If you ever get tired of the bright city lights and the many shopping centres of Bangkok then Lumphini Park is just the place for you. It is the largest park in Bangkok and it is beautiful. Truly remarkable.
King Rama VI created this park on royal grounds in the 1920s. We both found it fascinating that a public park was made for public people on royal land. King Rama the VI was a nice man indeed. Local Thai people seem to think so also with a lot of offerings being left at his statue throughout the day.
The park is about 142 acres. Big enough for you to get lost in. However, there are a lot of signs everywhere and, what with the buildings towering over the park, you can always find your way back to the big city.
Lumphini Park is a lovely way to spend some time in Bangkok. It would be very easy to lose track of time and spend the whole day here. For those who are feeling energetic there are paths for you to run or ride your bicycle around during appropriate times. You can also swim in the swimming pool, read in the public library or go to the outdoor gym and build up some muscles. You may even meet a famous power lifter like Tanya did although Tanya immediately forgot who he was.
Check out our video below that we filmed around Lumphini Park in Bangkok. It is a relatively easy landmark to get to and is surrounded by a number of major roads. Surprisingly, you don't really hear any traffic once you enter the surrounding walls.
BTS Skytrain Silom Line Sala Daeng Station is nearby.
MRT (Bangkok) Lumphini Station and Si Lom Station are nearby.