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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.