Rommaninat Park

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Rommaninat Park
Bangkok Suan Romaninart Park IMG 6834.JPG
TypePublic park
LocationSiriphong Road, Samran Rat Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
CoordinatesCoordinates: 13°44′55.67″N 100°30′10.78″E / 13.7487972°N 100.5029944°E / 13.7487972; 100.5029944
Area11 acres (4.5 ha)
Created1992 (1992)
Operated byBangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
StatusDaily 05.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.
Corrections Museum open Tuesday to Saturday 08.30 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.

Rommaninat Park or spelt Romaneenart Park (Thai: สวนรมณีนาถ; lit: "park of woman who was regent"), commonly known as Khuk Kao (คุกเก่า; lit: "old prison") is a public park in Bangkok. Located between Siriphong and Maha Chai Roads, Samran Rat Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District between Giant Swing, Wat Suthat and Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. The total area is about 29 rai (round about 11 acres).

The park is located on the former site of Klong Prem Prison (เรือนจำคลองเปรม), built on the royal initiative of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1890, later in 1972 renamed to Bangkok Remand Prison (เรือนจำพิเศษกรุงเทพ).[1] [2] Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (later King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)) presided over the official opening of Rommaninat Park and Corrections Museum on August 17, 1999.

Beside the park on Siriphong Road side.

This park also serves as terminal of BMTA's bus line 42.

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  1. ^ Num Lukthung (2011-05-31). "เที่ยวคุกเก่าใต้ร่มเงา "สวนรมณีนาถ"" [Visiting an old prison under the shade "Rommaninat Park"]. Manager Daily (in Thai).
  2. ^ "สวนรมณีนาถ จ.กรุงเทพ" [Rommaninat Park, Bangkok]. Holidaythai (in Thai).

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