Benchakitti Forest Park is one of my new favorite places in Bangkok. The park is right in the middle of the city, but it is so nice and peaceful it feels like you’re on another planet.
The park has been long underway, but I think most people would agree that it has been worth the wait. The well-maintained paths are perfect for a quick workout or a leisurely stroll, and if you’re lucky, you might spot some of the park’s resident wildlife, including a variety of birds and squirrels.
The park has quickly become popular among hobby photographers and young people looking for the perfect selfie spot, and it can get rather crowded, especially in the golden hour, just before sunset, when the park is bathed in a golden shimmer that transforms the settings into a magical wonderland.
One of the things that I really like about Benchakitti Forest Park, is that it is super easy to get there. You just take the Skytrain to Asok BTS Station, and from there, you can either walk or take a short taxi ride to the park. If you walk from Asok Station, you will pass through Benchakitti Park on your way to Benchakitti Forest Park. Benchakitti Park is also nice, but if you have limited time available, I suggest that you proceed directly to Benchakitti Forest Park, which is by far the most spectacular of the two parks.