Benjakitti Park Bangkok


The city of Bangkok does not have a lot of green space. Fortunately you can find pleasant parks in the city center. These parks are real breathing areas in central Bangkok. One of the specificities is to see many tall buildings around these parks. It is located near BTS station Asok and MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.


Benjakitti Park is one of the most interesting to see because you can walk around an artificial lake. This park is not directly accessible at first glance. On the other hand, it is very interesting. One more time. Located near the Asok MRT station, one can find many expats. Indeed it is the park where I saw the most foreign people walking. An ideal place to breathe, to walk, to run, or to simply relax. The parks are well maintained, are very peaceful, and it is always a pleasure to walk in them to get out of the mass urbanization of Bangkok.


In the middle of the modern and busy Asok area of Bangkok lies the Benjakitti Park, which opened in 2004. This piece of green with a large lake can be found between the tall buildings and opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. In the Benjakitti Park you will find, besides the many flowers and others of course clean, two fountains that are worth a look. In this park you will also find bicycle and walking paths, playgrounds, skate ramps, a centrally located pavilion and a courtyard where you can picnic and rest from your walk.

Bangkok Chao Phraya Sky Park

I decide to make small regular excursions in unknown places. The goal is not to make long days of visit, the goal is to make slots from time to time on unknown places which seem interesting on a map. I thus discovered this new urban park. Difficult to access, it is not easy to find the entrance. The view is magnificent from the park and it is truly a little known place. In short, it was a pleasure to discover this place and to take some pictures.

The new Chao Phraya Sky Park Bridge is a beautiful pedestrian walkway, approximately 280 meters long, and 8.5 meters wide. This bridge is placed between the highway on the Phra Pok Klao Bridge. For ease of use, the construction team has also installed lifts inside the park.It is a new and welcoming site to the previous superstructure that was left unfinished in 1992 by then Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda and his government. For over 30 years, the place had starkly reminded residents of the old Lavalin Skytrain project, one that had it been completed, would have been a game-changer in the city’s transport system.

Tropical trees decorate the walkway around the park as the Makoknam, Yeetho, Cha Khoi, Toyting Uang Mai Na, and Bai Tang Rien. People living in this area, both sides of the river, can now enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the river and surroundings. It is also a charming space for an afternoon or evening stroll. It is not allowed for cyclists to ride a bike through the park, cyclists must dismount and walk the bikes across the bridge.

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

History of Wat Arun

One of the most beautiful temples to explore in Bangkok. Wat Arun is close to my location. I am located in Silom and I have the metro right next to it. From there I can easily get to the historic city center of the city. The historic city center being a part little served by the BTS metro system. However, it is possible to take the metro and easily walk to many of the main attractions. Wat Arun is located on the other side of the river, so you just have to cross with shuttle boats that cross the river for a few cents.

Wat Arun was envisioned by King Taksin in 1768. It’s believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya, which was taken over by a Burmese army at the time, he arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking. He later had the temple renovated and renamed it Wat Chaeng, the Temple of the Dawn. It used to be the home of the Emerald Buddha before the capital and Palace was moved to the other side of the river. This can now be seen at the Grand Palace.

The central prang was extended during the reign of Rama III (between 1824 and 1851) and is now one of the most visited sites in Thailand. It was also Rama III who added the decoration of the spires with porcelain so that they glimmer in the sunshine.

After this history, it is in my opinion I think one of the best temples in Bangkok. There is also a very nice view from above. Maybe a little less known because it is located on the outer shore, it is without a doubt one of the best temple in bangkok. Entrance for 100 baths for foreigners.

New trip in Bangkok

Staying for long time in Thailand, again in the city of Bangkok. After some interesting but not exceptional experiences a new experience in Bangkok. Nice accommodation in the trendy Silom district. Close to the BTS Sky train of Sala Daeng and the metro station of Silom. It is therefore possible to go to the trendy city center in less than 30 minutes. There are also many neighborhoods in the Silom district. Lumpini Park is located next door, a very pleasant park where all the locals come to relax and play sports. A good experience for localization.

I discover new things because the city of Bangkok is very big. I can discover the historic city center again a moment later. Some places are obviously seen differently when we visit them at different times.

