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Your Ultimate Guide to Benjakitti Park

Your Ultimate Guide to Benjakitti Park

Benjakitti Park is a sort of mini-oasis right in the middle of Bangkok. Just like its neighbour, Lumpini Park (guide to lumphini park), it has greenery, wildlife, a dog park, and scheduled events that you can participate in to better immerse yourself in the culture of the country.

There are a ton of things for you to experience at this park and if you haven’t heard of it before, then we’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide. Read on to find out more!

Best Time to Go

A lot of locals and tourists visit the park all throughout the day and you can do the same if you so choose. There are a ton of things for you to do and sights to see here regardless if you choose to visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

However, we highly recommend that you visit this park in the late afternoon or around 4:00 PM. This is when the park really comes alive with most people taking evening strolls on the boardwalks of the park.

Plus, you get to wait for the sunset if you visit the park during this period– a wise move if you ask us as Benchkatiti Park offers one of the best viewpoints in Bangkok for that beautiful Thailand sunset!

Things to Know

Currency: Thai Baht
(Check the current exchange rate)

Language: Thai

Calling Code: +66

Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Cost: Admission is free of charge

How to Get There

BTS or MRT : The easiest way to get to Benjakitti Park is via the Asok BTS Station. You can also go to the venue via MRT through the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Station or the Sukhumvit Station and get off near the park.

Depending on where you’re coming from in Bangkok, you’ll probably have to spend around 15 to 70 THB per trip on the BTS or the MRT.

Tuk-tuks: You can also get to the site via tuk-tuks and this option is quite convenient as they can drop you off point-to-point. Tuk-tuks are great if you want some cultural immersion but their routes and rates can be quite unreliable.

A short tuk-tuk ride will cost you around 50 THB. Just make sure that you come up with an agreed rate with your tuk-tuk driver before to avoid getting overcharged for the fare.

Taxis: The easiest way to get to Benjakitti Park and get around Bangkok is via taxi. However, keep in mind that It’s going to be more expensive than the other options as they can set you back 100 THB for every 10 kilometres depending on traffic.

Ride Sharing: Getting a ride via ride-hailing apps can be the most convenient option for you if you want to get to the park fast. It’s going to be the most expensive as well as rates can double compared to a taxi especially during peak or rush hour.

By Foot: You can also just walk your way to Benjakitti Park as it is quite accessible from the major spots around Bangkok. If you’re coming from Lumpini Park, we recommend that you use the “high line” to avoid the heavy traffic and roads of the city.

What to Do at Benchkatiti Park

One of the most unique features of Benchkatiti Park is its elevated boardwalks and if you want a fresh perspective of the sights of Bangkok, this is the place to do it! This is considered the most scenic part of the park where you can get great views of the area.

The boardwalk also allows you to traverse the forest trail of the park while enjoying the panoramic views of the city’s skyline. If you look below, you’ll be treated to some of the most relaxing greenery this side of Bangkok!

It’ll take you around 15 minutes to completely walk across the boardwalk from start to finish. Don’t forget to take out your camera to take photos of the surroundings and the delightful birds constantly swooping down the park’s trees.

Lumpini Park isn’t the only park in Bangkok with some wildlife in it. Benjakitti Park is Bangkok’s first forest park so you should expect to see a variety of unique fauna when you’re on location.

The park is a birdwatcher’s haven featuring some of the most majestic birds you’ll ever see in Southeast Asia. These include sunbirds, doves, tailorbirds, and starlings. The park also features a lake where you can spot some cute turtles.

You’ll also see some warning signs scattered across the park informing you that there are monitor lizards about. You might not spot some but if you’re fortunate enough to see one, then take a photo of them as your souvenir of Benjakitti Park.

While there are portions of the park right beside the water for you to explore, these mangroves are best viewed from the elevated boardwalks of Benjakitti Park. These are so relaxing to look at, especially during cloudy afternoons with birds overhead.

There’s also a manmade lake here located at the eastern portion of the site. If you want to do some running, you can do that around the path surrounding the lake– ideal if you want to work on your fitness while touring Bangkok.

Benjakitti Park usually has some group events for you to participate in and enjoy. You can check out their social media page or their website but most of these events feature walking events, art galleries, and music festivals.

There are also fitness festivals being held here and if you can get in touch with the event’s organisers, we’re sure you can participate in some of them to improve your health. 

The music festivals held at the park are something to look forward to as well. You can watch talented local groups perform free of charge and just groove the night away as you listen to some relaxing or upbeat live music.

