Saranrom Park, Bangkok

The Saranrom Park offers shade and relaxation in the midst of greenery and fountains.

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.























About Saranrom Park

 Saranrom Rd

Saranrom Park and Nearby Sights on Map

Wat Ratchapradit

The Wat Ratchapradit offers a quiet corner to get away from the busy streets of the city

Wat Pho

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

Queen Savang Vadhana Museum

The Sra Pathum Palace is an oasis of silence right behind Siam Paragon

Wat Ratchabophit

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

Pig Memorial

Designed by Prince Naris, this golden pig statue was created in 1913 at the 50th birthday anniversary of Queen Phatcharinthra, one of King Rama V's wives, who was born in the Chinese year of the pig

Mahakan Fort

Mahakan Fort is one of only two remaining forts of Rattanakosin's outer city walls, the other being Phra Sumen Fort near Khao San Road

Charoen Krung Road

Charoen Krung Road runs alongside the Chao Phraya river, with several major attractions on it including Chinatown, Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Assumption Cathedral, Bangkok Folk Museum, and Wat Yan Nawa

Museum of Siam

The recently renovated European-style mansion of the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand has been turned in good use

Grand Palace

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 Phra Kaew

One of the most sacred Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew houses the famous Emerald Buddha