When I first arrived in Bangkok to train Muay Thai, I wasn’t physically prepared to train twice daily. I had prepped myself for Chiang Mai, not Bangkok, which meant, I needed a few weeks to build stamina. Luckily I found Romaneenart Park, a lush chunk of green space on Siriphat Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok approximately two kilometers south of Khao San Road and near Little India and Chinatown.
- Basketball half court
- Skate park
- Weight area with a nominal admission fee
- Fitness installations/circuit
- Cardio machines
- Jungle gym
- Bocce ball area
- Tai chi, yoga, cheerleading, swords, dancing being practiced independently by locals
Between 6 am – 9 am the park is filled with locals. I used to see an elderly couple that would regularly bring a radio and dance together.
The place becomes relatively quiet until approximately 3 pm when the students arrive. This is generally when the soccer/football area is full and there are people in the skate park.
There is a straight area along the running path to sprint. I suggest arriving during off peak hours if that’s your intention.
Dogs are not allowed in the park.
Ladies – it’s relatively creep free and patrolled by police.
What surprised me was the sense of community I felt there. It’s worth a visit.
Romaneenart Park Address
649- 665 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand