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Lumpini Park in Bangkok

A green escape to exercise in the heart of Bangkok

Lumpini Park, located between Bangkok’s lively Ploenchit and Silom neighbourhoods, is a 142-acre urban retreat, dating as far back as 1925. Surrounded by high-end buildings, shopping malls, hotels, and even rooftop bars, the park is a haven for both locals and tourists, providing a peaceful escape from the hectic pace of daily life.

Hi So rooftop bar at So Sofitel Bangkok

Running, cycling and Fitness

Every day, especially after 5 pm, exercise enthusiasts come together in Lumpini Park to enjoy a variety of activities that promote health and wellness. Runners can be spotted on the park’s well-kept routes, enjoying the lush greenery and relatively fresh air (depending the the PM level of the day). Cyclists also use the park during authorised hours (10 am to 3 pm), enjoying the opportunity to bike across the attractive surroundings.

Running in Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Lumpini Park offers a variety of scheduled workouts. Outdoor aerobic exercises, full of energetic music and enthusiastic trainers, draw people wanting to work up a sweat while taking in the park’s atmosphere.

Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Furthermore, indoor fitness centres equipped with high-quality equipment cater to people ready to pay for a full workout experience.

Lumpini Park Fitness in Bangkok

Lumpini Park has budget-conscious exercise areas as well. A modest outdoor fitness area with affordable workout equipment attracts people of individuals looking to remain in shape without breaking the bank. Basketball courts expand the park’s recreational activities, allowing for competitive spirit and companionship.

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On the fun side

Cats at Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Lumpini Park serves as both a physical activity hub and an escape for wildlife and cultural values. Hundreds of friendly cats call the park home, developing playful friendships with runners who like stroking and feeding them. The park’s ponds are home to massive monitor lizards, which occasionally stroll across running tracks. While these animals are normally harmless, visitors should keep their distance and let them walk freely.

A Giant Monitor in Lumpini Park, Bangkok

Events

Lumphini Park Bangkok Orchestra

Throughout the year, Lumpini Park holds a variety of events and fairs that attract visitors from near and far. From the bright Red Cross Fair to various events, the park transforms into a bustling hub of activity, packed with visitors eager to take part in the fun.

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In essence, Lumpini Park is a green oasis within Bangkok’s urban cityscape, offering relaxation, natural beauty, and historical value. Visitors looking for a workout, a calm escape, or a taste of local tradition can find a place and inspiration in its green surroundings.

Lumphini Park Bangkok event

Good to know

Every day at 6 p.m., the national anthem is played around Lumpini Park, setting off a melancholy tradition. In a display of respect, runners and park visitors alike pause their activity to pay respect to their country with a moment of silent thought.

Lumpini Park in Bangkok Ploenchit

One Bangkok

One Bangkok

One Bangkok is a new and gigantic development in Bangkok with a prime location in Ploenchit which is becoming the high-end heart of Bangkok, just next to the popular Lumpini Park. It is a mixed-use development project that aims to create a new central business district in the heart of the city, covering an area of approximately 16.7 hectares. One Bangkok will include office buildings, retail spaces, luxury hotels, residences, art galleries, public spaces and gardens, all designed to create a vibrant and sustainable urban environment.

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Lumpini Park Info

Location: Ploenchit
Address: Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Hours: 4.30 am – 10 pm
Cycling: 10 am – 3 pm
Entrance: Free
Parking
: yes (free)
Regulations
: No smoking, no alcohol, no dogs, no drones
Closest MRT Station: MRT Silom, MRT Lumphini (Exit 1)
Closest BTS Station: BTS Sala Daeng
Created: 1925
Area: 142 acres (57 ha)

Lumpini Park Map

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