Lumphini Park

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Overview

Lumpini Park (or Lumphini Park) affords green spaces in central Bangkok. Park was developed in the 1920s spanning over 500,000 square meters to preserve various flora and fauna. This park is known for recreational activities.

 

 

History

Lumbini is known as Lumphini in the Thai language after transliteration. Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (Lord Buddha) in Nepal. In 1920, the part of royal land was set aside to develop into the first park in Bangkok. King Rama VI donated the land to turn it into a park. The statue of King Rama VI was erected in 1942.

During World War II, the Japanese army attacked Thailand in 1941 and used Lumpini Park as a camp. Allied forces bombed the city. It was one of the largest parks in the city.

 

 

Architecture

The age-old trees, large pool, and colorful plants and flowers in a lush green forest give it a natural ambiance. The palm trees and graceful bamboo garden add to the ecosystem in the shelter and food source of all life.

King Rama VI statue was erected in 1942 at Lumpini Park on the lines of the Lord Buddha's birthplace at Lumbini in Nepal. This park is home to various birds for its natural food sources rich in trees and a large garden.

Tourists explore several pavilions such as the Chinese Pavilion, Clock Tower, etc. "Sagittarius" is one of the most exciting sculptures. The public library, cultural center, administrative building, and community building like Lumpini hall are other structures in the park. Ornamental gazebos and pavilions feature Thai style architecture.

 

 

Activities and Events 

  • Senior professionals practice relaxation exercises in a virtual gathering between 06:00 am to 18:00 pm daily.
  • Private dance event training takes place for Saturday-Sunday in the building.
  • Home of Hope is a counseling service to help teach homeless children between 10:00 to 19:00 daily.
  • BMA Apprentice School and Lumpini Park impart vocational training like sewing.
  • Lumbini Park Public Library has cooking facilities available, and they offer knowledge resources like books and videos. It is open on Tuesday-Sunday.
  • Lumpini Youth Center offers sports activities and training for children and youth. Space and sports equipment for football, swimming, basketball, cross trainers, dance is available to subscribers on Monday-Friday.
  • You can see monks chanting the mantra for Buddhism and learn about religion.
  • You can relish music in the park every month on the last Sunday of the month.
  • Biking and rowing activities are available. Floating charges are about 30 Baht / 30 minutes.

 

Recreational Activity for People with Disabilities

During the Sunrise, Lumbini Park has a designated yard for recreational activities for people with disabilities. It has a ramp for the convenience of people instead of stairs. Separate disabled parking and an exclusive playground provide space to the disadvantaged or disabled people.

Lakes of Lumpini Park

You can enjoy boating in Swan boats in artificial lakes at Lumpini Park. Charges are 40 baht per half an hour and deposit of extra 40 baht. The deposit amount is refunded after the return.

Nature at Lumpini Park

Nature sets Lumpini Park apart, and it stands out of others. You can see around 400 Asian water monitor lizards roaming freely in green plot amidst skyscrapers in the concrete jungle. These lizards are not dangerous.

Lumpini Park has a significant number of turtles as well. Look for squirrels before they quickly hide in the trees. You can purchase bread from vendors and feed fish in the park. The lake has numerous fish. Plenty of fish come in the most common feeding areas.

 

 

Where to Eat in the Park?

Vendors sell treats along the northern border of the park for more local-oriented choices. The main entrance in the southwest has the highest concentration of food carts. Fitness crowd buys stuff in the morning.

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Monday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Thursday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Friday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm
  • Saturday : 04:30 am to 09:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • MRT Metro : Board MRT Metro and get off at MRT Lumphini Station take the Exit 3 or get down at MRT Si Lom Station and take Exit 1.
  • BTS SkyTrain : Board BTS SkyTrain to Sala Daeng Station and walk to MRT Si Lom Station. It is only 300 meters from BTS station.
  • Taxi : Hire a cab and ask the driver to take you to "Lumpini Park." This is a famous landmark of Bangkok, and the cab driver would bring you here in no time.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Free Entry :

Things to Do at Lumphini Park

  • Bangkok residents flock here for jogging, workout, and leisurely activities.
  • You can undertake aerobics sessions and high-energy techno tunes at Lumphini Park.
  • Basketball court also allows you to sweat it out.
  • On late Sunday afternoons, you can watch local jazz outfits or classical orchestra. You can also check out other special events to hang around and shop.
  • You can savor Thai food at the open-air market.
  • You can walk on maze-like pathways amidst lush gardens, a picnic area, and an artificial lake.
  • You can meditate or read in any of the sheltered niches.
  • Picnic is also a good idea for families and children in the sheltered area.
  • Paddleboats, outdoor gym, and playgrounds are other facilities.
  • Elderly practice tai chi and couples lounges by the lakeside.
  • Workers relax on park benches.
  • Birdwatching course is conducted every year at Lumpini Park.

 

Address

Lumphini Park, Rama IV Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand

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FAQs

Lumbini is known as Lumphini in the Thai language after transliteration. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal.
You can reach Lumpini Park from Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. Get down at Lumpini or Silom Station by MRT underground from Sukhumvit Station. Get into BTS SkyTrain at Asok Station, reach Siam Station and shift to BTS Silom line and continue to Sala Daeng Station.
Without a car, the best way to reach Lumphini Park from Khaosan Road is to board a bus via Lumphini Park. This bus costs ฿10 - ฿35 and take 32 minutes. The bus from Kong Salak to Lumphini Park takes 22 minutes, including transfers, and departs every 15 minutes.
Lumpini Park is home to 400 Asian water monitor lizards between one and three meters long.
No, its venom is not fatal to human beings. However, its bite can cause a bacterial infection.
The park welcomes everyone without an entry fee.
Thailand records an average temperature from 18 to 38°C with high humidity. Thailand has three seasons—hot (March to May), cold (November to February), and wet (June to October). Thus, Thailand weather has six months of rainfalls, three months of dry weather, and three months of heat. Thailand remains hot from March to May due to the tropical climate. Visit Thailand during the cold season if you want to avoid the heat for a comfortable trip. You will feel better in some places during certain seasons. We recommend that you travel to Thailand during the cold and dry season between November and early April to make the most out of your trip.
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