While the main park doesn’t really let your dog wander free, there’s a newly opened dog park within Benjakitti Park where you can bring your fur babies for some paw-tastic time! 

You have to register your dog prior to heading here and you also have to bring your own dog litter plastic bags in case your pet does the deed while inside the park.

Where to Eat and Drink Near Benchkatiti Park

Address: 39th Floor, 413 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand    

Phone: +66 2 686 7000 

Pricing: $$

Bangkok Heightz is the perfect restaurant to see Bangkok from the top. It’s located in one of the city’s tallest buildings, the Continent Compass Building, which means you can see the entire city in all its majesty and beauty!

We liked that this restaurant serves non-alcoholic drinks and vegan menu options. However, we highly recommend that you try out the spring rolls here as they are crunchy and flavoured just right– a perfect snack item while hanging out with friends!

Address: MGallery Hotel Collection, 11th floor, Vie Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd, Bangkok `, Bangkok 10400, Thailand   

Phone: +66 2 309 3939 

Pricing: $$$

Signature Bangkok is an upscale restaurant that we recommend you try out if you have the funds to spare and if you’re into those courses and set meals.  The restaurant has a semi-casual vibe but the elegant and sumptuous meal here is anything but!

We strongly suggest that you try their 8-course French dinner that offers a natural and organic twist to their menu. There are salads and meat dishes plated to perfection before being served to you with staff providing additional information about each dish.

A truly remarkable (and informative) dining experience right in the heart of Bangkok!

Address: 2299 Phatthanakan Rd, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 64 556 4447

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday and Saturday, 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Book now

If you’re a cocktail enthusiast, this is your chance to check out the unique drinks offered by this bar as it’s now just a few minutes away from Huamark Station. You can check out the different drinks this bar offers once you get here.

We recommend trying their gimlet made from palo santo, bergamot, and wild honey and their signature Brown Butter made from Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, Macadamia, and banana. Their cocktails are also quite customisable depending on your preference.

Address: Corporate Park Project 1 Soi Srinagarindra 57, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 63 270 8998

Operating Hours:

  • 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Sunday

Book now

If you’re into supporting local businesses then you’d be pleased to know that MiVana Coffee Flagship Store started as a project to raise consciousness in terms of forest conservation and the local economy. 

It’s near Luang Rama IX Station and you can sample some of their offerings if you take the Yellow MRT line. Aside from their specialty coffee blends, you can also relax and take in the surrounding view of the coffee shop that looks like a mini forest.

Above Eleven

Address: Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand  

Contact details: +66835421111

Operating hours: 

  •   Monday to Sunday, 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM


Who says sky bars (is sky bar in Bangkok really worth it?) are just for drinking your favourite beverages? Here at Above Eleven you can do all that and enjoy sumptuous cuisine thanks to its offering of fusion dishes.

Their fusion dishes are quite unique and it’s something that we recommend you try out when in Bangkok. They have an unusual combination of Peruvian-Japanese dishes that are quite delicious, flavourful, and most importantly, uniquely satisfying.

The bar also offers some amazing cocktails that you should check out. Take a sip of their signature beverages as you watch the sun go down to fully enjoy your vacation here in Thailand.

What to Expect from Thailand Weather

Cool Season: Thailand’s cool season covers the months of November to February. During this time, the weather is just perfect for tourists as it is cool and comfortable enough for you and your family to tour the area.

However, the months of December and January of the cool season can bring in large throngs of crowds due to the New Year’s celebration. Expect heavy traffic and prepare to do some itinerary planning to make the most of your time during these months.

Hot Season: The hot season in Thailand runs from March to May. The air can be especially dry during these months and this is also the hottest season here – Chiang Mai can experience temperatures of up to 37C!

If you visit during April, you’ll notice a very festive vibe across Thailand as locals will be celebrating their Thai New Year or Songkran. To cool down, you can engage with the locals in some good old-fashioned Songkran water splashing!

Rainy Season: The months of June to October are mostly rainy here in Thailand. August and September are the worst in terms of rain as heavy downpours can happen all throughout the day during this period.

You can still enjoy your time here despite the rain as the temperature is definitely much more comfortable compared to the summer season. Also, expect the greenery to be much more lush – perfect if you want that vibrant green background in your selfie!

Apps to Download for Your Trip to Benchkatiti Park

Grab: Ride-hailing, food, grocery, and delivery services

iOS | Android

Line: Call and messaging, file sharing

iOS | Android

Klook: Book tours, attractions, tickets, restaurants, hotels, and other activities

iOS | Android

Agoda:  Book hotels, flights, and other activities

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Google Translate: Translate various languages

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