Parks & beaches

Th. Phra Ram IV
Set in the heart of the city, Bangkok's "green lung" attracts joggers, tai chi enthusiasts and visitors simply yearning for a bit of greenery. Its shaded lawns and small lakes offer a welcome respite from the frenetic pace of the city.

Rose Garden
30km west of Bangkok
Located southwest of Bangkok, the sprawling Rose Garden is part of a hotel resort that hosts the Thai Village Culture Show.

Ancient City
Old Sukhumvit Highway, 30km southeast of Bangkok
This huge park spreads over close to 80ha southeast of Bangkok. Devoted to Thailand's architectural heritage, it harbours some 100 life-size replicas of the nation's best-known palaces, temples and monuments.