The weather is hot and it doesn’t rain too much. On the other hand, when it starts to rain it is better to be sheltered. Lots of coffee to work with, this is obviously one of the positive points, so it is possible to change every day. Bangkok city center also makes it possible to live among the rich Thai population, which is another approach of other provinces. Inequalities remain significant when walking in the street.

Full time in Thailand

Back to Thailand, this time for the long term and for two reasons. The first is that I am completely free financially and this allows me to be able to stay in Asia as I wish with a long term visa, which was not the case the last time I was in Asia. The second reason is that it is not possible to go to other places in Asia anyway. Also, coming here was an investment with the situation. I wish things had turned out differently for my travel plans in Asia.

Fortunately, it helps alleviate the situation, to be in a place where I wanted to travel and stay put. The advantage is that the cost of living is low, which allows me to have more flexibility in terms of spending with my online business. With what is happening today for travel to Asia, we will say that it allows us to remain positive.

Although I still find it difficult to accept the fact of not being able to do the projects that I had, I am happy to be in Thailand because I have the habits that I want and I would say that without being able to move freely , there is no better place for months than to sit quietly. A simple life with nice little apartments, cafes, the sun, an exotic atmosphere, online work, all for an affordable cost of living. I like this simplicity of life, the one I was looking for to be at peace, and which I can currently enjoy, without worrying about any particular obligations. Freedom as the key word.

How to go to Pattaya from Bangkok

About 150 kilometers separate Bangkok from Pattaya, but the journey time between these two cities depends on traffic. In general, it takes a maximum of 2 hours outside peak hours. However, the journey may be longer at some point.

To reach Pattaya from Bangkok there are several possibilities. It is quite easy to reach by bus Pattaya and you can take the bus from several places ie from Suvarnabhumi airport. You can arrive at this airport and directly go to Pattaya. If you are visiting Bangkok or coming from another part of Thailand, you will probably be in central Bangkok. In this case it is also possible to take the bus to Ekkaimai station or to Mochit station.

There are three ways to get to Pattaya:

  • The bus
  • The minibus
  • The taxi

I advise you to take the bus for the simple reason that this is the most economical way, in fact you will pay about 120 baht to do. In addition it will be good quality buses with air conditioning. There are many connections during the day. From Suvarnabhumi Airport you will have connections almost every hour. On the other hand you must understand that there is no fixed time and that all bus places must be filled before leaving. If a bus is not full the start will be delayed. Generally buses are quickly full, so in some cases you can wait for the next one.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is on the road leading directly to Pattaya. Starting from there you will save time because you will avoid some of Bangkok’s traffic jams. You can expect travel time to be around 90 minutes.

To go to the counter and buy a ticket at the airport, you have to go at level 1, gate 8 of the arrival hall. It will therefore be necessary to go down to the first level. You will not miss the counter because it is clearly indicated. Difficult also to not find the bus because the buses have the inscription Pattaya above.

The bus will drop you off at Pattaya bus station and can also drop you off at the terminus in Jomtien. This is one of the advantages of taking the bus to the airport, being able to go directly to Jomtien without stopping at the bus station. So if you want to stay in Jomtien and you rent an apartment it is interesting to take the bus from the airport.

If you take the taxi, while the official meter price is 1050 baht, you will probably have to pay more. Of course, you can always negotiate a price with the driver before leaving the airport to get a preferential rate, especially during off-peak periods. Getting out of the airport at the departures level is also a good tip. Taxis drop off passengers at this level and generally have few people to take care of. If you take a taxi there, you will save some money.

From the center of Bangkok to Pattaya

Buses are considerably cheaper than taxis to get from Bangkok center to Pattaya and I also advise you to take the bus. Regular service is offered between the two cities. Thanks to the different buses provided every day, you should not have any trouble getting a ticket. For this you have to go to the bus station of Bangkok, then arrive directly at the bus station of Pattaya.

So you can find a bus at Ekkamai station, it is the bus station dedicated to transport to the east of the country. You can reach Ekkamai by the sky train going down to this station. There you will find many buses that depart every 30 minutes from 05:20 to 23:20 and cost around 120 baht.

You can also find buses from Bangkok to Pattaya from Mochit Station. This station will be accessible by bus number 1 from Don Mueang Airport.

