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Suan Rot Fai
Suan Rot Fai (The Train Park) is located slightly northeast of Chatuchak Park, along one of the city's largest connected green belts. The park sprawls over 150 acres in a space that was once a golf... Read More
Suan Rot Fai (The Train Park) is located slightly northeast of Chatuchak Park, along one of the city's largest connected green belts. The park sprawls over 150 acres in a space that was once a golf course for the State Railway Association which was subsequently turned into a park. On weekdays, you might feel like you have stumbled into Bangkok's quietest nature zone, while on weekends, the crowds do come, but everyone is enjoying the place and despite the groups, you will still be mighty moved by the greenery. Bicycling is the top activity in the park, and there are loop paths around the park of about three kilometers which are completely car-free. Picnicking is also a top draw, and you can rent bamboo mats, bicycles, and buy food at the park's northern end. Best of all might be the completely free Butterfly Garden, a living museum where a lush garden has been sealed off from the sky by mesh covering and is home to dozens of species of exotic tropical butterflies, some of them quite large like the giant Golden Birdwing. There are plenty of avid micro photographers spending hours in this living greenhouse, and the beautiful collection of butterfly species (which are also fairly well described on signboards in English and Thai) makes a stopover here a must on any park visit.
Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd
- Daily 5am-9pm
- Free Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: "The best way to get here is to take the BTS to Mo Chit or MRT to Chatuchak. From the station, get out on the Chatuchak Market side and cross through Chatuchak Park (the one with the lake in it visible from the BTS station) to its northwest exit. From the gate here, cross Kamphaeng Phet Road and immediately enter another park gate, which leads into the southern end of Rot Fai Park in a few minutes. It is another 15 minutes on foot to reach the northern end of the park where they rent bicycles and sell food, so you might want to take a taxi or motorcycle from the BTS to the northern gate and rent bikes from there."