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Benjakitti Park, Bangkok

4.4
#10 of 37 in Parks in Bangkok
Relax or exercise in the heart of Bangkok at Benjakitti Park, boasting a pleasant lakeside view of the adjacent skyline. Once owned by the Tobacco Monopoly of Thailand, the park has since been transformed. Today it features 2 km (1.2 mi) of bike trails and sand jogging tracks around an artificial lake populated with catfish and turtles. Wander the gardens, stroll the lakeside boardwalks, get out on the water in a paddleboat, or make use of the exercise equipment dotted throughout the grounds. There aren't many food or drink stalls on site, so bring some snacks if you want. Plan to visit Benjakitti Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Visit the morning run. It is a park located in Sukhumvit. Around the large pond in walking, running and biking trails have been built.
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  • A pleasant park with a central lake. 2km walking/running track with a separate cycleway. Immaculate with many trees and all sorts of flowers. A really nice place for a stroll around.  more »
  • I was a little disappointed by Benjakitti Park after having visited the other parks in Bangkok. Unlike Lumphini, Chatuchak and Benchasiri Parks, Benjakitti offers little apart from views of the lake. ...  more »
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  • It's in my opinion the most beautiful park in the heart of Bangkok. Locals go there for exercise mostly in the early morning and after work. The rest of the time it's a quiet place. It's well kept and maintained. Many trees and sculptures are donations of foreign embassies. The bike and boat rental is next to each other. There is a foot (and bike) path to Lumpini park for people who like walking without having to walk along traffic all the time.
  • Although it's not a "beautiful" park (no cultural heritage landmarks, except some golden Buddhas) it's quite pleasant and useful. I couldn't find the bike rental there. Almost empty on a week day midday. A few westerners cycling jogging, security guards patrolling on bicycles. Lots of places to take a good rest in the shade or have a siesta. And you can hear birds...
  • Nice park! Well made cycling, running/walking track. Cycling and running/walking tracks are separated and goes in opposite direction. The cycling track is painted/labelled really clearly(but it can be quite dark at night time so it’s recommended to attach headlights to your bike). The running track is about 1.9KM long around the lake and the cycling track is about 2.1KM. You can also rent a paddle boat to paddle in the lake(PFD/life jackets provided but they may run out since they don’t have enough for everyone so if you want one you may need to wait). You can also rent a bicycle; however, the bikes are too good. There are shops outside the park which sell drinks and fruits. There are also a few toilets you can use.
  • Have favorite park in central Bangkok. Spectacular view of Bangkok's skyline. Not too crowded, plenty of space of activities, including rowing. A dedicated bike lane for training. Try the coconut pop-up shop in front, extremely refreshing after a run.
  • This is a great park!! We went there for a picnic on the Swan boat for sunset, and the boats have a built in wine glass holder, which is nice!! Only 80 baht for an hour!! You can rent bicycles, don't know how much, but cheap I'm sure. It has a large running track around a good sized pond, exercise station all along the way, and kids jungle gyms to play on. Ts a pretty place to go do a bottle of wine or the bubbly at sunset, I did both!!! It's right in the city but doesn't feel like it at all. We really enjoyed it!!
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