Pattaya and surroundings best attractions

There are many attractions to do in the Pattaya area. Probably the region with the most attraction in Thailand. Although many of these places are often full of tourists, you have to go see them. There are also lesser known places accessible. For the rest, also know that traveling out of season allows you to make the most of these attractions. Pleasant gardens, fun for everyone, and some magnificent views, here is a summary of the best places to see in the Pattaya region of Thailand.

Nong Nooch Garden

Nong Nooch Garden is a few kilometers from Pattaya. It is a beautifully landscaped park that can easily make a day trip. The whole area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodations, as well as a large space with individual theme gardens. Strolling through the Botanical Park is like traveling all over the world, through its many famous gardens, whether it’s a 17th century French garden, Stonehenge or a garden of the European Renaissance. You will find many species categorized by theme, such as cacti and succulents, orchid nurseries, tropical palm gardens, bonsai and topiary garden.

Nong Nooch Garden is located about 15 km south of Pattaya City. To get there, you can take Songthaew to get there. The price depends on your negotiation skills. You can also take a taxi if you prefer a more comfortable driving. Before leaving, make sure you agree on the price, it could be around 300 to 400 baht.

34/1 Na Chom Thian Tambon, Amphoe Sattahip, Wat Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

Flower land Pattaya

Flower Land Pattaya is the new attraction related to the garden will arrive in Pattaya. This place is a beautiful space of flowers and plants in the city of Pattaya. Spread over many hectares, this is the new visit not to be missed. It is the largest garden flower salon in Thailand. The park has collected a wide variety of flowers and imported many rare flowers and plants from many regions. The park also has a huge fountain daznsante with modern technology of lights and sounds, as well as the incredible 3D. This beautiful flower park features flower shows, themed gardens, fresh fruit, Ocean Park, and more.

This place is set back a few kilometers east of Pattaya. The best way to get there will be to take a taxi unless you have your own means of transportation.

199 9 Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150

Sanctuary of truth

The sanctuary of truth is perhaps the most emblematic structure of Pattaya. Entirely carved in teak wood, the impressive 105-meter-high hall on the northern tip of Wongamat Beach is a unique structure of its kind in the world. This temple also reflects the ephemeral nature and the incessant work of human existence because no wood is treated or protected from the elements, which means that the oldest parts gradually succumb to the rigors of climate and climate and must to be replaced. The construction of the sanctuary, which began in 1981, is a continuous and endless task.

The Sanctuary of Truth is located towards the end of Naklua Soi 12. Any tourist office in Pattaya can arrange a tour with return transportation, but the location is also quite easy to access on your own. From central Pattaya, take a songthaew towards the dolphin roundabout north of Pattaya. Most songthaews return along Beach Road when they reach the dolphin roundabout, but sometimes some go to Naklua, in which case it is enough to go down to Naklua Soi 12. It is also possible to stop at the roundabout. dolphins point and take another songthaew heading north, to Naklua.

206/2 Moo5, Pattaya-Naklua Road Soi 12, Naklua

Khao Chi Chan

The image of the Buddha sits cross-legged, one hand on her knee and the other on her lap, engraved in the north face of Khao Chi Chan. The lonely limestone hill was once used to supply the local construction industry with materials. In 1996, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty the King of Thailand, an image 109 meters high and 70 meters wide was engraved in the rock and then marked in gold on the recommendation of the Supreme Patriarch of the time . The image was designed using computer software and then drawn on the side of Khao Chi Chan using a laser.

We reach Khao Chi Chan by following Sukhumvit Road heading south from Pattaya and turning left onto Ban Yen Road, which is about 500 meters after the turn for Wat Yansangwararam and a little before the Cartoon Network Amazone amusement park and gardens tropical tropics of Nong Nooch. Follow the road for six kilometers and you will not miss this unforgettable attraction. You can take a taxi and in 20 minutes you can get there.

