|My Daddy's recommendations are always the best|
Built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday, King Rama IX Park is the largest green space in Bangkok (approximately 200 acres), with lakes, ponds, bridges and many different gardens built in reference to many countries in the world like UK, China and Japan. Go during the cool winter where temperatures drop to around 20degC, you will see a lavish annual floral display that coincides with the King's Birthday on December 5th.
|Reminds me of our time at Jim Thompson Farm|
|And our time in the Netherlands and UK|
|The only thing it lacks is probably a huge plot of sunflowers|
|We also took family portraits there|
Suan Luang Rama IX Park is not very accessible via public transport. Even though it has 2 entrances situated very far apart, both will require a taxi ride of around 20-30 minutes from their nearest BTS stations.
The first entrance is near Srinakarin Road, behind Seacon Square and Paradise Park. There's a huge weekend market on Saturday and it's accessible to the park's playgrounds, so if you are looking for a family day out, that will be the entrance to go to. Go early in the morning to enjoy the weekend market and park before spending the rest of the day chilling the the excellent malls mentioned above.
If, like me, you prefer more peace and quiet, you can head to the other entrance along Suan Luang R.9 Road, opposite Big C Suan Luang, which will bring you closer to the lake, King's museum, pedalos and themed gardens. Finding a bite afterwards is not complicated at all, as there are a handful of restaurants around the Big C Supermarket right opposite.
|There are many interesting parts to explore|
|And fresh things to touch and feel|
|Just an excellent place to spend quality time with family and friends|
So if you are wondering where to bring your family to breathe some fresh air in this crowded metropolis, think no further. Discard all the lists you can find and come here, it's definitely worth the trip.