Shaded amidst high-ceilinged edifices on Sukhumvit Road, Benchasiri Park is a small, but well-maintained recreational area of Bangkok. The park poses a rather distinctive charm, mainly due to its unique positioning in the midst of urban clamor. It is next to the famous Emporium Shopping Center that stands in the heart of the business district of the city. Sprawled across a 29-rai plot, this picturesque public park was set up to pay tribute to 'Her Majesty the Queen' on her 60th birthday, on August 12, 1992.
The green landscape of the park is eye-catching, with vistas of soft
grasses spreading in all the directions, shaded under the warmth of the
sapphire sky above. The whole park is enveloped with a large variety of
trees that shelter it from the scorching summer sun, thus providing a
cool and utterly peaceful environment. With ceaselessly quivering
leaves, these lofty trees act as perfect carriers of windy messages to
people visiting the park and thus offer excellent opportunities for
unwinding and relaxing.
Besides natural beauty, the park also presents some very beautiful
sculptures and other works of art. There is a 3-metre-tall sculpture of
H.M. the Queen in a standing position, made in low relief. Apart from
that, there are two Thai style pavilions displaying H.M. the Queen's
kind of activities. Contemporary sculptures, musical fountain, forest
garden, a huge pond, a health garden, children's playground, a skating
rink, basketball & tra-kraw courts and swimming pools are some other
highlights of this park.