Lumpini garden in Bangkok

Lumpini garden in Bangkok

To avoied a little the crowd in Bangkok, and to try to stop a little working during an half day, i went to Lumpini Garden in Bangkok.

If you need a respite from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok life, Lumpini Park is the place to find it. Lumpini Park is an oasis in the heart of the city’s business and commercial centre. Remarkably, Lumpini is just 400 metres from the famous night market district of Patpong.

The park is the oldest and largest of Bangkok’s open spacesw. It was opened in the 1920s by King Rama VI and it comprises 58 hectares or 142 acres of parkland, ornamental lakes, and walkways. It is noted for its wildlife and flowers.

Lumpini Park is purely for recreation and relaxation, and access is free. Each year, classical and other concerts are held in one of the gardens in the park. The name “Lumpini” is taken from the birthplace of Buddha in the Rupendehi district of Nepal where he is said to have grown up and lived until the age of 29.

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