Chao Phraya Sky Park
Chao Phraya Sky Park

Chao Phraya Sky Park, Thailand's first elevated garden, opens today

By Phavitch Theeraphong
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Bangkok is now home to the country’s first ever “garden bridge.”

Set over the Chao Phraya River, the 280-meter Bangkok Sky Park connects the Bangkok and Thon Buri sides of the city’s main waterway, and is built on the concrete skeleton of the unfinished Lavalin Skytrain, a mass rapid transit project that was abandoned under former prime minister Prem Tinsulanonda. The elevated park is due to open today today (24 June) and welcomes visitors from 16:00.

Designed by N71 Architect, the architectural firm behind the Chulalongkorn University Centennary Park, the green pedestrian bridge  is situated between the traffic lanes on the Phra Pok Klao Bridge. It features a lush and scenic walking route that overlooks the river, and a jogging path from King Prajadhipok Park in Phra Nakhon and Chaloem Phrakiet Forest Park in Thon Buri. The project is similar to the now scrapped Garden Bridge project over the River Thames in London.

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