Bangkok’s Oasis

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A little to the North of Bangkok, next to Chatuchak Weekend market lies one of Bangkok’s ‘hidden’ charms. Suan Rot Fai, or the Railway Park.

Suan Rot Fai, used to be the State Railway of Thailand’s golf course up until 2004, at which point it was given to the city to become another sorely needed park, and last weekend I finally got the chance to go and check it out for myself, and I must admit to being completely and immediately enamoured with the place, here’s why:

The entrance to the park lies in a road just in front of the entrance to PTT, those green office towers in the background in the pic above.

Whilst you are there pop into the Butterfly garden, admission is free of charge although you have to sign yourself in and whilst donations are welcomed I was not pressured into making one.

Now that the “not so hot cool breeze season” is upon us, a bike ride and a picnic under the shade of a leafy tree at Suan Rot Fai comes highly recommended!

Here’s a map to help you find it

View Suan Rot Fai in a larger map

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3 thoughts on “Bangkok’s Oasis

    Dwight Turner said:
    October 28, 2010 at 01:05

    Thanks for this tip.Looks like a nice place to visit, even if it is a little outside of my normal stomping grounds.

    tom said:
    October 28, 2010 at 04:34

    sure looks worth the visit

    bangkokburt responded:
    October 28, 2010 at 15:26

    Yeah it really is. Its one of those places that is so close, yet a little off the beaten track so that its easy to decide not to go, but this is really a hidden gem.

    Bikes are for hire at THb 20 each per day, they have a market selling all sorts of food and drinks, kids playground, swimming pool, even an a/c’d restaurant there.

    Really well worth a trip.

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