A Weekend Under The Sun At Rod Fai Park

Thanks to Sam, my Malaysia Mari friend, I had a good weekend under the sun. Malaysia Mari means came from Malaysia, a group of Malaysians based in Bangkok.

Bright early on a Sunday morning, after a hearty congee breakfast, we walked to Rod Fai Park. Rod Fai Park is also known as Railway Park or Wachirabenchathas Park. Entrance to the park is free. 

It was a long, long walk … we walked from Union Mall’s direction, cut across Princess Mother Garden, and took a pedestrian bridge to cross Don Muang Toll Way (Toll Road).


Spoilt for choices


Cyclists to the left, joggers to the right

Cycling is an activity that I enjoy, but something that I do not do often. We had a good 1+ hour cycling, paid 30 baht for bicycle rental. Bicycle rental is super affordable, and you can keep the bicycle as long as you want. But I only paid 20 baht around 6 months ago – has the price increased, or because they charged us at foreigner price?

Sam and I managed to cycle two rounds around the park.



We also spent some time taking photos of butterflies at Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located inside Rod Fai Park.


One of the many ‘traps’


Mushy bananas


Up close with butterfly


Up close with butterfly


Up close with butterfly

There were  many butterflies this time, compared to my last visit with my niece. I would attribute that to additional ‘traps‘, which includes mushy slices of banana. Do you know what butterflies like to drink liquids from some of the fruits we human consume?

I missed Sunday already. I must do this again with like-minded people .. soon !


Rod Fai Park and Bangkok Butterfly Garden


Wachirabenchathas Park (Railway or Rod Fai Park)

Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd

Free admission

Opening Hours: 5:00 – 21:00

Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium (อุทยานผีเสื้อและแมลงกรุงเทพ)

Opening Hours: 8:30 – 16:30 (Closed on Mondays)

MRT: Phahon Yohtin / Chatuchak Park


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

2 thoughts on “A Weekend Under The Sun At Rod Fai Park

  • January 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Yeah wor, last time we paid 20 only

    • January 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      This time round, I didn’t manage to establish my Thai-ness upfront .. luckily, only paid 10 baht more for each bicycle

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