Thursday, June 10, 2010
Benjasiri Park in Bangkok .. a little Treasure
Built on 11.6 acres next door to the Emporium shopping complex, it commemorates the 60th birthday of Queen Sirikit on August 12, 1992.Often referred to as the "Queen's Park" since it was built to celebrate her 60th birthday. Construction began in 1990 on land which originally housed the Bangkok Meteorological Department until its relocation to Bang Na. Built around an ornamental lake, it contains 12 pieces of contemporary sculpture by Thai artists and is often used for open air events.
Link below to photo slide show (must see)
Bangkok is so BIG but so few Parks .... .
The Benjasiri Park is located on Sukhumvit road next to the Emporium Shopping Center and right by the Phrom Phong BTS station in the center of Bangkok.
This is the only green spot along Sukhumvit Road providing a much-needed refuge from the traffic chaos that is Bangkok. It's where many activity take place for all ages.
Exercise / walk path around the Park - many people of shapes, sizes and fashion
Test drive your latest remote control gadget .. Kids operate their remote control cars or play on the playground
Picnic - the pond boasts a beautiful water feature with lights and the backdrop is distant buildings with soft lights
Many of the trees are tagged with their Thai and Latin names. There are grassy knolls with shade for lazing on, plenty of benches, a few refreshment stalls and restrooms.
There are many rest areas either sit on the grass and enjoy the quite surrounds or bench chairs and enjoy the changing backdrops of the city lights. Bring your favourite drinks and snacks and have a panic, the breeze is so elegant and cool across the expansive pond and as darkness sets many soft lights bring forward a gentle and romantic setting.
To see the slide show .. click here
at 10pm it's so beautiful, a cool breeze, no insects
1. Thailand's Longdo Map link - click here
2. Bangkoks famous BTS skytrain - the station Phrom Phong is 100 mtrs away - click here
Links: Forum article with photo slide show (25 photos)