Benjakiti Park was built to celebrate the 60th birthday of Queen Sirikit. The latest addition to Bangkok’s green areas, the park contains open space for all kind of recreational activities and its main attraction, a 80 Rai lake encircled by a jogging and cycling track. The park has been designed to provide rare urban open space that accommodates urban lifestyle.
Overlooking one of the most picturesque views of the downtown Bangkok skyline, Benjakitti Park covers a rectangular area of 130 rais (208,000sqms) opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The park forms a narrow swathe of green around the expansive Lake Ratchada, with dedicated bicycle and jogging tracks encircling the whole park.
Set in the middle of the lake is the centrepiece fountain and a stage for light and sound performances during major festivals like New Year’s Eve and Loy Krathong. Apart from bicycling, the park offers paddle boats, row boats, a skateboarding ramp and fitness area where you can do various stretches on your own or join one of the aerobics sessions on a voluntary basis.
Opening Hours: 05:00 – 20:00 daily
Location: Lake Ratchada, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
MRT: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
How to get there: From BTS (exit 4), walk about 5 minutes towards Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. If you take the MRT, walk towards Asok-Montri for about 5 minutes.