Located in Bangkok, Benjakitti Park beckons travellers to escape the urban hustle and bustle amidst a serene oasis. Find out more about this verdant haven that not only offers a breath of fresh air but an exploration of natural beauty within the heart of the city as well.
Surrounded by skyscrapers, Benjakitti Park can be found in the lively Asok area of the city across from the Queen Sirikit Congress Centre. It is relatively easy to access for those staying at apartments in Thonglor and you can catch a taxi or make use of public transport; both the Asok BTS Station and Queen Sirikit Convention Centre MRT Station are conveniently close by.
What to Expect
On your visit to Benjakitti Park from centrally located accommodation providers like Ascott Thonglor Bangkok, prepare to be captivated by abundant greenery, vibrant flowers, and a picturesque lake. Ideal for a leisurely stroll, picnics, or witnessing a stunning sunset, this site offers diverse delights. It also features two fountains, a pavilion, playgrounds, and recreation areas that combine to create an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
A focal point of the park, Lake Ratchada, an artificial waterbody, invites visitors to unwind near the water. There are areas for sitting nearby, while you can also wander along the footpath that encircles the lake, best enjoyed early morning or in the evening. Paddle boats shaped like swans, beckon water enthusiasts, offering a unique perspective of the park and the city; out on the water, keep your eyes peeled for spotting turtles and fish that have found a home here!
For fitness enthusiasts, Benjakitti Park presents trails for jogging, hiking, and cycling (bike rentals available). The newly expanded Benjakitti Forest Park section offers an additional dimension to your exploration. You can also head to the northwest corner to discover the Green Mile, which features an elevated path partly built over a canal connecting with Lumpini Park. Whether it’s a brisk jog, fun bike ride, or peaceful stroll, active visitors will find plenty to enjoy in this urban retreat.