Experience Lumpini Park

Experience Lumpini Park
Lumpini  Park is an oasis in the middle of Bangkok appreciated much like Central Park is in New York city, but Lumpini hosts a special guest- the komodo dragon. The park is open public space with many trees, grasslands, and an artificial lake where you can rent boats. In total the park offers 142 acres of relaxing outdoor time with 2.5km of pathways.

Unique Things to See and Do in Lumpini Park

  • Bird watching
  • Study at the Lumpini Park Library
  • Sing Karaoke
  • Lift weights with some odd bench presses
  • Something to avoid, is the political rallies

Foods to Eat in Lumpini Park

  • Pad Thai
  • Jim Joon (meat and vegetable hot pot)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables 
  • Wheatgrass shots anyone?

Lumpini main attractions

The main attraction of this park is to escape the noise and congestion of the rest of the city. Lumpini park is referred to as the “green lung” of Bangkok. The thick green trees provide the filtering system for Bangkok’s harsh car fumes. The park is enjoyed by all ages, young and old. Many come to the park for some exercise, whether it be walking on the paths, enjoying an exercise classes (Tai Chi), jogging, swimming in the public pool, or even paddling the lake in swan boats! Even Thai massage is possible in this park. It’s the park that has it all!

Other visitors of the park are the komodo dragons, otherwise known as monitor lizards. There are hundreds of these guys roaming around the park, but not to be too alarmed. They tend to avoid people, but we don’t recommend getting too close to them.  They are often scared of people and will causally slink away from you, as long as you don’t surprise them. They tend to hide in the tall grasses, particularly around the lake. And they do contain a poisonous bacteria in their saliva that is harmful to humans if bit. After being bit septicaemia will set in and can cause major damage, so be sure to seek medical attention right away if you are bit. Human attacks are pretty rare, but you’re better off being cautious.

Getting around to Lumpini Park

The easiest way to get to the park is from the Silom MRT state, Lumpini MRT station or Sala Daeng BTS station.

Did you know…?

Lumpini Park was named after the birthplace of Buddha.

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