Victory Monument is one of the busy areas in Bangkok. It is a transportation hub and a great shopping place; it seems like this area never sleeps. However, in the middle of big city there is a peaceful place.
Suan Santi Phap or Santi Phap Park is a public park that is located in this area. This park covers about 20 rai. The name of the park means “peace”. This park was open to public on August, 16 1998. The opening date is the same as date of the end of World War II (August, 16 1945). If you observe, you will see the dove with olive branch in its beak in the pond. This symbolism represents world peace.
The atmosphere in the park was much different than the outside. My friend and I happened to be there in the early afternoon. The park was not much crowded. Well… I was sure that this park would be full with people in the late afternoon and in the evening. If you go shopping around here and feel tired, you can visit the park to hide yourself away from the bustle and hustle world.
Update: February, 2014
Location: Rajavithee Road, Ratchathewi District, Near Victory Monument. The easiest way to go there is to get off the skytrain (BTS) at Victory Monument station. Then, walk counterclockwise through Victory Monument Skywalk around the circle until you see Rajavithee Road. Keep walking on the road for 10 minutes.
Opening Hours: Everyday from 05.00 – 21.00
Have you ever been to Suan Santi Phap? Or have you ever been to any parks in Bangkok? Share your experience with me in the comments!