:: PUBLIC PARKS



Benchasiri Park
This compact park on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 24 was built to commemorate the 60 th birthday of HM Queen Sirikit in 1992. It features a huge sculpture of commemorative coin illustrating an image of HM Queen Sirikit and 12 pieces of contemporary sculptures including children's works.

Open: Daily from 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: Free


Chatuchak Park
This is located at the junction of Phahonyothin and Vibhavadi Rungsit roads. There are nine pieces of ASEAN sculptures that enhance the character of the park.

Open: Daily from 5 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Rama IX Royal Park
The 200-acre botanical garden-cum-public park is located deep inside Sukhumvit Soi 103 (Udomsuk) and was opened in 1987 to commemorate the 60th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Open: Daily from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: 10 baht.
Tel: 0-2328-1385-7

Lumpini Park
This was a huge open space once belonging to King Rama VI, who issued a royal command to turn the area into a public park as a gift to Bangkok residents. It is located on Rama IV Road, between Ratchadamri and Witthayu (Wireless) roads, with entrance gates on all sides.

Open: Daily from 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: Free


Princess Mother Memorial Park
This beautiful park is located on Soi 3 Somdet Chao Phraya Road, Khlong San District. It was built near the Wat Anongkharam community where Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani, HRH the Princess Mother had resided during her childhood. The park comprises a full scale model of the Princess Mother's house and the old buildings renovated as exhibition halls displaying the life story of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother as well as the history of the Wat Anongkharam community.

Open: Garden - Daily from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m./ Museum – Daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tel: 0-2437-7799, 0-2439-0902


Queen Sirikit Park
This is situated east of Chatuchak Park on Phahonyothin Road. It was built to commemorate the 60 th birthday anniversary of HM Queen Sirikit. A big pool in the park contains three fountains and a fine collection of both Thai and foreign lotuses.

Open: Daily from 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: Free


Rommaninat Park
This is a public park built on the old prison grounds on Mahachai Road near Wat Suthat. The Corrections Museum inside the park displays instruments of punishment and evolution of punishment in Thailand.

Open: Park - Daily from 5 a.m.-8 p.m./ Museum – Thu to Sat from 8.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.
Admission: Free


Saranrom Park
Located near the Grand Palace between Rachini and Charoenkrung roads, this park was originally a royal garden in the Saranrom Palace. At the south end of the park is a marble monument dedicated to HM Queen Sunantha Kumareerat and HRH Prince Kannaporn Phetcharat, who died in a boating accident in the reign of King Rama V.

Open: Daily from 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
:: ZOOS / ANIMAL FARMS

Crocodile Farm
This large farm with over 60,000 fresh and saltwater crocodiles is some 30 kilometres from Bangkok in Samut Prakan Province. Other creatures including trained elephants, gibbons, lions, and snakes are also found here. The exciting crocrodile wrestling show is performed every hour. There is also a Dinosaur Museum where various species of life-size dinosaurs and their skeletons are on display.

Open: Daily from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adult 300 baht; Child 200 baht
Tel: 0-2703-4891-5, 0-2703-5144-8

Dusit Zoo
Located beside the Royal Plaza, Bangkok's oldest zoo contains a collection of popular African and Asian mammals and birds in an ornamental garden.

Open: Daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adult 30 baht; Child 5 baht
Tel: 0-2281-2000, 0-2282-7111-3

Safari World
Bangkok's greatest open zoo and leisure park is located in Min Buri, via Km. 9 on Raminthra Road. The 300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian mammals, a Marine Park with amusing performances of well-trained dolphins and seals, a Bird Park and a Games Corner.

Open: Daily from 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Admission: Adult 700 baht; Child 450 baht
Tel: 0-2518-1000-19

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo
Just only 1 kilometre before the Rose Garden, this 60-acre farm is another interesting attraction housing many different wild animals and thousands of crocodiles.

Fascinating performances such as Crocodile Wrestling, Magic Show, and Elephant Theme Show commence everyday at 12.45 p.m. and 2.20 p.m. with additional shows on Sundays at 10.30 a.m.

Open: Daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
Admission: Adult 350 baht; Child 250 baht
Tel: 0-2284-1873, 0-2284-0273

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Snake Farm)
Located near Chulalongkorn Hospital on the corner of Henri Dunant Road and Rama IV Road, this institute contains a collection of poisonous snakes which are "milked" daily for their venom in order to produce invaluable anti-snakebite serum.

Open: Mon–Fri from 8.30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 8.30 a.m.-12 noon)
Venom extraction: Mon-Fri at 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.; holidays at 11.00 a.m.
Slide presentation in English: 30 minutes before venom extraction.
Admission: 70 baht
Tel: 0-2252-0161-4