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Sanam Luang, Bangkok Overview

Situated in the island of Rattanakosin lies the grand Sanam Luang Park which is also called ‘Thung Pra Meru’ meaning the cremation ground for the Royals. It is nearly thirty acres of green space right at the centre of Old Bangkok, in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, ,surrounded by prominent attractions. If you are tired of the concrete jungle and its fast-paced life then head to Sanam Luang.

Green spaces serve as the lungs to the city and Sanam Luang is a fine example of the same. As you stand in this park looking around, you find yourself admiring the unique architecture of Bangkok. Sanam Luang served as the royal cremation ground till it was decided that the cremation would be carried out beyond the city limits. Today, it is used for celebrations such as the royal ceremony for ploughing to start the planting season on an auspicious note. It is also used for political rallying at the time of national elections. Sanam Luang is also used for many other festivals and revelries throughout the year.

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Things to Do at Sanam Luang

Picnic: Sanam Luang is a great place to spend the day catching up with friends and family over a picnic. It attracts young and old alike.
Jogging: Fitness enthusiasts can head to this park for a jog while those looking for passive recreation will not be let down either.
Kite Flying: In March, the city celebrates Kite flying with lot of enthusiasm at the park and you can enjoy the same wholeheartedly as the sky gets filled with so many colours.

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Best Time to Visit

Since it is an open ground, it is preferable to visit when the weather is cool and pleasant which is between the month of November and February.

How To Reach Sanam Luang

Sanam Luan is located on the Rattanakosin Island flanking the Khao San street. The most famous landmark would be the Grand Palace. It can be reached either by cab or by boat. Ratchadamnoen Avenue lies to the east of this park. You can get on Chao Phraya which is an express boat that will reach you to boat pier called Chang Pier and Maharaj.

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