Taking a look at my earlier post about Lumpini, I spent more time on the lizards of Lumpini than the park itself. To read my introduction to Lumpini and about the lizards: https://faranginbangkok.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/a-visit-to-lumpini-park-sights-sounds-and-lizards/
Lumpini is Bangkok’s Central Park. Regardless of your entry point, you cross a busy street and urban jungle to enter the park. Once in the park, you are in the large, green park with lakes and canals, large trees and flowers and no automobiles.
The flowers and trees are something I didn’t mention in my first post. Bangkok is not just home to great palm trees, there are loads of hardwood trees that provide a great deal of shade.
The flowers are amazing and grow everywhere. I was able to see loads of great plants and flowers during my years in California; while the foliage is not as dramatic in Bangkok, the flowers and amazing and seem to grow everywhere.
The flowers are amazing. I was able to see loads of great plants and flowers during my years in California; while the foliage is not as dramatic in Bangkok, the flowers seem to grow everywhere.
The park changes all day- loads of exercisers in the morning and evening and relative quiet in the middle of the day due to the heat. I always recommend an early morning visit, it is usually nice and cool, you can walk the park and observe every kind of exercise in what appears to be impromptu settings. After the walk, you can grab a bowl of noodle on the street- best noodles are along the Sarasin Street side of the park.