Lumphini Park, Bangkok
A big park for relaxing with a lake in the middle, Thai style houses, flowers and more. You can take great photos.
Theme: Park, Lake
Close to: Night Bazaar, Silom Road, Pat Pong
Location: Near Night Bazaar
Pictures in the web: Loumpini Park
Photos: Take great photos of the park and Bangkok's skyscrapers.
Last Visit: September 2007
First Photo: Loumpini Park
Second Photo: Lake
Third Photo: Loumpini Park
Forth Photo: Lake
Fifth Photo: Thai style in Loumpini
A little peace in this busy and chaotic city, plenty of shady places to relax on a warm morning. A little disappointed the food court was closed but did see several large lizards wandering around.
Enjoyed our visit here.
This park was named after Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal. It has two boating lakes and there is a statue of King Rama VI at the corner of the park.
Early in the morning Joggers and early risers go to the park to practice Tai Chi.
Sports such as Takraw, which is like volleyball but you cannot use your hands, and chess are regularly played in the park.
There is a small food court in the park.
The Sprawling Lumpini Park is a favorite place of the locals and even the tourist to hang around and do some nature tripping as this is the largest public outdoor park in Bangkok and is their version of the Central Park of Manhattan and is located near the bustling business district of Sathorn. The Park stis at the junction of Rama IV and Ratchadamri roads. It has an area of 140-acre (0.57 sq.km). The park has an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats. A track
around the lake is a popular area for bicycling. There are joggin and cyclinc paths around the park totalling approximately 2.5 km in length, that are a popular area for evening joggers In front of the park is the monument of King Rama VI, who created the Lumpini Park in the 1920's. You can the the whole area of the park if you are at the Vertigo Restaurant at Banyan Tree Hotel or parts of it while riding the BTS Skytrain.
admission is free
Lumphini Park is right in the centre of Bangkok. We got there by taking the skytrain to Sala Daeng Station which was fine, but you have to cross a couple of busy roads to get there. I notice the metro station exits straight into the park, no roads to cross.
Lumphini Park is a huge, peaceful green expanse with several lakes. You can hire boats, stroll, jog, watch people do tai chi, have a picnic (minus alcohol - according to park signs), look at the sculptures and best of all look at the huge monitor lizards that call the park home. There are lots of these. We saw about six or seven and we were only there about an hour. I knew nothing about these lizards before I got to the park, so the first one was a bit of a shock. Once you realize they are not going to eat you, they are great. Really beautiful. They wander around on land, but are also great swimmers, so you'll see them going in and out of the lakes.
Lumphini Park is one of the few outdoor places in Bangkok where it is possible to escape (almost) the noise and traffic of the city.
I rented a row boat for half an hour to row around the lake. This would have been quite uneventful apart from the fish that jumped in the boat as I was navigating my way under a bridge!
The park is always worth a visit if you want a break from the noisy city, but dont expect anything spectacular from the park itself. If you want to do something a bit out of the ordinary the join on of the gym/arobic sessions there. Its free, and its quite fun... though u might stand out between all the thais. Last time i was there the arobics started at 6 pm (week days), but of course this is subject to change...
The 140-acre Lumphini Park was created in the 1920s by King Rama VI on royal property. A statue of the king stands at the south-western entrance to the park. It was named for Lumphini, the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, and at the time of its creation stood on the outskirts of the city but is now surrounded by tall buildings and Bangkok's famous traffic. It has the city's first public library and dance hall and makes for a nice and pleasant visit to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.
Lumphini Park is a beautiful park where you can enjoy lots of activities including boating at the lagoon. You can feed the fishes & birds at the lagoon. There are many people having their exercise routine like jogging or you can just simply take a walk. There's even an aerobic class going on there. A swimming pool is also one of the park's facilities. Nice place for people watching also.
A trip to Bangkok must include a visit to this park.You cannot believe that you have this "oasis" in the middle of Bangkok. I have only visited in the early evening, and you then have free arobics classes on the go, many locals jogging around the park, and it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy people. There are night markets around the corner, and many pavement resturants operate after 6.00pm
Lumphini Park is a 140-acre (0.57 km²) park in Bangkok, Thailand. This park offers rare open space and grass in the Thai capital and contains an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats. A track around the lake is a popular area for bicycling.
Lumpini Park was created in the 1920s by King Rama VI on royal property. A statue of the king stands at the southwestern entrance to the park. It was named for Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, and at the time of its creation stood on the outskirts of the city.
Today it lies in the heart of the main business district and is in the Lumphini sub-district, on the north side of Rama IV Road, between Ratchadamri Road and Witthayu Road.
Lumphini Park is one of the very few areas of the Thai capital that is still patrolled by mounted policemen. It has the city's first public library and dance hall. During winter time, the Palm Garden of Lumphini Park becomes the site for the annual Concert in the Park festival featuring classical music by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and other bands.
NOTE : Lumphini becomes a huge night bazaar at night.Opens at about 2200 till 0100.
Always Bargain dont forget :)
Still jet lagged on our first day walking around Bangkok we came across Lumpini Park which was just what we needed. Although coming from London this doesn't quite prepare you for the madness that is Bangkok. Tired and worn out we took some time out in the park sitting by the lake. The noise of the city seems to disappear when you're in here too.
One thing we did notice which broke the peace for a while was a large monitor lizard climbing out of the water on the opposite bank which came as quite a surprise to the smooching couple right in front of it!
In front of the park is the monument of King Rama VI, built in 1941 and also Lumpini Metro station.
There are a number of facilities, toilets and a place to grap a drink or bite to eat, also boats to hire out for 30 bahts for half hour.
This is an amazing and big park in the Central of Bangkok and it´s actually one the few green longs in the city. So especially when it´s really hot it´s nice to go there and relax under one of the trees.
Music in the park is another activity arranged by Bangkok Metropolitan. Every weekend around 5.30 PM until 8-9 PM in some public parks in Bangkok such as "SuanLumpini" or "Suan SantiChaiPhrakan" (Suan = park)there're small concerts free of charge for everyone.Music style depends on each season.Could be from Jazz ...Orchestra from university ..to contemporary Thai music.
Bands are changing every week.At the moment is season of "Era of Thai music" but not always traditional Thai music though.It could be contemporary (mixed Thai-western music) too.
Recline and relax on the green grass to listen to music is interesting for lazy weekend,isn't it?
Update : Feb 2007
From this weekend upward. It will be Thai traditional music concerts. Go check it out!
A very nice open space to walk before sunset, so that it's not so hot. At that time, you'll probably witness an aerobics class. Both men and women take part.
There are lots of pigeons to feed and trees where to sit under.
It's located right in downtown, surrounded by tall and modern office buildings.