Puttha Monton

Puttha Monton

A ride over busy but wide roads to the Puttha Monton park in the northwestern part of town. The advantage of wide main roads is that there is enough space and that there are not so many traffic lights. But I have to be concentrated because when taking the wrong direction - f.e. keeping too much left and so going to a U-turn and so cycliing back home - it might wether take much time to find another U-turn, wether a dangerous cycling back in the opposite direction. 
The Puttha Monton park is a vast park of 400 ha with trees, bonzai, rocks and lakes. In the center of the park is a 15,87 m hight statue of Buddha, which is considered to be th tallest free-standing Buddha statue in the world. 
The park is a favorite place for runners and cyclists because of the quiet roads and the many trees. People also come here to pay respect to Buddha and to have a picknic with their family.
Returning home I have a short cycling lane on Utthayan rd.