Long for a touch with nature? No need for a long tiring journey to the countryside. Simply get on the BTS to Phrom Pong station. Less than a minute walk you will find yourself in a little green world that is right between the Emporium and the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel.
Benjasiri Park (Queen’s Park) is a refuge from the daily chaos of Bangkok. When you walk in, the green atmosphere refreshes you, and the mild scent of wet grass gently touches your nose. Because everything seems to slow down and moves more at its natural pace, you feel the calmness and enjoy your life a little bit more.
A stroll around the park is recommended. You will find many interesting and wonderful sculptures and beautiful tall trees with their Thai and Latin name labeled. In the afternoon, try looking for the pretty fountain in the pond. Various fascinating creatures, like lively pigeons and lazy turtles, and people, like a Japanese couple walking their two-year-old rabbit, will certainly amaze you. But if you prefer to sit down, there are plenty of grassy spots under the trees and benches. You can also buy drinks and snacks from refreshment stalls. In case of toilet emergencies, the park has restrooms available. :)
The park serves every age from toddlers to elders. Parents would take the children to the playground while sipping their drinks on the nearby benches. Teenagers skate away in the skate court. An elderly couple whisper and giggle like in their younger days. Couples and groups of friends enjoy the afternoon picnics. The best part is that anyone can enjoy the park for free from 5 am to 8 pm.
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