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  • Angela Mona

Lumpini Park : A Haven in the Heart of Bangkok

Lumpini Park is a beautiful green space right in the heart of Bangkok that serves as a needed respite from the hustle of Bangkok’s streets and sidewalks.

It is Bangkok’s first and most central park, covering 142 acres of parkland, ornamental lakes, and walkways.

The park was opened in the 1920s by King Rama VI and is noted for its wildlife and flowers. It has Bangkok’s first public library and dance hall.

Lumpini Park is incredibly popular with local residents (and huge monitor lizards!) and a fantastic place to undertake sporting activities or lakeside walks.

Things to do in Lumpini Park

  • Rent a paddleboat and explore the lake

  • Take a tai chi class

  • Go for a run or bike ride

  • Watch the sunset

  • Visit the library

  • Attend a concert or festival

  • Picnic with friends and family

Best time to visit

Lumpini Park is open every day from 4:30 am to 9 pm. The best time to visit Lumpini Park is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it’s cooler and less crowded.

Fun Facts about the Lumpini Park

  • The park was named after Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal

  • It was originally created as a royal retreat for King Rama VI

  • The park has a large population of water monitor lizards

  • It is home to over 30 species of birds

  • The park has a public library and dance hall

Lumpini Park has a large population of water monitor lizards because they are attracted to the park’s lake and surrounding vegetation. The lizards are harmless and are an important part of the park’s ecosystem.

Here are some ways to get to the park

  • MRT Subway: Take the MRT subway to Silom Station (Exit 2) and walk for about 10 minutes to Lumpini Park.

  • BTS Skytrain: Take the BTS Skytrain to Sala Daeng Station (Exit 4) and walk for about 15 minutes to Lumpini Park.

  • Taxi: You can take a taxi to Lumpini Park from anywhere in Bangkok.


The park also has a lot of history and interesting things to see and do, including a public library and dance hall. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to read a book or want to take a stroll through the park, Lumpini Park is definitely worth a visit.

I hope you found this information helpful about Lumpini Park.

xoxo , Angela & Lali , from Chasefortravel


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