We were so happy to discover Lumphini Park close by our hotel, the Oriental Residences. The park is a star attraction for local walkers, tai chi and yoga classes and some days zumba. It also has a range of adult exercise equipment and a centre for the elderly and a couple of gyms. A circuit of the park walking takes under an hour and there were many, many locals there every day as well as some foreigners.
The park was apparently a gift to the people of Bangkok from the king and it is certainly appreciated by the many daily users, including a number of groups having daily picnic breakfasts. We loved the fact that at 8am the national anthem is played and everybody stops what they are doing for its duration.
There is playground equipment in the park and paddle boats on its lake. A great place to visit for some exercise and to see where the fit Thais exercise. It's also full of beautiful tropical plantings.More