Soi Khao Chi Chan, Na Chom Thian Tambon, Amphoe Sattahip, Wat Chang Chon Buri 20250

Big Buddha Hill

The giant gold Buddha of Pattaya is one of the iconic attractions located in the center of Pattaya City. It is located at the top of Pratumnak Hill and is 18 meters high. It is popular with locals and tourists. It is the largest Buddha image in the Thai province of Chonburi. When you arrive at the temple, you will be greeted by a grand staircase and at each end two golden Naga leading to the Big Buddha at the top of the hill. After borrowing the long staircase, you will enter a large patio that houses many Buddha statues surrounding the Giant and Golden Buddha. You will also have the opportunity to admire the view of the surroundings,

You can access the Big Buddha hill easily as it is located in the city. You can take a Songthaew on the line that connects Jomtien to Pattaya center. or a bus to Pratumnak Hill. From here you can stop on Thappraya Boulevard at the intersection with Phra Tamnak Road. It will be enough to walk a few minutes on this road to turn right. You will not miss the hill as it is the only point overlooking the city.

Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

Pattaya View Point

The Pattaya or Khao Pattaya Viewpoint on Pratumnak Hill is the best view of the area and the place to visit day and night to take this classic picture of the Pattaya Crescent Bay. The main view faces north and offers uninterrupted views of Pattaya Bay up to the promontory separating Pattaya Beach from Naklua Beach. It also offers a south view overlooking Jomtien Beach and the sea.

To reach the point of view, if you come from Jomtien head to South Pattaya and make the same route as to go to the giant Buddha of the hill. Instead of going right to the big Buddha, you will go to the left and you will see the road to the observatory. If you come from the center of Pattaya you can head to Pattaya 3 rd road. Do not take the bridge next to the Easy Karts circuit. Exit under the bridge and turn right into the hill. The view is on Rajchawaroon, the first turn right at the top of Pratumnak Hill. Alternatively, you can negotiate with a songtaew to take you back and forth there is no fixed price for this trip but expect to pay a few hundred baht for the return trip.

Pattaya city sign

This is the other great point of view of Pattaya by going to the place where are the luminous signs that indicate the city of Pattaya at night. For some reason, this site is not promoted by the Thai Government or the Tourism Authority of Thailand. No tour buses come here. In fact, the roads leading to this place are not even indicated. It is for this reason that it is not easy to find the place. This place is so quiet and you will not see many people.

To reach the Pattaya City sign, you will have to pass in front of the pier of Pattaya, ie the pier of Bali Hai until the part located under the panel. Take a walk along the trees and look for a sign indicating how to park. Turn left and take the steps to the site.

Mini Siam Pattaya

The Mini Siam in Pattaya can take you around the world in just a few minutes. The park behind Pattaya World Boxing Stadium is home to nearly 100 replicas of world famous sites, from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to the Statue of Liberty, all displayed at 1:25 scale. It’s the perfect place to explore the world in miniature. Founded in 1985 as part of a research project, the 46,400 m² area of ​​Mini Siam is divided into two separate areas, namely Mini Siam and Mini Europe or rather Mini Rest of the World.

The Mini Siam is located on the east side of the Sukhumvit Highway, just before crossing with North Pattaya Road if you are traveling south and immediately afterwards if you are heading north. The Mini Siam is almost right in front of the road, but very slightly to the north. The entrance of Mini Siam will also take you to the Siam Karting kart track.

387 Sukhumvit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150

Pattaya Underwater World

Pattaya’s most exciting water world, Underwater World, presents a series of exhibitions that take you from sandy beaches to shallow rock pools with colorful reefs to the ocean full of predators and fish. Attend live TV shows and watch the action in real time along the 100-meter tunnel, with all the brightly colored creatures swimming around you. 2 day cycling adventure between BangkokThe aquarium is home to about 2,500 marine animals, including more than 200 species from the region and overseas. Meet sharks, rays, giant groupers and a host of predators and prayers that live in the depths of the ocean.

To get there, take Highway 3, Sukhumvit Road towards Pattaya and Sattahip. From the highway, pass Pattaya South Road and you will see the Tesco Lotus on the right side. Take the next turn and you will arrive at Underwater World.

22 22 11 Sukhumvit Rd, Thailand Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150

Pattaya floating market

Covering an area of 100,000 m², the floating market of Pattaya is one of the most famous of the country. It is divided into four sections, each representing and selling items from Thailand’s four main regions (North, Northeast, Central and South). Expect to find many restaurants, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and some art galleries. There is also a cultural show every afternoon. The market has more than 114 stores selling authentic Thai cuisine, desserts and specialties from all over the country. It is also possible to take a tour on the canals, and so to walk on the water through the wooden houses built in the different styles of the four regions. Many authentic Thai dishes are offered. It is also possible to find many souvenirs such as postcards.

