Noteworthy: Bangkok's newest park on the grounds of the state tobacco factory has less shade and fewer people than the others.
Word to the wise: Here you can jog, bike, canoe or rent a paddleboat as the green oasis is almost as large as the Lumphini Park - and still growing as they keep building. Rental bikes that can be ridden around the 1.9km-long circuit.
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Between Asok Crossing and Queen Sirikit Convention Center runs the Benjakiti Park.
The park is oval in shape and in the middle lies a relatively large dam decorated with fountains. The dam is approximately 2 km in diameter and it is possible to walk, run, bike or rollerblade around it. The park is just a few years old, and is kept fresh and clean. During the day, the park is often completely empty but it gets a bit more lively in the evenings. It is then that elderly Thai men will come to sit and chat, walk around the park or jog. Children are there with their parents learning to bike and groups of youth also run or jog to keep in shape. There are separate paths for bicycle traffic and pedestrians which does keep things running smoothly. In the park there is also a skateboarding ramp, exercise equipment and a large Buddhist meditation center. The park is a small but appreciated refuge for Bangkok's residents and visitors. You can rent both bicycles and peddle-boats in the shape of swans, at a little kiosk in the park. The easiest way to get to Benjakiti park is with the Sky Train or the underground to the Asok station, alternatively you may take the underground to Sukhumvit or Queen Sirikrit Convention Center.
The park closes each evening at 20.00
Transport: close to BTS Skytrain Station Asok
Map link http://map.longdo.com/p/A10028215/map
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The venue is in the family zone "Sukhumvit" which is detailed in Longdo Tourism Bangkok, linked below
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