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Thonburirom Park

Thonburirom Park (Thai : สวนธนบุรีรมย์), [1] widely known as Suan Thon (สวนธน), is the first public park in Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand. The park offers rare open public space, trees, and playgrounds. It has a total land area of 63 rai (ไร่) and is located along Puttabucha Road, Bang Mod, Thung Kru district. The park is situated near the district’s public library and behind King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). It is open daily 05:00–21:00.

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Thonburi area of Bangkok

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History

Once an orchard, Thonburirom Park was developed in 1968 in response to the policy set by Phraya Mahaisawan (Thai: พระยามไหสวรรย์), the governor of Bangkok. Originally, this piece of land was managed by the Crown Property Bureau (CPB), a quasi-government agency overseeing the properties of the King of Thailand.

Crown Property Bureau company

The Crown Property Bureau (CPB) is the quasi-government agency responsible for managing the property of the crown of the Kingdom of Thailand. The bureau is legally defined as a juristic person and not a government agency. It has no tax obligations. The king appoints six members of the bureau's governing board, with the seventh the sitting Minister of Finance of Thailand. It is claimed that crown property does not belong to the king in his private capacity, but to the monarchy as an institution which continues from reign to reign.

Identity [2]

Due to heavy pollution and lack of green space in Thon Buri district, Thonburirom Park is developed consisting of zones for perennial plants, herbs, flowers, wells and sports. Moreover, there are lots of garden trees planted around the park and rare plants such as Kong-Ka-Dueat (Arfeuillea arborescens Pierre; Thai: คงคาเดือด). Furthermore, there are basic traffic signs for intended to teach children to follow the rules. In the future, this park aims to be developed as a “Herb Garden in a Tropical City”. The bus which pass the park is No.75.

Thon Buri District Khet in Bangkok, Thailand

Thon Buri is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. On the west bank of Chao Phraya River, it was once part of Thon Buri Province. Neighboring districts are Bangkok Yai, Phra Nakhon, Khlong San, Bang Kho Laem, Rat Burana, Chom Thong, and Phasi Charoen.

Activities

In the park, some fitness facilities [3] are available for park-goers to use freely. In the morning, people gather to do aerobics, yoga and Tai Chi. Not only that, it has a lane for jogging. There is also a vast playground for children. The park offers Thai-themed pavilions for relaxation.

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References

  1. "สำนักงานสวนสาธารณะ สำนักสิ่งแวดล้อม- สำนักงานสวนสาธารณะ สำนักสิ่งแวดล้อม". www.bangkok.go.th. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
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  3. EDTguide.com. "สวนธนบุรีรมย์ ทุ่งครุ". edtguide (in Thai). Retrieved 2017-04-25.

Coordinates: 13°39′07″N100°29′28″E / 13.6519°N 100.4912°E / 13.6519; 100.4912

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