Rot Fai Park (Vachirabenjatas Park)
Location: Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak
Vachirabenjatas Park, more commonly known as Rot Fai Park (Train Park) is one of the larger parks of Bangkok located in the Chatuchak district. Due to its extensive area, this park is known for being a fantastic location to cycle in with bicycle rental places conveniently located near the car park for cheap local prices. The vast expanses of green plains flanked by 100-year-old tree groves create a fantastical backdrop for cyclers and joggers, while those looking for something more active can enjoy a great variety of activities available at the park such as kayaking, a small golf course, and swimming pool among many other traditional park facilities. Rot Fai Park is nicknamed as such due to it hosting a number of vintage coal-powered trains from the industrial era which has been turned into chic bookstores/libraries. In addition to the trains (which deserve a visit on their own), the park includes other attractions, one being the Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. Visitors can pay a small donation fee in order to enter the butterfly dome house, which contains exhibits of butterflies, live species in the artificial habitat, and a diversity of unique, rare plant life that can only be found in the Butterfly Garden. Rot Fai Park is a must-visit for those on a family day out and remains one of the most beautiful sights of nature in the whole of Bangkok.
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