Lumphini Park in Bangkok, Thailand

For the people of Bangkok and tourists alike, Lumphini Park is a center for recreation, physical and mental exercises, and family get-together. It has many pavillions, picnic areas, and benches for resting, meditating, and eating. The park also contains two artificial lakes where you can rent swan-boats and enjoy the sights of the park.

Built in the 1920s, Lumphini Park features areas for jogging, cycling, basketball and other sports. It has a children’s ground, a school, and library. With its rich flora and fauna, the park is a sort of urban retreat in a city where fresh air is a precious commodity. There are lots of shaded spaces where you can freely lay down with your rented mat. Like in other parks in the country, well-pruned trees and flowers are everywhere. Birds fly high and low. Lizards and cats roam around. Turtles and fish are fun to to watch in the lakes and canals.

Because the park is located in downtown Bangkok, it is the favorite place for organized events such as marathons, music and drama festivals, and Buddhist-related activities. There are days when it is really crowded and noisy.

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Gate 4 of Lumphini Park. Accessible from Saladaeng BTS Skytrain Station and Silom Area.
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Statue of King Mongkut or Rama IV in front of gate 4
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Gate 3 on the southern part of the park (see map below)
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The park is well-maintained with many workers doing their assigned job everyday.
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The park is a good place to walk leisurely and enjoy the lovely views around.
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Thai art and architecture are displayed in strategic areas.
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Come to this park with your children in tow and let them enjoy their childhood at the Lumphini Children’s Park.
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Rent a boat and have a memorable moment with your loved one.
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A boat in the shape of a swan can spell the difference in your relationship, well who knows?
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You can run but you can not hide… just saying.
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A million flowers might just give you the joy you are looking for.
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Aerial View fo Lumphini Park. Photo by Terence Ong

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