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).
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.
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 !
Wachirabenchathas Park (Railway or Rod Fai Park)
Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd
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