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
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