Kanchanaphisek Park (Utthayan Chalerm Phrakiat)
Located in Soi Chalerm Phrakiat 13, next to Wat Chalerm Phrakiat Worawihan, it covers an area of about a hundred rai, constructed under the control of Treasury Department with a budget of 9 trillon THB.
This 40 acres public park commemorates King Bhumibhol or King Rama IX’s golden jubilee. Not only Kanchanaphisek Park offers tranquility for those who look for a pleasantly shady place to rest and relax, but it is also home to various plants and aquatic animals. Opened daily free of charge from 5.30 am. to 6.30 pm. The most remarkable building in the park is ‘Wimansarannawamin’ constructed in Thai style in the middle of the pond. At the end of this pond locates the governor’s original official residence behind of which there is a reserved orchard full of durians, mangoes, mangosteens, jackfruits and etc. How to get there; By car – Go along Bang Kruai-Sai Noi road and turn left to Nonthaburi Pier where the signs of direction can be seen along the road. If coming from Bangkok, cross Phra Nang Klao Bridge to Bang Plu intersection. Then turn left, pass Wat Suan Kaew, and follow the signs of direction. By boat – Take the long-tailed boat heading to Khlong Bang Yai, leaving Nonthaburi Pier every 20 minutes. It will take only 5 minutes to arrive the park.