Cruise Down Chao Phraya Aboard A Floating Park – For Free


Bangkok has another attraction which you can try from now until February 4. The amazing experience of seeing Bangkok’s iconic landmarks whilst cruising the majestic Chao Phraya aboard a Floating Park will give you a relaxing feel and, to top it off, it’s free!

Landscape architect firm Shma company created the project of a literal park on a barge as part of Bangkok Design Week 2018. According to them Chao Phraya was once full of life. For many years, however, the river has been disregarded.

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The massive urbanization and developments along the banks resulted to problems such as water pollution, losing ecological value, deteriorating of local community and its cultural tradition, and flood.

The Floating Park, a temporary park and new chill-out experience, is an experimental project to show how creative planning can better connect people with the river and improve the livelihoods of the city’s residents as well as the communities along its banks.

Visitors can view the “Floating Park” daily during Bangkok Design Week from now until February 4 at the CAT Telecom Pier, behind The Grand Postal Building, from 11:00 to 18:00 or at Lhong 1919 from 18:00 to 20:00.

Please note visitors are permitted on the “Floating Park” whilst it is anchored at the Pier or anchored at Lhong 1919; unfortunately, visitors are not permitted on the “Floating Park” whilst it moves from one pier to another.

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