Queen Sirikit Park
This park used to be a golf course so you get the idea of what it looks like. Surprisingly, it’s just opposite Chatuchak Park and was built to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen. There’s a huge pool in the centre of the park containing fountains and Thai and foreign flora. If you are into playing football, this is the place to be Saturday and Sunday morning. Hundreds of youths gather to make up impromptu teams and if you are lucky enough, you could even get a game!
Details: The park is open daily from 05:00 to 20:00 and admission is free.
How to get there: Getting to Queen Sirikit Park couldn’t be easier – just get to Chattuchak MRT or Mochit BTS station. Walk across Chattuchak Park and you will come to Queen Sirikit Park.
A taxi fare from the centre of Bangkok will cost around 80-90 Baht.
The following buses will get you there:
Air-conditioned bus: 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 29, 34, 38, 39, 44, 77, 146
Bus number: 3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 44, 52, 59, 63, 77, 96, 104, 108, 112, 134, 138, 145
A big pool in the park contains three fountains and a fine collection of both Thai and foreign lotuses. Open: Daily from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission: Free