The Green Mile in BANGKOK

Great pathway that cuts through the heart of Bangkok perfect for running, walking, or cycling. Bangkok is an ever evolving city and its super cool that things like the Green Mile are starting to pop up around town.

Video Transcript

This pin is going to take you on probably my favorite walk in all of Bangkok but really it’s a combination of three pins see right behind me here is uh Lumphini park there’s a pin for that you can click on it you’ve probably already heard about it I’m just leaving there and I’m walking back along this pin what this is the the some call it the Lumphini to Benchakitti walkway that’s a lame name I’ll tell you what it’s really called in just a minute but behind me you see the streets of Silom up above that the cranes all building out this mega project called Bangkok one by the time you’re here who knows maybe that project’s been done I’ll definitely do a pin or whatever they’re building there’s like 20 cranes going now up there you see the buildings of Phloen Chit and that’s the start of Sukumvit road and we’re going to walk all the way down here from from Lumphini park all the way to Benchakitti park which is also gonna have a pin we’re gonna walk down there like I said we’re not calling it no lame Lumphini Benchakitti walkway this ladies and gentlemen is the green mile.

It doesn’t get much more Bangkok than this you got barbed wire then you got a mosque and then you got some modern condos off in the distance this city puts it all in a blender mixes it all together and then pours it all out into a delicious cocktail and while I’m here I just love this walk them right in the center of Bangkok and it just feels so tranquil you let you’re surrounded by the city and you know it you can feel it you can almost smell it but the feeling on this walks great I’ve walked the green mile so many times why don’t I just take you to a little flashback of another time that I was here to get there you exit out of this end of the park and you just walk up here about 30-40 meters and the entrance is right up here if you walk across this foot bridge here it takes you right back up to uh Sukhumvit road and pops out right at around Sukhumvit Soi 13. but this is the start of the green mile a lovely quiet walk right through central Bangkok and best of all it’s free!

This city offers so much to do so much diversity all I hear is birds chirping I’ll probably see some of those giant lizards there’s not another soul in sight this is a metropolis I love it!

The first part of this walk is right beside the clong here today it actually doesn’t smell so bad sometimes this first part of the walk is uh really really smelly okay quick correction uh I just walked about another 100 meters they got this water discharging out over here so the smells that I was talking about are in full effect be happy you can’t smell them okay these fellas need a little food there you go get some food they got a little sometime but yeah bloody cat have a nice day so that doesn’t count for the uh five dollar challenge but came across these guys on top of the bridge here and uh they were looking a little bit desperate so I thought I’d give them enough for another little meal uh a soak back over there behind us Sukumvit all lining up over there and then over this way towards uh Silom and this sort of area here which is where we’re headed towards we’re going to Lumpini park let’s finish walking the green mile.

Once you cross that bridge you end up down here in my favorite part of the green mile it’s just flanked by these uh local houses little local neighborhoods check this out you’ll see just normal old Thai houses it really feels like the old Bangkok along here this might be the smallest little cafe that I’ve ever seen here little place called the kimono cafe I don’t know it looks like this little tiny hole in the wall maybe one day this will be open.

oh flash forward and the kimono cafe is suddenly open funny how that happens look at this how cool is this look at this little dude! sawatdii Krap, sawatdii Krap.

Everybody’s out having fun on the green mile and I suggest that you do the same give yourself a half a day enjoy this crazy metro paul metropolis metropolitan
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Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.