running at kings palace

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running at kings palace

Post by ahandpatsy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:43 pm

guys

i would like to do some jogging whilst I am out here

to avoid the traffic I have been told that I can run in the grounds of the palace

with the king in residence is this still possible ?

where do I get access without being shot at lol

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Post by lomuamart » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:23 pm

Don't know how it works but I've just come past the park and there were plenty of people jogging and walking around the lake.

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Post by caller » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:39 pm

Check out Dozer's post from Jan this year in this thread:

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Re: running at kings palace

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:50 pm

Don't be such a wimp, this isthailand and it is government meltdown time. An occasional rubber bullet and a few whifs of tear gas is all part of the charm.

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Post by Homer » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:15 am

ahandpatsy wrote:with the king in residence is this still possible ?
it was in October, the last time I tried. Posted evening starting time is 17:00 but I've arrived at 16:30 and there were already many on the track.

Bring passport. You can't bring in a cellphone.

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Post by Brit Jim » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:27 am

I run at the palace quite bit and lovely environment!

Show your passport or Thai driving license at the side gate, pass issued and thats it.

1700 - 1900 hrs. No sleeveless vest allowed must be T shirt and no mobiles!

I believe they also do a 0500 - 0700 hrs session as well!!

90% of the people just walk but a few run. Its about 550 metres for one lap!

Highly recommended!

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Post by Third Visit » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:17 am

....sounds like a lot of hassle for a jog.

Is it worth it?

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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:32 am

I carry a copy of the face page of my pp in my wallet all the time, always accepted. Why last night I had to show it to get the seniors rate at the cinema and for almost anything at the bank including changing money you need it. So showing your pp is no hassle at all.

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Post by Brit Jim » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:16 am

Third Visit wrote:....sounds like a lot of hassle for a jog.

Is it worth it?

Ian

Ian its no hassle at all leave passport or Thai driving license with the Police guard at the entrance and you are in.

You can leave a water bottle on one of the seats on the left hand side and remember no vests allowed.

Go try it you may enjoy!

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Re: running at kings palace

Post by Homer » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:07 pm

Third Visit wrote:....sounds like a lot of hassle for a jog.

Is it worth it?
Absolutely. No soi dogs, no broken pavement, no vehicles, no roadside concentrations of exhaust, no stopping for traffic or traffic lights, everybody goes clockwise and much of the track is in shade.

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Re: running at kings palace

Post by Henry 14th » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:33 pm

Anyone know if the gates are also open at the weekend?


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Post by dozer » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:45 pm

It's open everyday.
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Re: running at kings palace

Post by Bubba1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:57 am

Do you need to actually leave a passport with them? Also I'll be taking a minivan to get there and will have my mobile phone are they not allowed in at all?

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Re: running at kings palace

Post by Phil D » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:06 am

Beside the no vest rule female joggers must wear attire that covers the knees. My 11 year old granddaughter was not allowed to use the facility as she was wearing shorts!

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