Saranrom Park (Thai: สวนสราญรมย์) is a public park in Bangkok. It is located opposite the Grand Palace, between Sanam Chai, Charoen Krung and Rachini roads in Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District. The park occupies the former grounds of Saranrom Palace, which was built in 1866 and served as the residences of several princes and royal guests. The palace gardens were converted to serve as a public park under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in 1960.
In the past Saranrom Park was the part of Saranrom Palace which was established in 1874 by King Chulalongkorn (RamaV) on the advice of Henry Alabaster who desired this park to be similar to other country. It was decorated by fountains, garden flowers, orchids, perennial plant especially “red roses” which were a favorite flowers of Rama V and there are bird cages and animal cages in the park at that moment. Later in 1904, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) used this park to train military skills to royal guard and was center place for tradition and culture. This place held “winter events” once during Rama VI reign and in 1932 King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) changed this place to be a location of “Khana Ratsadon” club. Later in 3 June 1960 this park was donated by government to Bangkok to be a public place for people in Bangkok.
During nighttime til dawn of new day the neighbouring around Saranrom Park such as Sanam Luang, Atsadang Road, Saphan Mon, are the sources of male prostitutes. They were often young boys, dressed in different outfits such as military or sportswear.
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- "โสเภณี-ผู้ชายป้ายเหลืองชีวิตที่จำต้องเลือก?" [Prostitute-male gigolo life needs to be chosen?]. Manager Daily (in Thai). 2004-09-23. Retrieved 2021-01-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)