The other day, I learned of a road which directly connects Benjakitti Park and Lumphini Park and I actually went there and walked from Benjakitti Park to Lumphini Park. While I was walking on the path I had the feeling of going down a hidden route as it appears to be almost unknown to foreign people and rarely used though it’s just a stone’s throw of Sukhumvit road.
Benjakitti Park is a large and famous park and many people make good use of it. People enjoy running, bicycle riding, walking, taking photos and so on. At the center of the park, there is a large pond and you can go around it. It is about a 2km walk around the pond.
If you want to go running there, I recommend that you go there during the evening. As you know, there is strong sunshine in Bangkok during the day and it’s too hot to run. ＊You can use this park until 9 o’clock.
Lumphini Park is also a well known park in Bangkok that enjoys great popularity amongst Bangkokians. This park is located a little apart from Benjakitti Park. In this park, there are not only ponds but also lots of trees. In addition, you can see some wild animals like cats, birds, dogs, and up until recently large lizards. This park is used by a lot of people as well. They spend time enjoying the peace and tranquility that the park offers.
Off the beaten track
There is a straight road which connects between Benjakitti Park and Lumphini Park. It’s like a hidden path and absolutely off the beaten track.
Generally, to reach Lumphini Park from Asoke, you have to go along the sukhumvit line by taxi, BTS or MRT because it takes a long time to reach the park by foot. However, in actually fact there is a straight road which allows you to reach the park by walking. It’s a short cut to the park as indicated by the red line in the map.
All you have to do is just going straight along the river and it takes just twenty minutes from park to park by walking.
You can experience the local atmosphere which is totally different from sukhumvit road. You can also see religious architecture and diverse places of worship such as a mosque, church and temple on the way to the park.
Maybe, it’s the case that you rarely see the people on that road so you can go smoothly at your own pace. The starting point is the top left corner viewed from the MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center on the map above.
I highly recommend that road and hope you like it. Thank you for your reading.