When staying in Bangkok, your will quickly find out that this is a city, which are very vibrant and sometimes a bit stressful to stay in. So what to do, if you what to slender around and enjoy some relaxing moments?
Jump on the sky train and get off at Sala Daeng station, or the Lumphini Station on the MRT. There you will find Lumphini Park, named after the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, which is a “must-see” on a trip to Bangkok.
The park was build in the 1920’s by King Rama VI on some royal property, which at that time
was on the outskirts of Bangkok. Today the park lies in the heart of the city, and has become an oasis for the people living in Bangkok.
There is a lot of paths around in the park, which are approximately 2,5 km in length. These paths are used as running track for a lot of the people living in Bangkok. You will also find an weight training area in the park, and other outdoor exercise possibilities.
The park offers one of the rarest things in Bangkok, open public space, trees and playgrounds, so you will find people relaxing, playing, biking, dancing and exercising in the park. A funny detail is that smoking is prohibited throughout the park, which provides some of the cleanest air you will find in the city.
The day we visited Lumphini park, is was very quite and relaxing to stay there. You can sit at the lakes, enjoy the weather and study all the different people and animals around you. But you must also be aware, that sometimes the Lumphini Park is a venue for concerts, karaoke-shows, mass-aerobic classes and so on.
Our best advise – when you, after a few days in Bangkok, need some relaxing time to get away from the fast-moving city-center, spend some hours in Lumphini Park. We are sure that you will love it!
Happy traveling and relaxing in the park – stay tuned for a little feature stuff from Lumphini.