If you are a swimmer looking to do some laps in Bangkok, look no further than the Wisutamol Swimming Pool. It is located next to the National Stadium, a 3-minute walk from the National Stadium BTS station. The complex is also called Visutdrarom.
It is the best and cheapest olympic-sized (50-meter) public swimming pool in Bangkok (at least from the ones I tried). It is open to everyone and you'll just need to pay 100THB to enter. If you live in Bangkok, you can become a member for 1000THB, and then only pay 50THB per visits. To do so, you must provide a copy of your passport with two photo IDs. They will also make you pass an easy test (floating 5 minutes in the water and swimming 50 meters).

The basin is in the open air so the sun can hit you pretty hard. It's best to bring some sun lotion and maybe goggles with UV protection. I've always found the water and the environment to be clean for local standards. The place is starting to age though as you can see from the photos.

There is also a smaller, 25-meter swimming pool and complete diving facilities (5 platform from 1m to 10m high).

Opening Hours:
The pool is open every day.
Monday to Friday from 3pm to 8pm.
Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 12am and from 3pm to 8pm.

If you are flexible about your hours, try to come before 5pm as it gets more crowded after that. By coming at 3pm, I managed to swim alone in a lane several times.

Wisutamol - Cheap/Best Public Swimming Pool in Bangkok
154 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone number: 085 957 3854


A few more photos:
Entrance of the swimming pool (a bit hidden)
Ticket box to pay for entrance
Showers, toilets and changing rooms
Lockers (bring your own)

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