Recommendation by Matt Mayer
Bangkok suffers from a lack of green spaces. As part of a Green Bangkok 2030 project the city is building new parks. I recently visited the "soft opened" Benchakitti Park Phase 3 and was impressed! It's a huge new extension to the existing park next to Queen Sirikit convention centre. You can enter on foot at the south end of Sukhumvit Soi 10 (the other pedestrian gates are not open yet) and once you are inside you feel a world away from Bangkok. There are dedicated cycle lanes and pedestrian paths and skywalks, crisscrossing a huge green area of trees, scrub and wetlands. At the moment there are few facilities besides some toilets, so bring drinks and snacks. Best to visit early morning or after 4pm when it's not too hot - though there was more shade than I expected i wouldn't go for a jog here in the midday Bangkok sun! This will definitely be a jewel in the crown on Bangkok once fully open, so come visit before the crowds arrive.
Open today: 05:00-20:00
184 พระรามที่ 4 Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand