A pavilion located in Lumpini Park.
This sign actually read “Women in the Next Three Decades”! Yikes, I guess I need to hit the gym!
Watch out for the monitor lizards that roam the ponds and park grounds!
Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand
Address: 139/4 Thanon Witthayu, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
Hours: 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM Every Day
Cost: FREE (Except some park activities like the swan boats.)
Lumpini Park is to Bangkok as Central Park is to New York City, although not nearly as large. It is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life and a beautiful green oasis you can escape to almost any time. The park is conveniently located at the Silom MRT subway station (just take the eastern most stairs when exiting, the other stairs will pop you out on the other side of the street and you’ll have to cross a few busy intersections.) It is also next to the Lumphini MRT station, although Silom is your best option. It is also close to the Sala Daeng BTS station, just walk down the street a few minutes.
You can ride adorable swan boats in the park for 40 BHT (thai baht) per half hour, which comes out to about $1.20. DEAL! When we went to the park it was sprinkling rain, so we decided not to but we will definitely be back soon, the boats are just too adorable.
There are monitor lizards that roam around and in the ponds, but don’t be too scared. They’re not too big to do much damage to a person, as long as you keep your distance. The pond is also home to tons of LARGE fish, turtles, beautiful birds, and whatever else shows up to seek refuge from the hot sun in the cool pond. The local vendors come dispose of old vegetables in the pond, and if you catch them at the right time you can watch the big carp, catfish and turtles fight over the food.
There are open air gyms and bathrooms spread around the park, but take note if you use the bathroom you’ll have to buy toilet paper from a vendor before entering.
There are various monuments and shrines throughout the park, so take your time walking around and admiring the sights. Go in the early morning for lower temps, and on a weekday for fewer crowds. We loved this breath of fresh air in the heart of Bangkok!