BY The Bear Travelers

Enjoying Leisurely Days at Lumpini Park in Bangkok

If you talk to anyone about parks in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), the most famous of all is Lumpini Park. It's a must-visit place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Lumpini Park is a place known for its peace, tranquillity, and lots of shade, where most locals like to go at weekends to relax and unwind with family and friends. If you are holidaying in the city and on a budget, spending an afternoon at the park is free & fun, and the people are friendly. Lumpini Park offers a bit of green parkland in the middle of the sprawling Bangkok metropolis. The park was named after Lord Buddha and is a massive 500,000 sqm in size that offers a vast plethora of flora and fauna that is quite impressive in the middle of a city. 

Take a break from the busy city life and join us at the Lumpini Park in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) for some wonderful leisure activities. 

 

Relaxing in Lumpini Park

The park’s roots and history date back to the 1920s when it was set up as an exhibition center for Thai crafts and flower shows. However, this vision never actually came to fruition. But Lumpini Park has become one of the most used and loved parks in Thailand. It’s the perfect place where Bangkokians can get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours. 

Lumpini Park is a prominent place for outdoor activities. It is normal to see locals jogging, doing light workouts, aerobics, and lots of other recreational things. Especially around sunset when the temperatures are a little bit less humid. The park is sometimes referred to as the ‘Green Lung’ of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) and is a place where you will often see older people practicing Tai Chi. 

You will see all manner of city people walking in the park such as sweetheart lovers. City workers were looking for a bit of serenity and people just chilling by the lake. Lumpini Park is an essential thing for balancing the stresses of the city with natural scenery.

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia!

Lumpini Park is spread across 142 acres of land and has an artificial lake.

 

Flora and Fauna at Lumpini Park

Flora and fauna at Lumpini Park are pretty impressive. There are many different kinds of species such as water monitor lizards, lots of birds, and insect life. There are lots of flowers and trees that loom beyond the skyscrapers and offer a real slice of parkland in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). The best time to visit the park is in the week if you are looking for some quiet because at weekends the park is full of families. 

Other recreational activities at the park include paddle boats and even a cool outdoor gym that is a great place to do some workouts in the park. Open-air aerobics and also basketball are some of the most popular outdoor pursuits at Lumpini Park. Sometimes on special occasions, you can see full-on Jazz performances in the park with classical musicians and other Jazz outfits that do some fantastic shows. You can hire mats for about 30 THB so you can sit on the grounds in comfort. 

 

The Bear Travel  Did You Know?

This parkland was the private property of King Rama VI who then donated it to the public. It is regarded as the first public park in Thailand.

 

Lumpini Park Gardens

The Lumpini Park Gardens are spacious and peaceful. You will not find another place like this in the center of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). If you are looking for a quiet area of contemplation in the city to get away for a few hours, nothing compares to Lumpini. Whether you want a refreshing morning stroll, a bit of exercise like cycling and jogging, yoga, or to chill, Lumpini Park is the perfect place to visit. 

At night the park is full of many different characters, but we would recommend you stick to daytime and early-evening visits. When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours of relaxation and serenity, nothing can match a few hours in Lumpini Park. The locals, expats, and holidaymakers alike love to visit the park when they are in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). And the best part is everything is free. 

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

At Lumpini Park, visitors can relax and enjoy calm walks, ride a bicycle and go paddle boating in the pond. Music festivals and Buddhist Dharma activities are also not to be missed here.

 

 

 

Map & More Information 

 

 

Lumpini Park (สวนลุมพินี) was built in the 1920s when King Rama VI donated his property to the public park and was then named after the birthplace of Buddha. The park offers playgrounds, lush green lawns and trees, a cycling track, and a 2.5Km walking path. There is an artificial lake where visitors can rent paddleboats.

 

Business Hours

04.30 – 21.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

Rama IV Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

Contact Number

+66 (0) 2 252 7006

Facebook Page

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Instagram

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GPS

13.7292839, 100.5396042

 

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