Second Annual Picnic

For the first (and last) time ever –

we will hold our Second Annual Picnic

on Saturday December 4th

Meeting at Mor Chit, 9am (while it is still nice and cool)

We will take a short walk through Suan Rot Fai, to a mystery location, for fun and frolics in the Park.

Last year was great fun : see the photos here

Update: see the map below. We will be somewhere near the rec circle, which is close to the sports centre where there are bathrooms and a shop (I think). We also need a volunteer to go hire a bicycle so that people can make bathroom or supply trips (bathrooms will only be a few minutes away) . Try to be at the BTS on time though – as we can’t say exactly where we end up – sometimes the park guards move us along…. Click the map for a larger version.


Bring food, and more food. Bring some water or other drinks (not beer! (you know who you are!)). Bring a small towel or something to sit on.

Provided will be a plastic ground sheet to put the spread on, some paper plates and cups, napkins. Anything else needed? Please mention below, because we monks don’t know anything about food, or picnics ….

Oh yes, rubbish bin bags will be taken too.


Well picnics are fun. It’s a nice way to meet some of the other regulars, and to try Rubby’s Colombian custard (there are bathrooms near by). Don’t feel afraid that you don’t know anyone – None of us know everyone. The idea is, if you have an interest in meditation or meditators, yoga or just picnic food,  come by yourself and mingle a bit.

Please leave a comment below if you will be joining – so as to gauge supplies.

The Park :

Rod Fai Park (Railway Park) is located in Chatuchak area in Bangkok, next to Chaktuchak park. Rodfai Park has an area of 148 acre, which used to be golf course of Railway club.  In the car park area there are bicycle rental services which bicycle can be rented from 20 Baht for all day long.

Rodfai Park is an ideal place for picnic. Visitors can enjoy their picnic anywhere in the park, bringing foods and drinks from the outside the park. However, Alcohol drinks are not permitted to be brought into the park. Moreover, there is arround 2 acre picnic location which has desk and bench provided for visitors just next to a lake.

Bangkok Butterfly Garden also in Rod Fai Park located on the east side of the park. Visitors can enjoy walk with colorful free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Dome. many species of butterflies can be found in Bangkok Butterfly Garden. In addition, the park is one of the an ideal place for bird watching lovers

24 replies on “Second Annual Picnic”

  1. ummmmm, if this runs anything like last year: I’m gonna need a cell phone contact number of someone who can talk me in!

  2. Your picnic sounds inviting – I share your interest in meditation, fellow meditators, yoga and picnic food. I will be coming (with some Vietnamese snacks) and I don’t know anyone!

  3. Any food is good food. Bring some water too.
    You’re welcome Jennifer – No one knows everyone who will be there – it’s kind of the idea, to get everyone to meet with some new people.

  4. Ven.,

    Sounds good and do-able for me… but will it be OK to bring my one-week shy of five year old son? I’m a Professor of Buddhism all week, and a father of two little boys on the weekend, while the wife works. Thing is, they know the park, and will sprint to the playground… I’d have to play “cowboy” and rope my straying cattle! (I think you know how naughty they are!).

    Sound’s good… I’ll try to come if possible!

  5. I’ll need someone to guide me in since I can’t be there at 9 a.m. but I’d love to come. Especially since I missed the fun last year and haven’t been around for what seems like ages.

    Rubby can I call you?

  6. This is coming together well. . . will try to bring eggsalad & cucumber sandwiches again. And drinkables, whatever I can schlep. . .

  7. I put a map up in the post giving roughly where we will be. We will not be too far from the sports centre/gym. Because that is where the bathrooms are.
    Another idea, we need a volunteer to hire a bicycle for the day (they are only a few baht) so that people can make bathroom trips or zip along to the nearest shop for extra supplies.

  8. I will be there with no Gin & Tonic, Wine, Vodka or Campari & Tonic but may bring a Herb.

    Be happy to hire a bike but maybe need a Thai speaker.

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