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Suan Lumphini

Named after the Buddha's birthplace in Nepal, this is Bangkok's largest and most popular park. The park is bordered by Rama IV Road to the South, Sarasin Road to the North, Witthayu Road to the East and Ratchadamri Road to the West, with entrance gates on all sides. A large artificial lake in the centre is surrounded by broad, well-tended lawns, wooded areas and walking paths. In other words it's the best outdoor escape from Bangkok without leaving town.

Rama IX

Royal Park

Opened in 1987 to commemorate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th birthday. This is the newest of Bangkok's green areas covering 80 hectares and includes a water park and botanical gardens. Since its opening, the latter has developed into a significant horticultural research centre. A museum with an exhibition on the life of the king sits at the centre of the park.

Suan Rommaninat

This name was graciously given to the park by H.M. the Queen. It was a detention area before being transformed into a public park. Original constructions have been maintained such as the watch tower. Within, there is a building constructed during the reign of King Rama V which now serves as a penal museum and shop for selling products made by prisoners. The open space inside has been turned into a garden and recreation ground. You will find it located at Mahachai Road on the Wat Suthat Thepwararam side.

Suan Saranrom

This is an old park, and originally a garden in the Saranrom Palace. It is now a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Complex. The park itself was built in 1874 in the reign of King Rama V. Saranrom, which is full of old trees, is now open to the public. In the park there is a monument of Queen Sunanda built in 1880. Her Majesty, unfortunately, died in a boat accident in Ayutthaya that same year.

Benchasiri Park

This small public park set amid tall buildings on Sukhumvit Road in the heart of the business area, was established to honour Her Majesty the Queen's 5th cycle (60 years.)

Suan Chatuchak or Chatuchak Park

This is another major public park, in Bangkok, which is located on Phahonyotin Road. It is a spacious park with trees and wide lawns and venue for the "weekend market."