Lumpini Park

Named after where Buddha was born in Nepal, this centrally located park is one of Bangkok’s favourite and largest parks. Its size means you can escape the noisy streets and enjoy its pavilions, sculptures, playgrounds for the kids and large artificial lake, complete with swan pedal boats and fish. Before 7am you can see Tai Chi being practised and in the evening it livens up with aerobics classes to pumping music, basketball, joggers, musicians and other activates. Early morning and early evening are cooler times to go, but after dark it starts to become a bit seedy. In the day time, you are likely to see a monitor lizard or two lounging around. To get here, there are a few stations around the edge of the park, Sala Daeng BTS station, Silom MRT station and Lumpini MRT station. Address: Rama IV Rd, Silom, Bangkok

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