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Can you walk to Benchakiti Park through Suk Soi 10?

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Anybody staying in Sukhumvit Soi 10 and can tell me if you can walk from Sukhumvit to Benchakiti Park through Soi 10?

I think I remember somehow that the road is a dead end? Or is that only for cars?

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Yes you can. There is a small wooden bridge you have to walk across. Carry on forward for a few metres and the gate to the park is on your left.

 

The first access gate before the bridge is partially closed to stop vehicles entering apart from specified hours, but is open for pedestrians.

 

After the bridge, look right. The path running alongside the khlong takes you all the way to Wireless road. You descend the steps a few metres from the gate to Lumpini park.

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I don't stay on soi 10 but have done this walk before.  At the end of the soi, there is a chain link fence/gate that is normally chain locked.  There is enough room to walk through this to reach the park.

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At there (after the small bridge) is also the start of the Skywalk to the Lumpini Park, which is very convinient when there is not too much sunshine!

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At the end of Soi 10 that running track/walkway thing to Lumpini Park is a lot more visible than it used to be in recent years. No real need to 'search' for it these days, once you get through that gate at the end of the soi the whole road behind there is a lot more open IIRC and the walkway is a lot more obvious.

 

I always enjoy a stroll from there to Lumpini or in reverse

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That's great news.

Planning on going to Benchakiti Park for running and being able to cut through Soi 10 really helps.

 

Skywalk to Lumpini Park? I am trying to remember that. I have to check it out too.

 

Thanks a lot

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I stayed at the Galleria hotel on soi 10, that was ok a quite street not a lot of traffic, reasonably close to the SkyTrain and obviously you don't mind walking. 

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Yes, you absolutely can walk down Soi 10 to and from Benjakiti Park. Toward the end of Soi 10, there's a guard gate and an old wooden somewhat rickety vehicle bridge that crosses a khlong. The guard gate closes to vehicles during certain hours, but is always open to pedestrians, certainly during the park's open hours.

 

Once you cross over the khlong bridge, the bicycle path to Lumpini park begins on your right side. But if you keep walking straight ahead past a small maintenance building on the left, it takes you into the park area and the long section of parking and sidewalk that runs along the north end of the park.

 

Google Maps doesn't seem to show the khlong or the bridge, but they're there.

 

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I've heard, there's some plan by the BMA to replace/rebuilt that bridge and made it a more substantial cars/vehicles access point. There's also the announced plan by the former massage king to build a big hotel/retail project up at the corner of Sukhumvit Rd. where Chuvit Garden Park used to be until it was closed in preparation for the supposed coming development.

 

If those things in fact come to pass, I'd suspect, Soi 10 is going to become a busier street in the future. 

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15 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Google Maps doesn't seem to show the khlong or the bridge, but they're there.

Really?

 

https://goo.gl/maps/FvQJvWCZpXpk3S1A7

 

https://goo.gl/maps/scKGRhmyMCGyCPwWA

 

https://goo.gl/maps/dRqyN5vBiHFqDc4s8

 

https://goo.gl/maps/ENJoRxfQbwpaeYtA7

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I used to live on Soi 10 back in 1999.  It was a nice soi to be on as it was a somewhat dead end soi.  I believe the gate is closed to cars at 6:00pm.  Not sure what time it re-opens but it is quite early.  Even when the gate is closed it is still open to pedestrians.  

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On 7/4/2019 at 4:35 PM, tfranz said:

That's great news.

Planning on going to Benchakiti Park for running and being able to cut through Soi 10 really helps.

 

Skywalk to Lumpini Park? I am trying to remember that. I have to check it out too.

 

Thanks a lot

Actually, the walk/bike way from Benjakitti Park to Lumpini Park makes it possible to combine 3 parks in one run, plus the 'skywalk' back and forth. Helps to break the monotony on longer runs:Just to do laps in Benjakitti Park can get a bit boring if you do it on a regular basis. 

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4 minutes ago, thecyclist said:

Actually, the walk/bike way from Benjakitti Park to Lumpini Park makes it possible to combine 3 parks in one run, plus the 'skywalk' back and forth. Helps to break the monotony on longer runs:Just to do laps in Benjakitti Park can get a bit boring if you do it on a regular basis. 

 

Plus, if you take the bike path between Soi 10 and Lumpini Park, you get the fun of hoofing (lifting) your bike up and down some goodly sets of stairs over overpasses at 3 or 4 points along the way... Just when you get some rhythm, it's time to get off and climb up and climb down the stairs with your bike.

 

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