King Rama IX Park
Built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday, King Rama IX Park is not only the largest green space in Thailand, but it’s also one of the most popular parks in Bangkok.
Considered as one of the largest parks in Bangkok – it has a botanical garden, a large lake, and several spaces that give a nod to different countries in the world. Some of the countries that are represented in the garden include England, Japan, China, France, and America. Apart from the impressive gardens and cozy green spaces, structures like the Thakon Phrakia Pavillion also showcase the country’s various teak designs. More than 40 species of lotus and waterlilies vie for your attention here. King Rama IX Park also boasts of flourishing floras – plants from different Thai provinces are in full bloom here.
If you enjoy exercising outdoors, you’ll love the park’s well-maintained jogging and bike trails.
King Rama IX Park is located in Suang Luang Rama 9, Sukumvit 103 Road, Bangkok.
Opening Days and Hours
The park is open to the public from 5:00 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bangkok via AirAsia.
- From the city centre, take a taxi to King Rama IX Park.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration is 2 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
King Rama IX Park is very popular among locals and tourists. If you want to enjoy some quiet time or join in on some exercises, you can visit around 6:00.
You can bring your own food and enjoy a picnic in the park. Food vendors can also be found around the area. Nearby restaurants include Fruit Punch, Vava on Fire, Sushi Hana, Baan Pee Lek Restaurant, and Baan Rub Rong Restaurant are just some of the dining places to try.
- The Grand Palace
- Khaosan Road
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- Wat Phra Kaew
Prince Palace Hotel, Thong Ta Resort, Solitaire Bangkok, Beat Hotel Bangkok, Ambassador Hotel, Cubic Pratunam, and Centara Grand at Central Plaza are some of the nearby accommodation options you can choose from. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.