Most fabulous shopping malls and large buildings are in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). But wouldn't it be better to have a green space to relax on a pleasant day, get the blessings of the wind and sun, or enjoy the river view at night?
We want to take you to a place that gets natural energy in the heart of the city. It is what most locals call the Chao Phraya Sky Park, the floating garden of Chao Phraya, and we encourage you to take a walk to see Bangkok's old city view at sunset together.
You must consider this place when discussing new unboxing attractions introduced in the city. Chao Phraya Sky Garden brings a unique view of the capital in the middle of a bridge on the Chao Phraya River. Let's go and see that. Here is something for you to check-in.
Tropical trees decorate the walkways all around the park. People living in this area and visitors can now enjoy the beautiful picturesque river views and surroundings. It is also a beautiful space for an afternoon or evening stroll.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has opened a new landmark in 2020. The Chao Phraya Sky Park, which settles the Chao Phraya River, associates Bangkok with its sister city, Thonburi. The city's inaugural sky park is a pedestrian walkway that spans approximately 280 meters in length and is 8.5 meters wide. It is constructed on the former superstructure of the Lavalin rail project, located in the middle of the King Rama VII Bridge.
It is constructed for people of all ages, genders, and physical conditions, involving wheelchair users who can enjoy the views of the park comfortably and safely. The park provides a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place for relief, exercise, architectural learning, and activities to align with people's way of life in modern times. Plants are specially selected and cultivated in opposition to Bangkok's weather conditions to add greenery to the park and the city.
The sky park encompasses an 8.5x280 meter walkway, bicycle track, seats, and a spectacular spot in the Chao Phraya River. The 2-3 meter railing was established to prevent anyone from falling off. Other facilities and an elevator are available for old citizens and wheelchair users. Next to the elevator, wide staircases guide visitors past signs with dos and don'ts up to the main height.
On the Bangkok side of the bridge, you can effortlessly walk to Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, the Old Siam, and Pahurat. The bridge is next to a lovely riverside pathway on the Thonburi side. The sky park is supported by the presence of the Santa Cruz Church, the historic Kian Un Keng Chinese shrine, and reaches its conclusion at the newly refurbished Wat Kalayanamit.
You can walk or even take a bicycle to ride while beholding the beautiful background of the Chao Phraya River along both sides of the road that you jog through, and the trees have been planted to give shade and beauty. This park has a long path from the city side of the Thonburi side, enabling you to take a leisurely walk in the evening or exercise without rushing and taking in the views on both sides of the road.
Furthermore, it connects to numerous other locations and tourist attractions, including:
It also links with some shopping areas such as:
During every Saturday in August and September, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) arranges "Music in the Chao Phraya River Sky Park" events open to the public. These gatherings celebrate the breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River.
From here, the Bangkok Viewpoint can be viewed as far and wide as the eye can see, including Phra Prang, Wat Arun, Phra Borommathat Maha Chedi at Wat Prayun Santa Cruz Temple, Kudeejeen Community, Buddha Bridge, Yodpiman Post Office, and ICONSIAM.
Since its completion and opening in June 2020, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, Thailand's first sky park and a landmark within Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), has emerged as a symbol of modernity and sophistication.
There are walkways and bicycle paths with a length of about 280 meters and a width of 8.50 meters, with 2-3 meters high railings, and an elevator for people with disabilities and seniors who use the service.
By selecting plants adequate for the weather in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), there are also green areas along the walkway. The water olive tree is the main perennial plant, and many other plant species, such as variegated leaves, oleander, purpura, stingrays, and crocuses, adding green spaces and trees to the city, as well as plants in the sky garden are also valuable for insects and the overall ecosystem.
When it comes to the floating park on the Chao Phraya River, you will have to notice the beauty of the surrounding panorama of the city's main river. The viewpoint is divided into three areas: Lan Arun Rung, Jai Chao Phraya, and Lan Tawan Ron. To facilitate it as a tourist attraction, it is a new landmark of Bangkok, has meaning for the old city on both sides of the Chao Phraya River, and has captivated Thai and foreign tourists.
When the Chao Phraya Sky Garden connects the traffic between the Thonburi and Phra Nakhon side, it adjoins the area and promotes the landscape of the Kudi Chin-Khlong San area. It then connects Bangkok Forest Park Phra Pok Klao Bridge to the King Prajadhipok Park, Phra Nakhon District. And proceeds to the canal area around Rattanakosin and other districts.
It enables you to walk to nearby places, such as the General Post Office, Memorial Bridge, Wat Prayun Wongsawat, Santa Cruz Church, and the Kudi Chin community.
Towards the north, the cleared view of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun area makes an excellent background for souvenir shots. The downriver statement towards Sathorn indicates the city's modern architecture enclosing Mahanakhorn and gives an idea of the size of the exciting city.
You can see the wire mesh fences placed to stave off eager photographers from falling onto the three-lane highway on either side of the park. This is one of many safety protections. All the walkways are marked with yellow reflecting tape to trace a step or a gap.
The reminder of the safety hazards is appreciated, but to the design at Iconsiam, it is up to the visitors to attend to them and not fall off the step or the edge into the flower beds. With more or bigger plants, it is maybe less popular and less dangerous to roam the park, but walking along with the focus on the phone or camera might pose a challenge not to miss a step.
Public transport travel to Chao Phraya Sky Garden is incredibly effective, easy, and fast. But if you need to travel by yourself, you can drive and park the car at Wat Phichaya Yatakaram Worawihan or Wat Phichaiyat, which is convenient to park. There is a safety protection system. You can also park at Wat Prayurawongsawas Worawihan or the parking lot at Tha Din Daeng Pier and Yok Yo Shop at Tha Din Daeng.
Residents and tourists seeking a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River can visit the Chao Phraya Sky Park by taking a bus under the King Rama I Bridge.
The park is constructed not only to increase metropolitan well-being but also to mitigate the impacts of climate change. With a rooftop garden, this park can decrease air pollution and toxic emissions and limit flooding.
Chao Phraya Sky Park is a new landmark, a place to sit and chill while seeing the gorgeous view of Chao Phraya in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), which is regarded as stunning and very beautiful. If you sit in the evening, the wind blows fresh, and you may look at the scenic view of the river to enjoy it.
5:00 - 20:00 | Monday – Sunday
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