Benjakitti Park
Benjakitti Park
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The area
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Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
How to get there
  • Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre • 9 min walk
  • Asok • 10 min walk
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  • mushy pea
    17 contributions
    GREAT PARK, BUT CURRENTLY HAS CONSTRUCTION WORK
    UPDATE JAN 2020; Benjakitti Park is closed to cyclists for about 1 year due to construction work. It is open to runners and walkers as before, but you cant circuit the lake now until the work is finished. A cycling short circuit of 0.9km is now open behind the park in Tobacco Monopoly park area - next to the car park shown in photo below. i think it closes around 7 or 8pm, I will update if i find exact time. usually has 2km cycle track and running track around the lake. Very nice park. Many minor birds hopping about and Ive seen a few tortoises & big lizards there too.
    Written January 19, 2020
  • Tina
    Victoria, Canada23 contributions
    Under Construction
    This was a great park... we loved the birds, turtles, jumping fish, lizard thing, and the walk, flowers and meditation area. Clean toilet facilities! Unfortunately the park is under Construction right now so the rentals were not available and once you walk into the park... the only way out is way back around. Great view of nature in the big city!
    Written January 15, 2020
  • srhmmj
    Bangkok, Thailand223 contributions
    Nice park but really missing the bikes
    One of the lungs of Bangkok, a wonderful park which is very accessible and features a big lake. We came not only for a walk but also to enjoy a bike ride; unfortunately the administration has left tons of signs on how to get to the bike rental place but omitted to indicate that there are no more bicycles in the park. What a shame.
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2022
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kultresting
15 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Love the fact that this park is near to MRT Queen Sirikit, MRT Sukhumvit & BTS Asok. The park is nice & huge. I had a great time here for my morning run. Love the bridges & walking paths here.
Written August 7, 2022
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odennyo
Miamisburg, OH646 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Truly a magnificent park and lake in Bangkok. I live in Bangkok now and have visited the park many times. The park is approximately a 10 minute walk from the BTS skytrain Asoke station. Exit on the Sukhumvit even numbered Soi side and walk up Asoke. Or you may take the MRT subway at Asoke station and exit at the Queen Sirikit Convention Center station. There are 2 main park entrances, from Asoke and the Queen Sirikit Convention Center. The is a walkway and separate bicycle path and both circle the park and lake. You may rent bicycles and paddle boats by the hour. It takes approximalely 30 minutes to walk around the park at a leisurely pace. There are many benches to relax and sit. There are gorgeous flowers, plants, trees and palm trees. The park is safe and secure for families and children. If you only have time to visit this park or Lumphini, I strongly recommend this park and lake.
Written February 19, 2013
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MOTALAW
Scarborough, UK5,048 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
To those thinking this park is excellent. Really you need to "open your eyes" and get away from the "shiny path" This park is souless lacking atmosphere and is just a bit of water amidst the skyscrapers. I went for a stroll around last month on a Sunday and was surprised to be the only person in the park. Just about says it all. I've been to all Bangkok parks and this has to be my least favourite. Lumphini is your proper urban park with atmosphere attactivities charactor and many many people. Rama 9 easily the prettiest. Chatuchak, Queen Sirikit and the railway park all clustered today up near Mo Chit are very good and proper Thai parks. But sorry the artificial plastic souless characterless Benjakitti Park is a waste of space.
Written November 1, 2016
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Christmate11
Bangkok, Thailand2,284 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Please, note that Benjakiti is spelt with ONE T & not two!
This is a lovely park in downtown Bangkok. It is next to Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on one end & closer to Asok Sukhumvit / Radchadphisek intersection on the other end. People go there in the morning or in the evening to exercise. There is a jogging track that goes counterclockwise for running and a cycle track that goes clockwise for serious bikers. But it is simply a nice place to go for a stroll. The skyline is particularly scenic and in the evenings, this is the place to go to watch the sunset. On the western side of the lake, there is a pretty boardwalk with benches to sit in the shade. The view is serene but it is also a cool place to sit & relax with a book. The western part of the lake has also a more conventional garden with lawn, trees & a few monuments. This is a better place to go in the daytime when the temperature is warmer. On the south-eastern side of the park, there is a booth where you can rent a bike by the hour (40B/h). You can also rent a kayak or get a swan-shaped pedalo to glide on the lake. In the daytime, you can sometimes encounter a few monitor lizards.
As Queen Sirikit Convention Centre is right on the southern end of the park, you can enjoy more amenities while going to the park. There is a café & restaurant with a viewing terrace. And right inside the Convention Centre, there is Black Canyon Café, a True Café & even a Starbucks.
Written July 19, 2014
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EarthlingOnline
Worldwide3,789 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
Bangkok's parks are perhaps the best (of very few) examples of urban planning in the city. In a city often viewed for its apparent chaos, many of Bangkok's parks are beautiful examples of landscaping, and are intensive used by appreciative residents of the city. From walking, bike riding and boating (in some parks), picnicking, use of inexpensive fitness equipment and sports facilities (tennis, basketball, jogging, children's playgrounds - facilitated gratis public aerobics sessions which visitors may join if they wish - e.g. at 6PM), or just relaxing among some vegetation, Bangkok's parks are a great way to relax, and be among residents also relaxing.

