there are many public parks that they must visit.

1

Benjakitti Park

There's a massive lake in the centre of the park and a cycling track that surrounds the park. Located 100 meters away from Asoke intersection, the park has become popular among cyclists and joggers. You have the option of hiring a boat for a little romantic excursion, or maybe rent a bicycle if you want to. You can directly access the park from Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT. The park is open from 5am to 9pm every day.

2

Lumpini Park

The park stretches over 50 hectares, and it is located amid Sukhumvit, Sathorn Silom and Central Lumpini. In the evenings and early mornings, you can see the park packed with joggers and cyclists. You can also partake in badminton, dance lessons, tennis, swimming, group aerobics, taichi and yoga. There are four railway stations surrounding the park: Sala Daeng BTS, Silom BTS, Lumpini MRT and Ratchadamari BTS. You can visit the park from 4.30am to 9pm every day.

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Benjasiri Park

In addition to relaxing at a rooftop garden Bangkok – such as the ones boasted by hotels like Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 – you could walk down to Benjasiri Park for a game of badminton or basketball. People from all over the city head down to the park in the morning and evening as it is close to many other tourist attractions; Benjasiri Park is flanked by EMporium and EMquartier shopping malls and is located just steps away from Phrom Phong BTS Station. You can visit the park from 5am to 9pm every day.

4

Chatuchak Park

While shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market, you can drop in at Chatuchak Park. There's a lake in the centre of the park with a bridge that crosses over, and you can rent a boat if you feel like going for a boat ride.

5

Romaneenart Park

Located close to Chinatown, Romaneenart Park used to be the premises for Bangkok's central prison – a better part of the prison was demolished during the construction of the park. The quickest way to get to the park is from Hua Lamphong MRT which is about a 30-minute walk from there, or alternatively, you can get a taxi.

6

Queen Sirikit Park

The park was built to mark her Majesty the Queen's 60th birthday. The speciality of the park is that there are trees planted in the park which outlines the shape of Thailand. There is a pond, botanical garden and a number of other lovely gardens.

7

Sanam Luang Park

If you are ever in Rattanakosin Island, you must visit Sanam Luang Park while visiting Temple of the Emerald Buddha, National Gallery and Grand Palace. The park is considered to be one of Bangkok's oldest establishments as it has been there for 230 years. A special day to visit the park would be 5th December every year as that's when there are celebrations for the King's birthday.