Play basketball for free in Bangkok

Bangkok, a bustling city with a rich cultural legacy, has a hidden gem for basketball enthusiasts: parks with free courts where people may play without paying a single baht!

Lumphini park

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Lumphini Park, located between Sukhumvit and Silom, has a thriving basketball culture. The park has a well-kept basketball court that draws casual players and seasoned fanatics. With easy access from both MRT (Lumphini Station) and BTS (Sala Daeng Station), the court acts as a primary centre for nighttime sports, attracting players from all over the city. The smooth, clean surface and clear markings provide for an excellent playing experience.

Benjasiri park

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Right next to the Emporium shopping centre, Benjasiri Park is smaller but no less equipped for basketball lovers. The park offers a high-quality court with excellent flooring that reduces the risk of injuries. Surrounded by lush greenery and sculptures, players often enjoy a dynamic game here, while bystanders are treated to a serene park atmosphere. The proximity to Sukhumvit Road ensures easy access via BTS (Phrom Phong Station), making it a popular spot for quick games and serious practice sessions.

Rot Fai park (Railway park)

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Rot Fai Park, also known as Railway Park, is located near Chatuchak, a popular weekend market. The park has many basketball courts catering to many players, especially on weekends. These courts are spread across the park, leaving plenty of room for everyone to play. The atmosphere is relaxing, with a tree-lined backdrop and a welcoming community spirit that makes visitors feel welcome. Its location close to Queen Sirikit Park expands the area available to sports fans.

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