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Parks & Activities of Bangkok Thailand
A few parks scattered around the city, providing Bangkok residents with uncontaminated air and lots of healthy outdoor activities in lush, landscaped areas.
- Lumpini Park, Bangkok
Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is more than half a million square kilometers big, and the habitat of various life forms.
- Chatuchak Park, Chatuchak Market, Bangkok
a haven for health conscious people living in the northern side of Bangkok. There are something for everyone at this park; some may walk or jog along the green tracks line or appreciate the beauty of nature in the Thai Literature and Herb Garden.
- Santiphap Park, Between Ratchawithi Road and Rang Nam Road, Ratchathewi
Smaller than other parks in Bangkok, but packed with activities, most of which are music-related. People sitting and enjoying the soft sound of Jazz while watching their children play is a common sight in this park.
- Sanam Luang (Royal Field), Phra Nakorn near Khao San Road and the Grand Palace
Has been in existence since the founding of Bangkok (around 200 years ago).The area was also known as 'Thung Pra Meru' (Royal Cremation Ground), because it was originally used for royal cremations up until the reign of King Rama III, when the king decreed that all cremations be held outside the old city walls.
- Queen Sirikit Park, Kampaengphet 2 Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak
A tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her 50th Birthday Anniversary on 12 August 1992. Attractive features include a Botanical Garden, the Lotus and Water Lily Yard and the Children's Discovery Museum.
- King Rama IX Park, Sukhumvit 103, Nong Bon, Phrawet
constructed in commemoration of H.M. the King's 50th birthday anniversary in 1987. The park is divided into different zones starting with 'The Garden of the Great King', an homage area where auspicious Ratchapreuk trees, whose yellow colour signifies the colour of the King, can be found.
- Santichaiprakarn Park, Phra Artit Road, Banglumphu
Built around one of the few remaining structures of the old city fortifications, Santichaiprakan Park have become very popular with tourists and city dwellers, especially in the evening when the park fills up with families as well as young Thais and foreigners.
- Benjasiri Park, Next to the Emporium Shopping Centre, Sukhumvit 23
Built in 1992 to celebrate Queen Sirikit's 60th birthday, Benjasiri Park is often referred to as 'Queen's Park'.
- Romaneenart Park, Siriphong Road, Bangkok
the only non-ceremonial park in the centre of the city. The park is less than five years old, and was built on the site of the old city jail. One wall and some of the old guard towers have been retained and make part of the park.
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