The TK Park in Bangkok is not a park at all. TK Park, which stands for ‘Thailand Knowledge’ Park, is a complex housed in the Central World Shopping Centre. Inspired by world famous libraries such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in the French capital of France and the Sendai Mediatheque in Sendai, Japan, the TK Park is sprawling centre for learning. It is run by the Thai government and aims to make education fun for children. The centre focuses on important cultural and social issues to promote understanding and tolerance from an early age.
The centre contains a Mediatheque, where one can view videos; a music library, where one can find plenty of great music; a Reading Park, stocked full of books, both new and old; a Children’s Room, a room dedicated to younger children; two computer workshops, where children can learn how to make games and cartoons; theatres; an auditorium; a coffee bar; and a so-called ‘Open Square’, where people can come to exchange ideas freely.
The knowledge park was designed to appeal to the younger generation and to put them on a path of self education. It is open from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 8 pm. Tourists visiting the Central World Shopping Centre located along Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong Road should consider stopping by. The complex can be found on the eighth floor and is the perfect place to keep children occupied for a few hours.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is one of the most popular tourist destinations within the country. The bustling city is full of interesting cultural and historical attractions, shopping malls, markets and restaurants. It offers visitors numerous distractions to keep them occupied. The city has great infrastructure and is a delight to visit.
Tourists planning on a long vacation in the Thai capital should consider staying at Bangkok serviced apartments. They provide the same comforts and facilities of a hotel, yet offer a homelier feel. The Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok offers excellent Sukhumvit accommodation complete with different styles of rooms. The lodgings are centrally located with many shops and restaurants located in the vicinity.