Benchasiri Park (อุทยานเบญจสิริ) renders the atmosphere of serenity, which distinctly contrast with the outside world. This plot of land was once where The Department of Meteorology is located. Later on, it was turned into a public park by the Cabinet resolution in order to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit's 5 Rounds (60 years) birthday anniversary.

On the Chaloem Phrakiat Lawn in the park, there are a huge Sculpture of a Commemorative Coin Illustrating An Image of Queen Sirikit, a pond and jumping fountains and two exhibition pavilions of roayal activities. The Dancing Fountain show time are 19.00 hrs, 19.30 hrs, 20.00 hrs and 20.30 hrs. The fountain is a part of the sculpture called "Hansa" (ecstasy) by Mesium Yipinsoy.

There are two Thai styled pavilions in thr front part of the park. This pavilions exhibit H.M. the Queen's kind activities. According to the concept to be 'Park of Sculptures', so several pieces of sculptures created by well-known artists are presented throughout the area.

Inside the park is a forest garden, a pond, a relaxed pavilion, a health garden, children's playground, sporting ground and swimming pool. Every second Sunday of each month from 0630 to 0830 hrs, Buddhist can make merit and listen to sermon. For relaxation in the evening at weekend, people can enjoy listening to Thai and western music performances.

The Benchasiri Park was formally opened for the public on 5 December 1992. Moreover, as the area consists of 20% of water garden, this park can act supplementary role in collecting excess volume rainfalls before gradually drained to normal drainage system This can act as flood control for this area.

H.M. the Queen graciously conferred the name of this park. Assigned by the cabinet on 19 December 1989, the Treasury Department under Ministry of Finance undertook the park's construction in replacement of the office of the Meteorological Department, which was moved to the new place at Bang Na Road since original site had problems about pollution causing inaccuracy in weather forecast. The park is a tribute to H.M. the Queen on the 5th Cycle Birthday on 12 August 1992. It is greatly appreciated for many royal duties of H.M. the Queen that undertaken for long time concerning in improving environment and the conserving natural resources as well as for better quality of life of her Thai people. The construction started in 1990 with full support from various agencies. Despite the fact that value of the land in this business center location was over 4,000 million Baht. Because of the greatness of our Queen, this valuable park appears here to responds the community need for relaxation after daily work that hard to find such huge green space in this built-up area.

   
   

LocationBenchasiri Park
Sukhumvit Road between Soi Sukhumvit 22 and 24, Khlong Tan Sub-district, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok 10110.

Bus No. 2, 25, 38, 48, Air-con No. 1, 8, 13. It is located just beside an exclusive shopping centre, Emporium. The quickest way to get to the park is by BTS stopping at Phrom Phong station and walk to the park which is just next to the Emporium shopping complex.

Operating hours: Daily 5.00 am - 9.00 pm.

Admission: Free.

Information correct as of February 2011.