The Saranrom Park offers shade and relaxation in the midst of greenery and fountains. Tired travelers visiting the nearby Grand Palace and Wat Pho come here to rest their feet. Wat Ratchapradit and Wat Ratchabopit are also in the vicinity.
Originally a part of the Saranrom Palace, it was built in 1866 by King Rama IV for use after his abdication, but he died before it was completed. His successor King Rama V gave the palace to his younger brothers, and turned the park into a zoo. When he built the Dusit Palace in the early 20th century, he moved all the animals to the Dusit Zoo. The park then became a property of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and turned into a public park in 1960.
The basic layout still resembles the original design of 1866. It is a lush garden created around a lake, home to glasshouses, ancient trees, ponds with fish, and wooden pagodas. At the south end of the park is a marble monument dedicated to HM Queen Sunantha Kumareerat and HRH Prince Kannaporn Phetcharat, who died in a boating accident during the reign of King Rama V. It is a regular haunt for locals looking for jogging and aerobics. There are weight lifting equipment and table tennis facilities as well.
Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)
Saranrom Park and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(0.4 km)
A must-see attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace complex has the royal residence and the venerated Temple of the Emerald Buddha, apart from throne halls and government offices.
Wat Pho(0.2 km)
Wat Pho, popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn in Thai), is the largest temple of Bangkok, and probably the oldest too, predating the founding of the capital by almost 200 years.
Wat Arun(1.1 km)
Wat Arun, often called the Temple of Dawn, is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, you can find more information in that district article.
Wat Intharawihan(2.2 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(1.3 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.
Wat Ratchabophit(0.2 km)
Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was created to keep up with the tradition that each newly-appointed monarch erected a temple to mark his reign.
Memorial Bridge(1 km)
Wat Suwannaram(2.6 km)
This is a big royal temple on the banks of the Bangkok Noi Canal.
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