The market is located on Sukhumvit Road, about two kilometers from Pattaya Underwater World, on the way to Sattahip, ie a little lower than Jomtien. You can reach the market through a Songthaew that will drop you right next door.

12 451/304 Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

Pattaya Tiger Park

One of Pattaya’s many other attractions is the Tiger Park. It is a park where you will be able to see the tigers. Only here, unlike a zoo, you can feel, touch, hug and take pictures with chainless tigers in their pens for 10 to 15 minutes. Tiger coaches stay with you in the cage all the time for you to be safe. Coaches will try to position the tiger so that you feel comfortable and safe for a photo.

To reach Pattaya Tiger Park, take a Songthaew on Jomtien second road. At the end of the road to the south, you will arrive directly to the park. It is right before Pattaya Floating Market.

349/9 12 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

Pattaya Sheep Farm

Pattaya Sheep Farm is a family attraction located near the Pattaya-Chonburi Highway on the outskirts of the city. With an almost caricatured farmhouse look, it houses an impressive menagerie of cuddly creatures. There is also a small fairground, a Dutch-style windmill, a good restaurant and even a small floating market, offering a wide range of activities for the whole family. The extremely popular farm welcomes mainly young children who enter for free, while adults must pay 50 baht of entry. It is essentially a big petting zoo with sheep, goats, donkeys, ponies, pigs, rabbits and alpacas among the most mellow residents. Turtles, parrots, peacocks, turkeys, buffaloes and more are also adorable, and all live in a charming and picturesque setting, right in the heart of this farm.

Pattaya Sheep Farm is located off Highway 36 near the intersection with Highway 7, the Chonburi-Pattaya Highway. The farm is about 15 kilometers from the center of Pattaya. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi or a songthaew. Agree on price and duration before leaving.

Nong Pla Lai, Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150

Frost Magical Ice of Siam

Frost Magical Ice of Siam in Pattaya offers the opportunity to experience the cold of the Arctic in a tropical country. Temperatures in the ice dome are icy at -10 degrees Celsius, while outside temperatures are about 40 degrees higher. The interior section called Siam Heaven or Ice Dome looks like the Arctic with sub-zero temperatures and ice sculptures of polar bears, penguins and an igloo. At temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius you will also find typical Thai items, such as a tuk-tuk carved in ice. The ever-changing light colors give the Ice Dome an extra atmosphere. Take funny pictures sitting in a tuk-tuk or igloo, posing with a snowman or sliding on a toboggan. Be careful while walking on slippery ice. Get your drink served in an ice cream glass at the Ice Bar. Wear long pants, good shoes and socks. A warm rental coat for the winter is provided at the entrance.

Frost Magical Ice of Siam is next to the Pattaya Sheep Farm on Route 36 near the intersection with the Chonburi – Pattaya Highway. The distance from the center of Pattaya is about 15 kilometers. To get there you can take a taxi or a songthaew. Agree on price and duration before leaving. Make sure to arrange a roundtrip transfer as it is very difficult to find a taxi in the surrounding area.

75/6 Moo 3, Nong pla lai, Banglamung, Chonburi

Silverlake Vineyard

When you think of the major wine regions of the world, Thailand is not the place where you think to produce wine. However, over the past 20 years, Thailand’s wine industry has started to grow. The Silverlake Winery in Pattaya is part of a growing list of wineries and wineries in Thailand. Located in a scenic spot at the foot of Khao Chi Chan, Silverlake Winery is a popular tourist destination in Pattaya. In addition to wine tours, Silverlake has a restaurant, a hotel and a small set of shops. It is quite easy to make a day trip to the vineyard. Spend a few hours on a walk, grab some food and sample some of the wines or juices produced by Silverlake Vineyard.

Silverlake Vineyard is located in the rural area southeast of the city of Pattaya. The vineyard is located next to Mount Buddha Khao Cheejan and a few hundred meters from Ramayana Water Park. The best solution will probably be to take a taxi.