Benjakitti Park is a relatively new Bangkok Park. It is distinguished by a large lake, with a track around it for jogging, biking (rental bikes are available), etc. The park is nicely landscaped, and dramatically set among the skyscrapers of the middle Sukhumvit Road area. It is convenient to Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, and to the Metro underground station of that name - as well as to sois running off of Sukhumvit Road itself. Singaporeans may be curious about the Merlion in this park, donated by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.

We have used this park many times since its inception. Other than the closer-by (and less majestic) Chuwit Gardens, we consider this to be our family's neighbourhood park in Bangkok.
Written August 31, 2012
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Merevaik
England819 contributions
Nov 2019
We found this park some 20 minutes walk down from our hotel in Asoke.It is a pleasant green area to visit in the cooler temperatures of late afternoon to get away from the busy, noisy streets of the city. It probably took us 30 minutes to walk round the lakeside where there are beautiful purple flowers and trees. There were many people at the park either walking, jogging or cycling. It's a lovely place to get some cleaner air and to stretch your legs
Written November 24, 2019
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,933 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The park is a large man made lake (200 x 800 metres) situated next to Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Opened in 2002, it honours the 72nd birthday of the queen. At one end of the lake is a large round stage, over 100 meters, for performances.

Although most of the park is the lake itself, there is a beautifully landscaped forest park surrounding it, with cycling and jogging paths, all kinds of exercise equipment, a washroom, coffee shop at end. Swimming, rowing, fishing, feeding fish and birds is prohibited although boats can be rented. Office buildings of unusual architecture, line the street side of the lake, across the street from the park. I am not sure, but I think there are also fountains in the lake which can be turned on at certain times, probably with lighting. I saw devices in the lake.

I went there to relax and read in the shade, but between 4 and 5 pm, it suddenly got busy with joggers, families, people walking around it. Bangkok doesn't have very many parks in comparison to other Asian cities so this is a very welcome place for locals and tourists alike.
Written April 10, 2019
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jupiduh
Berlin, Germany123 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
cool to exercise, jogging, rent a bike any circle around, gym opportunities to be found around, rent a pedal boat and enjoy a silent natural beauty in town. don't miss the stunning Green Mile connecting Benjakiti Park with Lumphini Park. hardly known by anyone. also accessible via soi 10 from Sukhumvit
Written December 8, 2018
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MinhDucPhan
Singapore, Singapore84 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
The park is very beautiful. With prime location & located in Bangkok city centre, next to Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. In the morning, take a walk and watch the river. The two sides also planted many trees and canoe service on the river with a deposit of 40 bath. "The deposit can be refunded if the boat returns on time". In the evening is even more romantic when street lights turn on
Written July 11, 2017
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wocoom1612
Bangkok, Thailand, Asia1 contribution
Jul 2014
This park had been compared to Central Park in NY by people. It looked more like something from the Beverly Hillbillies. Bare in patches, over grown in others, no flowers or color it looked tired and old and worn out. Nothing like a beautiful garden or park Oasis as described. But it was quiet and offered shade
Written July 8, 2014
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