Picturesquely huddling the eastern side of Bangkok is the magnificent ground of the King Rama IX Royal Park. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of King Rama IX, it saw inauguration in the year 1987. Popularly known as Bangkok Suan Luang King Rama IX Park, this 200-acre park is probably one of the most exquisite parks all over Thailand. Poured with trees, flowers, shrubs, landscaped gardens and lakes, the place offers an ideal respite for many city torn people and tourists visiting Bangkok.
The entire park sets aside six main areas of interest for visitors -
Homage to His Majesty, The Botanical Garden, The Reservoir, Rommaniya
Garden, The Sanam Rasdara and The Water Garden. Each of these areas
holds its own charm in the form of botanical gardens, aquatic pleasures
and various other recreational options. The 'Homage to his Majesty' area
sprawls across 8.4 acres and houses the striking nine-sided
Commemoration Hall (Ratchamongkol Hall) that displays works inspired by
the King and countless other royal artifacts.
'The Botanical Garden', separated into many slices, stands on an area
of 60 acres. Its fairytale beauty, along with its breathtaking venues,
makes this spot the favorite corner of many visitors. Those who want to
witness the archetypal natural landscape of Thailand should trip to the
'Rommaniya Garden' that features mountains, waterfalls, streams and
forested areas of the country. The lush beauty and natural diversity of
the place is also magnified with the help of different plant species and
Another tourist hotspot is the artificial lake 'Prapang Kaew Keb Nam'
in 'The Reservoir' area of the park. This artificial lake offers scores
of water sports and serves as the ideal venue for various cultural
activities. Apart from that, the 'Sanam Rasdara', the large grassy area
of the park, presents various delights in the form of sporting events,
musical performances and outdoor concerts for the public. The 'Water
Garden' in the park is another quaint corner that houses various exotic
species of birds and aquatic plants.