Central Bangkok is about to get a new park, thanks to the Royal Crown Property Bureau.

On a prime piece of land right beside CentralWorld shopping mall, the 6.4-hectare Pathumwananurak Park will celebrate the life of former King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Currently under construction, the park’s crowning feature will be a lawn cut into the Thai symbol for nine, in honor of King Rama 9. It will also feature a lake and sidewalks. 

Though no official opening date has been announced, expect the park to be open to the public within the end of the year. 

Pathumwananurak Park is not the only example of a core central part of Bangkok being given over to green space.

Near BTS National Stadium, CU Centenary Park is a 4.8-hectare green space as part of Chulalongkorn’s reinvention plans for the Samyan neighborhood. For comparison, Lumpini Park is 57 hectares. 

Read also: The secret Bangkok parks and green spaces you never knew existed

Credit: crownproperty.or.th