Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of tranquility, fresh air and shade – offering city dwellers the perfect connection to nature. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is more than half a million square metres big, and the habitat of various flora and fauna.

Lumpini Park appeals to people of all ages today, from wise elders practicing tai chi, sweethearts lounging by the lakeside, to nine-to-five workers craving fresh air and physical exercise – and every other shade in between. The park is home to ever rarer indigenous flora, a forest park, and some quirky residents like the water monitor lizards.

The well-groomed park area is a great place for recreation, sports and romantic walks. Several ponds, jogging and bicycle tracks, children’s playgrounds and sports fields – there are plenty of opportunities for having a great time in the park.

Lumpini Park Opening Hours: 04:30 – 21:00 Location: Rama IV Road, Pathumwan 

How to get there: MRT Subway Silom or Lumphini Stations will drop you right opposite the park.

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