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Lumphini Park

Known by locals as the “Lung of Bangkok,” this green breathing space provides a quiet haven for rest, sport and recreation to residents and visitors alike.

Lumphini Park is where tourists and locals come to relax on the lawns and get a break from the busy Bangkok traffic. See the locals practice tai chi and play on the grass or take in a free concert.

King Rama VI acknowledged the need for a green public space in the 1920s. He dedicated 142 acres (57 hectares) of royal land to a park in what is now the central business district of Sathon. He named it after the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.

If you come from Bangkok’s city center, with its concrete buildings, busy streets, bustling temples and cacophony of sounds, the “Lung of Bangkok” really feels like a place where you can breathe deeply. With its palm groves, orchids and an artificial lake, Lumphini Park offers many sights to help you recharge.

Arrive just after dawn, however, and you’ll find the park is a hive of activity, with joggers, locals practicing their tai chi, yoga and sword dancing on the lawns. If you feel like working up a sweat, there is an outdoor gym. Just before sunset, you can join a free open-air aerobics class. Just remember that at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the entire park comes to a standstill to listen to the national anthem as it plays from loudspeakers.

When you have worked up an appetite, head to the stalls near the Rama VI statue at the southwest entrance. You can order pad thai (thick noodles) or a jim joom (hot pot), among other Thai food. The weekend fresh market offers even more treats. Keep an eye out for the giant monitor lizards that patrol the grounds, but don’t be tempted to feed them. This is not allowed because they can attack.

Lumphini Park is public but closes during the night. Two metro stops, Lumphini and Si Lom, are within easy walking distance. Note that the park is a non-smoking zone. If you like classical music, check the schedule of the seasonal Concert in the Park series to see if you can catch a performance on a Sunday afternoon.

Give yourself lots of time at Lumpini Park. Here are some of the top things to do:

You ought to consider buying a Bangkok City Culture - ride through the heart of Bangkok or a Bangkok Walking Tour (Talking + Walking + Eating) during your visit. These experiences are a few of the most sought-after.

Take a look at our Bangkok things to do page to learn about many more activities while you're here.


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Grand Sukhumvit hotel Bangkok ¥6,508
Grand Sukhumvit hotel Bangkok

Grand Sukhumvit hotel Bangkok

99 Sukhumvit Road Soi 6 Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nana Square and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Erawan Shrine and Siam Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Nana BTS Station is only a 4-minute walk and Asoke BTS Station is 10 minutes.

    Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point ¥7,063
    Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point

    Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point

    662 Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Samyan Mitrtown and Lumphini Park. MBK Center and Siam Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Sam Yan Station is only a 3-minute walk and Silom Station is 14 minutes.

      Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 ¥9,167
      Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21

      Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21

      2, Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok, Bangkok
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Embassy of Argentina, and Embassy of India. EmQuartier and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Asoke BTS Station is only a 4-minute walk and Sukhumvit Station is 6 minutes.

        SO/Bangkok ¥14,853
        SO/Bangkok

        SO/Bangkok

        2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Lumphini Park and Chulalongkorn Hospital. Patpong Night Market and BNH Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km). Lumphini Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lumpini Station is 5 minutes.

          Amara Bangkok ¥9,939
          Amara Bangkok

          Amara Bangkok

          180/1 Surawong Road, Sipraya, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patpong Night Market, Wat Hua Lamphong, and King Power MahaNakhon. Thaniya Plaza and Lumphini Park are also within 15 minutes. Chong Nonsi BTS Station is 8 minutes by foot and Sam Yan Station is 10 minutes.

            Bandara Suites Silom Bangkok ¥6,104
            Bandara Suites Silom Bangkok

            Bandara Suites Silom Bangkok

            75/1 Saladaeng Road Silom, Bangkok, Bangkok
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Bangkok City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of BNH Hospital and Silom Complex Shopping Mall. Lumphini Park and Patpong Night Market are also within 15 minutes. Silom Station is 8 minutes by foot and Sala Daeng Station is 9 minutes.

              Pullman Bangkok Hotel G ¥10,319
              Pullman Bangkok Hotel G

              Pullman Bangkok Hotel G

              188 Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Sri Mariamman Temple, Lalai Sap Market, and Neilson Hays Library. King Power MahaNakhon and Patpong Night Market are also within 10 minutes. Chong Nonsi BTS Station is 6 minutes by foot and Sathorn Station is 10 minutes.

                Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery ¥12,404
                Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery

                Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery

                55/555 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lumphini Park, Siam Paragon Mall, and Pratunam Market. MBK Center and Jim Thompson House are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chit Lom BTS Station is 6 minutes by foot and Ploenchit BTS Station is 12 minutes.