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“Not worth it on a short trip” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park
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Tai-Chi in Lumpini Park Bangkok
Ranked #17 of 524 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is the largest and oldest park in the city.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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“Not worth it on a short trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

So, it's a nice park. If you come from a place where there's no greenery, or if you're in Bangkok for a while, you'll probably enjoy it.
Otherwise it's not that special really...
We walked through on a weekday, it was deserted. Probably more enjoyable on a weekend.

Visited January 2014
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“Lumpini Park”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

The park is really very nice to walk through but BUT this trip [ March 2014 ] it was full of protesters a veritable tent city there and one wonders about the hygiene there , as far as I know they are still there.If they have gone when you go it is worth walking through

Visited March 2014
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“A city lung”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great place to relax when the inevitable throb and pollution from dense traffic begins to be oppressive. A genuine green lung with some real surprises. A variety of wild birds live there, unexpectedly includes Roller. Very nice system of interconnected Lakes and small canals, packed with giant catfish shoals and carp. Most interesting of all are the giant water monitors. I have watched these from Myanmar to the ends of Indonesia, but they really are huge in this park in the centre of Bangkok. There are a couple of ancient males which must be 3 metres including the tail. You will see them everywhere, the population is very large. There are free live concerts, a workout session for hundreds every day at 18.00 pm (horribly fascinating and quite ridiculously western) and a whole lot of very butch guys weight lifting in different areas (I kid you not).

Visited August 2013
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“Being Spoiled by Protesters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is such a beautiful park & is a great place to escape the busy Bangkok streets. . . Well, it was, This place is now a NO GO ZONE in Bangkok. The park is rapidly being spoiled by the protesters who have set up camp in the park. A ride past on the BTS into Sala Daeng station reveals the mass of plastic shelters & tents that have been erected & the rubbish strewn all around. I'm not sure if the protesters realise what they are doing to this once beautiful place or even if they care. They only seem to care about themselves.
I spoke with a few Thai people about the park & they said they just don't go there any more as they don't want any trouble. . SUCH A SHAME!

Visited April 2014
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“Nice way to see local Thais enjoying the outdoors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

There's a lot going on in this park at any time. People exercising, playing badminton, doing Tai Chi. There's a lake that you can hire boats to pedal around. Or row. Families with children might enjoy this. Some of the boats have a small roof for much-needed shade too. You can also buy food to feed the catfish and turtles at the gates on the way in for very little money.

There are bathrooms and a lovely big playground. At certain times of year they offer a concert at sunset on Sundays for free. One interesting thing to see for tourists is the playing of the national anthem at 6pm. Everyone stops moving and stands still (and you would also be obliged to observe this custom). Fun, cheap afternoon out.

Visited December 2013
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