Located in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok, on Kampaengphet 1 Road, the beautiful Chatuchak Park spreads over an area of 30.4 hectares. Set in the midst of lush surroundings, the park is a haven for nature lovers and health conscious people residing in the provinces of Northern Bangkok. It is also just a stone's throw from the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is the largest weekend market inThailand. Therefore, the park remains crammed during the weekends, when most people come to warm up, before hitting the unending mazes of stalls in the Chatuchak bazaar.
Chatuchak Park not only boasts of being the largest park in Northern
Bangkok, but is also one of the oldest parks in the city. Its
construction began in 1975, on the land donated by the State Railway of
Thailand. However, it was officially opened only on December 4, 1980.
From the time of its inauguration till date, the park has been
gratifying the needs of many. Surrounded by abundant greenery, the park
has a huge campus, a Health Centre and many jogging tracks. These areas
are absolute delight for people who come here either to catch lungfuls
of fresh air or to stretch their weary nerves.
Besides, there is an artificial lake located in the middle of the park,
with several Fish Watching Bridges topping it. There are rowing
facilities available in the lake and many people visiting the park love
to paddle their way around, appreciating the surrounding sense of calm.
Some also prefer to while away their time standing on these bridges,
watching and feeding the pretty fishes that bob and play underwater. At
hand, there is the Thai Literature Garden and Herb Garden, which also
attracts many. In addition, the feature that is most fascinating for
children is the train museum located inside the park.