Benchasiri Park

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Benchasiri Park
Benjasiri park.jpg
Benchasiri Park in April 2006
Type Urban Park
Location Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 22 and 24), Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates 13°43′49.22″N 100°34′2.35″E / 13.7303389°N 100.5673194°E / 13.7303389; 100.5673194
Area 11.6 acres (4.7 ha)
Created 12 August 1992 (1992-08-12)
Operated by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Status Open from 5.00 a.m. to 21.00 p.m.

Benchasiri Park[1][2][3] (Thai: สวนเบญจสิริ; RTGSSuan Benchasiri; "Park Commemorating the Fifth Cycle Birthday Anniversary") is a garden on Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok, Thailand.

Built on 11.6 acres (47,000 m2) next door to the Emporium shopping complex, it commemorates the fifth cycle (sixtieth) birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit on 12 August 1992.[4] Construction began in 1990 on land which originally housed the Bangkok Meteorological Department until its relocation to Bang Na.[5][6] Built around an ornamental lake, it contains 12 pieces of contemporary sculpture by Thai artists and is often used for open-air events.[7]

It can be reached from Phrom Phong Station (Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain),[8] and is located between Soi 22 and 24.

Interesting Area[edit]

Sport area

This is large area for people who want to go jogging and it has outdoor court to support whether it is volleyball court, basketball court and skate rink[1]. There is shade surrounding this area by trees and grasses.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool (12.5 x 25 meter) [1] is a facility that people around this area needed and this pool came from the survey results of park users who want to bring their children to use. [1]

Playground

Playground in this park can attract many children both Thai and foreigners [1], observing from number of children that come on holiday. This area has a lot of plaything [1] for children who love adventure, discover and climbing. [1]

Activities[edit]

Dhamma ni suan

Another activity in this park that Invites Buddhist to make merit and listen to sermon every Sunday from 07.00 – 09.00 am [1]. Anyone who is not comfortable to go to the temple can come to this park instead.

Dontri ni suan

Dontri ni suan is one of interesting activities in this park that supposed to relax from work and stress. On Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy with many songs in Thai and international music[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "อุทยานเบญจสิริ Benchasiri Park". office.bangkok.go.th (in Thai). Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Benchasiri Park". Public Park Office, Department of Environment, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. 2003. Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Benchasiri Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  4. ^ "BANJASIRI PARK". bangkoktourist.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Benjasiri Park". bangkok-thailand-picture.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Link up with locals in fight to be fit". ThaiAsiaToday.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Benjasiri Park". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Benjasiri Park". thailandforvisitors.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°34′02″E / 13.73034°N 100.56732°E / 13.73034; 100.56732