Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

a Gift of the Century to Society

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Chulalongkorn University, the Office of the Property Management, Chulalongkorn University has introduced a new approach in land development by allotting a plot of land in the university’s commercial zone to create a new green landscape. This will comprise a modern and multi-purpose public park in the midst of urban developments that will serve as a much-needed oasis for Bangkokians and the surrounding community who wish to spend quality leisure time in a lush and pleasant environment. Apart from the greenery of the trees and shrubs, park-goers can also benefit from the many public activities organized in the park, many of which will be in line with the university’s research agenda in these areas – smart/inclusive society, food security, aging, and digital/robotics.

A "Forest in the City"

A Community Park, located on 28 rai of land, to form an "urban forest" concept

A specially designed construct wetland with rain garden, retention pond and underground water drainage system

Green road flanked by tropical trees (formerly Soi Chula 5) linking two thoroughfares – Rama 1 and Rama 4 – providing expanded lanes, a bike lane, a multi-function space and parking space for 200 cars.

An interactive virtual museum featuring historical and socially engaging topics with life-like exhibits periodically showcased at the main hall of the park

Green the Urban Environment


A healthy modern life requires a healthy balance between technology and nature. After a long day of work, urbanites need space for physical exercise and communal activities that will foster a return to nature as well as nurture relationship with peers in their community.


  • A new learning community with cutting-edge knowledge generated by the teaching faculty and students at the university, integrated with experience and local wisdom of members of the surrounding community
  • A learning area for students and interested persons about plants, trees, rain garden and porous park in the city
  • A communal space for activities for students and staff of the university as well as members of the surrounding community who could relax, and play, while learning to appreciate the environment


  • A slower-paced and environmentally-friendly lifestyle that is conducive for a more socially mindful culture
  • A new breed of urbanites who are more health-conscious and environmentally responsive

At our centennial, Chulalongkorn University, as the country’s first university, continues to uphold the royal intent of HM King Chulalongkorn and HM King Vajiravudh to be the "cornerstone of the capital city," while aspiring towards sustainably becoming a world-class university. The Office of Property Management will strive to most effectively utilize the royally bestowed land (in the commercial zone) to generate sufficient resources to support the operation of the university to achieve the desired goals in education, generating new knowledge for the utmost benefit of society.