Archive for Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thailand – King Rama 9 Park & Golden Mountain

Posted in Blogroll, Parks, Places, thailand, Tourism on Thursday, April 17, 2008 by Colin Quek

King Rama 9 or King Rama IX Park. Simply beautiful! Although it was a hot sunny day, and I had a deep tan at the end of the walk. Quoted below:

Located in the vicinity of Bangkok, this 200-acre park on Si Nakharin Road commemorates His Majesty King Rama IX’s 60th birthday in 1987.

In the large compound visitors can park and take a long walk in the area which comprises botanical gardens, and a building displaying the works and life of King Rama IX.

A lake with clean water is in the middle of the area, also the landscape is beautifully decorated with many kinds of flowers. Refreshment booths are provided at many spots, and a restaurant by the lake offers good foods and nice breeze when sitting outdoor
Most photo’s with my good friend Yaya.


A few shots I took in the park.

the park is full of beautiful flora

took this as the rafters got very close to me

at the start of the walk, if you were to take the left route
be totally spellbound by this magnificent struture

if you look carefully, there is another dragon-fly behind the current one
the abundance of flora also attracts large amounts of the insects that feed on them

up next… the Golden Mount…I took a 20 minutes boat ride to visit one of the most famous Buddhist structure in South East Asia. King Rama III. However construction had to be abandoned due to the soft ground around the structure.

a sign board pointing the directions for tourists and locals alike

bells such as this dotted the temple grounds

side of the temple wall, look at the deep blue sky!

King Rama IV continued the construction, with him laying the foundation stone of the renovation. It was during that time that he named it the Golden Mount. King Rama V continued construction and completed it.