Largely Accessible Now, Expanded Banjakitti Park Set for Feb. Completion

Bangkok’s largest forest park in Klong Toei District is scheduled to be opened early next year.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha posted on his Facebook page Sunday that the long-awaited extension of Benjakitti Forest Park, now under construction, will be ready for park-goers in February next year.

In fact, much of the new extension is accessible now.

In accordance with the wishes of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej HM Queen Mother Sirikit, the Cabinet on March 8, 2016 approved a development project to enlarge Benjakitti Park, aiming to promote it as lungs of the city, an education center, a tourist site, and a relaxing place for everyone, making it the biggest public park in the capital. 

Once the expansion is completed, the park will have a total area of more than 300 rai which will be surrounded by 10,000 trees, seasonal flowers and wetlands.

Located in Khlong Toei district, this park will be a symbol of strength and the connection between the Royal Family and Thai citizens.

Though scheduled to open for the general public in February 2022, the official inauguration will be held on Aug. 12, which is the Royal Birthday Anniversary of Queen Sirikit.

The development of Benjakitti Forest Park is part of the government’s 30-year plan to create large city public parks. There are a bunch of facilities in the park including a skywalk, a canal, a pond, and indoor and outdoor areas. It is great for sports and other recreational activities.