31/62 Moo 7, Na Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi 20250

One month in Jomtien beach

A month and a half in Jomtien. Once again, I come back to one of the places where I feel good, the Jomtien beach near Pattaya in Thailand. I think i stayed in this building last year most than any other accomodation during the last year. I have a certain number of habits there and especially I have my standard accommodation which I find regularly. When you travel and work online, it’s good to have habits, it gives you day structures, it allows you to be efficient, and at the same time to enjoy life in a place.

My daily life often consists of work in the morning in my pleasant apartment with sea view, swimming pool and gym. Some days, I stay in 1 km2 because I have one of my favorite cafes, and everything I need to live quietly. The cost of living, although more expensive than years ago, remains modest. My daily life is mixed between working online in a context that I love, pleasant cafes, nice little restaurants, a few night parties, relaxation along the pool, and new ideas to work on my online business.

Life seems easy to create when you work from your computer. Finally, what more could you ask for, a nice little apartment, the sea next to it, some nice cafes, a warm climate. What others things to ask for a simple life. This is simple life without to spend to much money, without to be dependant of material things. Why bother when you can live as simply as what I do. It’s a free life. It’s not necessarily great every day, but there are many things that you can only find in what I do, freedom, a life out of the ordinary, the discovery of new cultures.

Kaohsiung best place for sunset

You have places where you can watch the sunset. What is impressive is that before this place, I had never taken the time in my life to watch a sunset from start to finish. It is one of the advantages of traveling, observing and having time for yourself. Indeed I discovered a great place in Kaohsiung to watch the sunset. There are probably many others elsewhere, but this is one of the places I chose to do it.

Several times during this stay in Kaohsiung, during the dry season, the weather is good almost every day. This means that it is possible to see the sunset regularly. This place is located in the district of Gushan, the district that I prefer of the city, quieter, at the edge of the water, the mountains in the background. About every other evening, I walk around this place to rest for an hour and admire the sunset.

There are several places to observe it, it can be the place, the port or even the mountain, the place I prefer is located along the coast near the beach. There are sinners there who finally have the chance to observe this every day in the same place. I enjoy going around this district regularly. I indeed take a T-bike from the city and I can walk freely in the surroundings. It is also next to this place that I can land regularly in one of my favorite cafes, a Startbucks with one floor, quiet, and an impressive view of the harbor in the evening.

Kaohsiung Gushan District

Day trip to Gushan district. This is the district where I regularly go to Kaohsiung along the coast, but there is much more to do with the Gushan Hills. Indeed you can admire animals like the Taiwan monkeys. There is also the best spot in Taiwan with the view of the city. It is also possible to go further and come across some remote beaches. Easily accessible, I regularly take the self-service bike from Kaohsiung, which allows easy navigation in the district. I was able to drive a few kilometers to discover a small traditional fishing port at the water’s edge. In my opinion it is the best district of Kaohsiung to get away from the city, to appreciate nature and the ocean view, without being far from the city center.

When visitors arrive in Kaohsiung, they can not help but notice the great mountain that borders the western part of the city and creates a green wall between the city and the Taiwan Strait. This green wall is a combination of the longevity mountain called ‘Shou Shan’ and ‘Chai Shan’ or mountain of the monkeys as it is known to foreign visitors.

If you like to hike or if you just need fresh air, greenery and wildlife, Gushan is very nearby the city center, easy and convenient to find. Every morning, the two mountains are occupied early by hikers. At the end of the day new hikers will enjoy the sunset and the lights of the city. Indeed there is a magnificent view of the whole city as well as the coastline of this place. There are many trails, more or less marked, so it is easy to discover new path. However, if you want to stay in the main path, follow the stairs. Indeed the park has built a wooden stair circuit that is safe and easy to follow. It sometimes gets stiff, but you will not get lost if you stay on the stairs.

You can find the macaques of Taiwan. It is not for nothing that the mountain has such a nickname, but for the abundance of macaques from Taiwan who live in the region. There are so many that sometimes we can see them at the street level. It is quite amazing that you can be in a very urban environment for a minute and then walk among a family of monkeys shortly after. For the most part, these monkeys are harmless, but they become less and less shy as more and more hikers make their way through their territory.

The mountain is accessible within walking distance north of the Kaohsiung MRT Sizihwan Station. There is an entrance just east of Shou Shan Zoo, and another entrance next to the building of the College of Liberal Arts at Sun Yat-sen National University. You can take a bike to navigate easily in the district.