When you picture a trip to Bangkok, exploring green spaces doesn’t tend to be what first comes to mind. Most people imagine chaotic crowded streets, heaving markets serving delicious cuisine, and an exuberant nightlife. There are in fact several beautiful and unique parks in Bangkok, which are perfect for a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can enjoy calm views of the skyline at sunset, or go on a relaxing bike ride alongside the locals. Here are the top five surprisingly green spaces to visit in Bangkok.
Lumpini Park is often considered the Central Park of Bangkok. It has a huge lake in the middle and covers 142 acres of greenery. It’s walking distance from luxury resorts such as the hotel sukhumvit, so if you’re staying downtown, you can pass through and on your way to try the trendiest restaurants, or even rent a swan boat and paddle across the lake. Lumpini Park is where many of the locals do their daily exercise such as jogging or tai chi. In the evenings it becomes an aerobic plaza.
If you’re someone who likes to try new things while traveling, Bang Krachao is ideal. It’s often missed by tourists but it’s actually a pretty big district. Bang Krachao is dubbed “the green lung” of Bangkok due to its intensity of trees and parkland.
The unique thing about it is that it has very narrow decked bike paths running all the way through which makes it perfect for getting lost and exploring. You can rent a bicycle for next to nothing and enjoy a day out discovering local markets and hidden areas of natural beauty.