The Trees, Water and Flowers of Lumpini Park

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.

Orchids growing on tree trunks in Lumpini

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.

lots of trees in the park

flowers on the side of a canal in lumpini

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.

some giant palm trees

 

 

 

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Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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