Best park runs in Bangkok

There’s no better way to take in the sights of Bangkok than by running

There’s no better way to take in the sights of Bangkok than by running. Public transportation away from the metro systems is useless. Taxis and tuk tuks are a baffling rip-off. The city is far too big to walk around. Park runs in Bangkok are the most fulfilling transportation routes in the city.

One of the coolest places to see many perspectives come together is at the famous “Bukruk Wall Art” in the Silom district. Running by the colourful graffiti dedicated to Chinese heritage is one part of Bangkok that you’ll definitely want to see on foot.

Parks runs in Bangkok

Lumphini Park

With plenty of open public space, trees, and playgrounds Lumphini Park is the green zone in the City where office workers, tourists and Bangkok residents come to jog. Older folks practice their Tai Chi while others just relax in the fresh environment. Lumphini Park contains an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats. Paths around the park totalling approximately 3 kilometres in length are popular with morning and evening joggers.

Best parks runs in Bangkok
Explore this 2.7-km loop trail, generally considered an easy route. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. No dogs allowed.


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Opening Hours: 4.30am – 9pm daily
Transportation: MRT Subway Silom or Lumphini Stations will drop you right opposite the park.

Benjakitti & Benjasiri parks

Benjakitti Park is a garden on Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei district. Built on 5 hectares next to the Emporium shopping complex, it commemorates the birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit on 12 August 1992.

In 1991 a tobacco factory was moved out of town to leave land for a public park. In 1992 the year of the 60th anniversary of Queen Sirikit, the cabinet decided to dedicate the park as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.

The park area is dazzlingly beautiful with flowers that blossom all year round.

Best parks runs in Bangkok
Head out on this 1.9-km loop trail generally considered an easy route that takes around 20 minutes to complete. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit at any time.


Best parks runs in Bangkok
Generally considered a moderately challenging route, this 5.6-km loop trail takes about an hour to complete. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are not allowed.


Benjakitti Park is situated next to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. It is close to Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT Station, Sukhumvit MRT Station and Asok BTS Station.

Opening Hours: 5am – 8pm daily

Transportation: From BTS (exit 4), walk about 5 minutes towards Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. If you take the MRT, walk towards Asoke-Montri for about 5 minutes.

Wachirabenchathat Park

Bordering on Queen Sirikit and Chatuchak parks, the largest park in the complex, covers an area of 60 hectares. One of the most popular parks runs in Bangkok, Wachirabenchathat is commonly used for biking. It has a winding 3km track for walking and cycling around the park.

Best parks runs in Bangkok
This 4-kilometres loop is generally considered easy and takes around three-quarters of an hour to complete. This is a popular trail for road biking and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.

Opening Hours: 4am – 9pm PM daily

Transportation: From BTS or MRT (Chatuchak Park), head towards Chatuchak Park, keep walking through exit no.2 and cross Kampangphet 3 Road to reach the park.

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Jon Whitman

Jon Whitman is a seasoned journalist and author who has been living and working in Asia for more than two decades. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Jon has been at the forefront of some of the most important stories coming out of China in the past decade. After a long and successful career in East sia, Jon is now semi-retired and living in the Outer Hebrides. He continues to write and is an avid traveller and photographer, documenting his experiences across the world.

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