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Layout of Bangkok’s Next Big Park Revealed

Royal Turf Club Bangkok Park King Bhumibol Rendering
Royal Turf Club Bangkok Park King Bhumibol Rendering

The Royal Household Bureau released artist renderings of a new public park to be built at the former of the Royal Turf Club in Bangkok.

This park will commemorate HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is expected to open to the public in 2024.

The renderings posted to the bureau’s website showed the construction and decoration plan for the site under the “Modern Park” concept that represents the modernity of Bangkok while focusing on the park’s functions.

Covering 44.6 hectares, the park is being constructed on a piece of land once housed by the former Royal Turf Club in Bangkok. This project is initiated by HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn to open the land as a public space for all people.

Landscaping will include a lake constructed in the shape of the number 9 in Thai numerals, surrounded by shrubs, water treatment and air treatment plant species, and large trees. This park will also serve a function as a water retention area to help mitigate floods in Bangkok.

The key landmark of this park will be the statue of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which will be situated at the center of the park.

On Father’s Day this year on Dec. 5, Their Majesties the King and Queen will be visiting the park to lay the foundation stone for the construction of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s statue.