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Bangkok set to welcome a colossal forest park in the city centre

by Ashima

Suan Pa Benjakitti will boast a total area of approximately 450 rai.

By Ashima Sethi

In comparison to the number of mega malls that make up the city skyline, there’s no doubt that Bangkok has always lacked green spaces. However, this will no longer be the case with the arrival of Suan Pa Benjakitti, also known as Benjakitti Forest Park in English.

An expansion project of the existing Benjakitti Park in Asok, the project will result in the construction of a public park that boasts an impressive total area of approximately 450 rai (72 hectares) as reported by ASEAN Skyline

In addition of more green space than you can dream of as a Bangkok urbanite, the park will also have a 1.5km elevated walking and bicycle trail that connects with Lumphini Park, one of the city’s most popular destinations for a stroll in nature.

The new project will serve as a second ‘green lung’ for the bustling city (the first being cycling haven Bang Krachao) and will have several canals, ponds, botanical gardens, and indoor and outdoor areas for sports and activities. Stages two and three of the project will cost approximately 652 million and all construction is expected to be completed by 2022. 

Photos from Thai PBS News and ASEAN Skyline


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