Lumpini Park in Bangkok is a green oasis to escape the city
Lumpini Park, (also Lumphini) is an oasis in the midst of the business district of Bangkok City.
It covers an area of 368 rai (142 acres) and was Bangkok’s very first public park.
The grounds were originally the private gardens of the Thai King Rama VI in the 1920’s. He donated the area to the nation and turned it into a public park, giving it the name Lumphini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
There is a statue of King Rama VI at the main entrance of the park to mark his memorial.
Lumphini Park is a popular haven amongst visitors looking for a peaceful day out in the city. The locals use the grounds for cycling, jogging, roller blading and exercising at the outdoor health park.
Palm Trees in Lumphini Park
We spent an enjoyable 3 hours in the park and could have easily stayed for longer, it is a great place to relax and leisurely stroll around or sit and people watch under the shade of the trees.
Take a picnic, a good book or just chill out. It’s a fantastic respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, you almost don’t know you’re in the middle of Bangkok.
Us in Lumphini Park
Inside the park there is also a Chinese clock tower, a sundial, numerous sculptures and fountains, Bangkok’s first public library, a children’s playground, sports ground, tennis courts and swimming pool.
The park is centred around two large lakes where you can rent pedlos and rowing boats, 40 baht for half an hour.
Lake in Lumphini Park
There is also a pavilion where, in the cool season, there are occasional open air classical concerts.
Monitor lizards roam the grounds freely and the lakes are filled with turtles and fish.
Monitor Lizard in the park
There are a few snack huts dotted around the park where you can buy refreshments.
No cars, no dogs and no alcohol allowed and there is a smoking ban throughout the park.
Lumphini Park is open from 04:30-21:00 daily.
It is located on Rama IV road in Bangkok’s business district. It is also easily accessible by metro with two stations nearby, Silom & Lumphini or the Sala Daeng skytrain stop is close to the park as well.
At the Silom metro station
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