Chatuchak Park

Chatuchak Park (Thai: สวนจตุจักร) is a public park in the southwest part of Chatuchak District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is also the name of the Chatuchak Park MRT Station that lies under the park. Its name is the origin name of Chatuchak district.

Chatuchak Park
Water feature

Chatuchak Park is one of the oldest public parks in Bangkok. It was built on the land formerly owned by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), in dedication to H.M.King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), on the occasion of his 4th cycle (48 years) birthday anniversary on December 5, 1975. H.M.King thus granted the name "Chatuchak" (meaning 4 cycles) to the park. Inside the park, there are many varieties of trees and plants in the garden with different themes, flowers courtyard, multipurpose ground, a clock tower, Princess Sirindhorn's birthday anniversary garden, sculptures from ASEAN countries, and an artificial lake runs along this thin and long park with numerous bridges crossing the lake, as well as inactive train museum. The park is suitable for recreational cum exercise activities. Certified guide dogs are allowed in this park.

It has an area of 0.304 square kilometres. It was later augmented with Queen Sirikit Park and Wachirabenchathat Park, though they are separated from Chatuchak Park by Kamphang Phet 3 Road.

Chatuchak park includes Wachirabenchathat park in the summer (March to April) every year is a time when pink pouis are blooming, especially along the Phaholyothin Road adjacent to the Chatuchak Park MRT Station, causing a picturesque scenery.[1][2]

Nearby attractionsEdit

 
One of the many narrow soi's in Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Coordinates: 13°48′29″N 100°33′20″E / 13.80806°N 100.55556°E / 13.80806; 100.55556

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ชมพูพันธุ์ทิพย์ สวนจตุจักร 2561 แย้มโลกสีชมพูสวย ใจกลางกรุง". Kapook (in Thai). 2018-01-24.
  2. ^ "สวยงาม! 'ดอกชมพูพันธุ์ทิพย์' บานสะพรั่งใจกลางเมืองกรุง". Mthai (in Thai). 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Children's Site : Children's Discovery Museum".