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Benjasiri Park is four times as small as the nearby Benjakiti Park. If you are in the neighborhood and you are looking for some cooling it is nice to take a look. At the entrance of the park you will be greeted by a golden statue of Queen Sirikit (the wife of the deceased King Bhumibol). The park has a small pond with grass fields on both sides. Benjasiri Park is a great place to take a stroll or do nothing at all during the hottest hours of the day.
Benjasiri Park – Park of Sculptures
Scattered over the Benjasiri Park you can see a number of statues and sculptures, which is why the park is also called the Park of Sculptures. Just like in many other parks in Bangkok, the park is home to turtles, birds and squirrels as well as monitor lizards. We have understood, but not yet experienced, that there are musical fountain shows. This means that on the sound of music fountains spit timed water. We have heard the following times: Daily from 06:00 – 07:00, from 12:00 – 13:00 and from 19:00 – 20:00.
Sports, games and relaxation in Benjasiri Park
In Benjasiri Park various sports are practiced such as jogging, basketball, fitness and yoga. For us that remains special to see at those high temperatures! There is also a skate park and even some playground equipment for children. You can also buy snacks and drinks in the park. Benjasiri Park is a nice place to relax but not a park to drive. Maybe a visit to this park is fun to combine with a visit to the outdoor swimming pool next door.
In the parks there are a number of rules:
– In Bangkok they appreciate the little bit of fresh air and it is therefore forbidden to smoke in the parks of Bangkok.
– The so-called fumes (e-cigarette) are also banned (everywhere in Thailand).
– It’s forbidden to consume alcohol
– At 08:00 and 18:00 the national anthem will be played in which everyone stands still and is silent. It is much appreciated if you do the same
Public swimming pool in Bangkok
If your hotel does not have a swimming pool and you would like to cool off in a pool, you can use the swimming pool next to Benjasiri Park. The pool is located in the southeast corner of the park. Before you leave for Thailand, you will have to make some preparations to be allowed to use a public swimming pool. We have to tell you honestly that we haven’t tried it ourselves yet, but we would love to hear about your experience!
What do you need:
- A copy of your passport,
- Two passport photos,
- Proof that you can swim like a swimming certificate,
- And a doctor’s certificate in English.
You are also obliged to purchase an annual subscription, but since this only costs 40 baht p.p. it shouldn’t spoil the fun! Then you also have to pay an entrance fee of 15 baht per person.
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Image: Jan Ryszawy
Open: Daily from 05:00 – 21:00
Alternative Name: Benchasiri Park / Park of Sculptures
Addres: Sukhumvit Road (tussen Soi Sukhumvit 22 en Soi Sukhumvit 24)
District: Khlong Toei
Route via BTS: Phrom Phong Station + 3 minutes walking