I learned about Queen Sirikit Park long time ago when I attended an event there. Back then, it was a newly introduced park with no people at all. But I think it became known bit by bit by runners who went to Rodfai park next to it. During the COVID-19 outbreak, I had a chance to go back there again thanks to my boyfriend who couldn’t go to gym and looked for somewhere to jog. And it is close by our place, just 10 minutes away.
Actually, the Chatuchak area consists of three parks located next to one another. Apart from Chatuchak park which is the most famous one, there are Rodfai Park (or Train park) famous for bike rides and hungry squirrels and Queen Sirikit Park famous for its serene vibes. It’s a lovely park that’s never crowded and although I’m not a big fan of running, I enjoy going there from time to time for a walk or a quiet reading at its cafe or by the lake. Or may be just to listen to some podcasts. That’s enough for these self-isolation days.
At the end of the day, I have to admit that this COVID-19 pandemic has simplified by life in a way. And I really enjoy simple things in life. May be what we need is just this quiet time somewhere.
Queen Sirikit Park
Location: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, close to Chatuchak (JJ Market) just opposite to the pet zone and Mixt Chatuchak (Closest MRT: Kamphaeng Phet Station).
Opening Hours: 5 A.M. – 8 P.M. daily