My friend and I did not plan to go to Suan Rot Fai at the beginning. We first met at Chatuchak Weekend Market. Then, after shopping for a while, we decided to leave the market and went to Suan Mokkh Bangkok and Suan Rot Fai.
Suan Mokkh Bangkok is a place to learn dhamma. There are many dhamma activities organized. The upcoming meditation and other dhamma events can be found here. It was our first time there. We walked around and felt good that we had a place like this in Bangkok, the hustle and bustle city. Then, we walked to Suan Rot Fai.
Vachirabenjatas Park, also known as Suan Rot Fai or Railway Park, is a public park for recreation covering over 375 acres. For me, this park is a place to relax with family and friends. It has become a popular destination for photo-taking. My friends and I love riding bicycles here. The bicycles can be borrowed near the north entrance gate. It costs only 20 baht per day. My friend chose the yellow one (Angry Bird), while I chose the pink one (Kitty). The mountain bicycles are also available.
Some people choose to ride bicycles, while some people choose to jog. I personally think this park is not a good option for joggers. Even if there are the signs telling us that which areas is for riding bicycles and which areas is for joggings, the bike riders are everywhere !!!
So, if you want to jog, I would recommend you to go to either Benjasiri park or Benjakitti park.
Besides, the park has a lake where you can ride a boat.
If you ride a bike along the 3 km track, you will pass the butterfly garden. I’ve entered there once some years ago, but I could not remember anything! So, I won’t recommend you as a must see place. But, if you pass by the garden, you might consider visiting it.
Update: December, 2013
Location: Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, north of the Chatuchak weekend market. The easiest way to go there is by either getting off the skytrain (BTS) at Mo Chit station or getting off the subway (MRT) at Chatuchak Park station. Then, take taxi or walk through Chatuchak Park.
Admission fee: Free
Opening Hours: Everyday from 04:00 to 21:00
Have you ever been to Suan Rot Fai? Or have you ever been to any public park in Bangkok? Share your experience with me in the comments!