Rama IX Royal Park
Rama IX Royal Park information
Opened in 1987 to commemorate King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday, this green area, about 15km southeast of central Bangkok, covers 81 hectares and includes a water park and botanic garden that is a significant horticultural research centre. There are resident lizards, tortoises and birds, and a flower and plant sale is held here in December. The park’s centrepiece is a museum dedicated to the life of the king. In 2009 the water park had yachting facilities added.