Huge new forest park to open in Bangkok
Suan Pa Benjakitti park or Benjakitti Forest Park in English
A forest is coming to downtown Bangkok, the amazing city that is the jewel in the crown of Thailand.
The huge city – one of the most visited in the whole world prior to the pandemic and one of the best – has often been criticized for its lack of green spaces especially when compared to cities of a similar size abroad.
That is now set to change, at least in part, with the opening of the Suan Pa Benjakitti park.
This will be known as the Benjakitti Forest Park in English.
It is being constructed on 259 rai of land in Klong Toei district off Rama IV road on land that was formerly owned by the Thai Tobacco Monopoly.
Stages two and three of the project costing 652 million baht will transform the open land into a wonderful area for city residents and visitors in the heart of the capital.
It is set to be complete next year and will include such features as a 1.5 kilometer elevated walkway, canals, ponds, areas for sports and a bicycle track that will connect to Lumpini Park, another major open space in the downtown area nearby.
The park promises to be a green lung for the city and further enhance Bangkok’s reputation as a major tourist capital of the world.
And one that despite its problems of traffic and overcrowding is becoming ever more friendly to its residents and visitors and every more liveable.