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Lumphini Park

Known by locals as the “Lung of Bangkok,” this green breathing space provides a quiet haven for rest, sport and recreation to residents and visitors alike.

Lumphini Park is where tourists and locals come to relax on the lawns and get a break from the busy Bangkok traffic. See the locals practice tai chi and play on the grass or take in a free concert.

King Rama VI acknowledged the need for a green public space in the 1920s. He dedicated 142 acres (57 hectares) of royal land to a park in what is now the central business district of Sathon. He named it after the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.

If you come from Bangkok’s city center, with its concrete buildings, busy streets, bustling temples and cacophony of sounds, the “Lung of Bangkok” really feels like a place where you can breathe deeply. With its palm groves, orchids and an artificial lake, Lumphini Park offers many sights to help you recharge.

Arrive just after dawn, however, and you’ll find the park is a hive of activity, with joggers, locals practicing their tai chi, yoga and sword dancing on the lawns. If you feel like working up a sweat, there is an outdoor gym. Just before sunset, you can join a free open-air aerobics class. Just remember that at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the entire park comes to a standstill to listen to the national anthem as it plays from loudspeakers.

When you have worked up an appetite, head to the stalls near the Rama VI statue at the southwest entrance. You can order pad thai (thick noodles) or a jim joom (hot pot), among other Thai food. The weekend fresh market offers even more treats. Keep an eye out for the giant monitor lizards that patrol the grounds, but don’t be tempted to feed them. This is not allowed because they can attack.

Lumphini Park is public but closes during the night. Two metro stops, Lumphini and Si Lom, are within easy walking distance. Note that the park is a non-smoking zone. If you like classical music, check the schedule of the seasonal Concert in the Park series to see if you can catch a performance on a Sunday afternoon.


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Galleria 10 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality NT$1,659
Galleria 10 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

Galleria 10 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

21 Sukhumvit 10 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Bangkok
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sukhumvit, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Benjakitti Park, and Emporium. Benchasiri Park and Erawan Shrine are also within 2 mi (3 km). Nana BTS Station is 6 minutes by foot and Asoke BTS Station is 8 minutes.

    Aspen Suites Hotel Sukhumvit 2 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality NT$1,399
    Aspen Suites Hotel Sukhumvit 2 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

    Aspen Suites Hotel Sukhumvit 2 Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

    65/1 Sukhumvit Soi 2 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sukhumvit, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nana Square and Central Embassy. Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Erawan Shrine are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ploenchit BTS Station is 10 minutes by foot and Nana BTS Station is 11 minutes.

      Citrus Suites Sukhumvit 6 by Compass Hospitality
      Citrus Suites Sukhumvit 6 by Compass Hospitality

      Citrus Suites Sukhumvit 6 by Compass Hospitality

      25/1Sukhumvit Soi 6, Bangkok, Bangkok
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sukhumvit, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nana Square, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, and Central Embassy. Embassy of the United Kingdom and Embassy of the United States are also within 1 mi (2 km). Nana BTS Station is 5 minutes by foot and Ploenchit BTS Station is 11 minutes.

        Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok NT$2,835
        Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok

        Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok

        3 Soi Mahardlekluang 3 Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Police General Hospital and Erawan Shrine. Lumphini Park and CentralWorld Shopping Complex are also within 15 minutes. Ratchadamri BTS Station is 5 minutes by foot and Chit Lom BTS Station is 14 minutes.

          Centre Point Hotel Chidlom NT$1,117
          Centre Point Hotel Chidlom

          Centre Point Hotel Chidlom

          No. 60, Soi 1 Langsuan Road, Patumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Central Chidlom Department Store, Lumphini Park, and Embassy of the United States. Erawan Shrine and Central Embassy are also within 15 minutes. Chit Lom BTS Station is 8 minutes by foot and Ploenchit BTS Station is 13 minutes.

            Galleria 12 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality
            Galleria 12 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

            Galleria 12 Sukhumvit Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

            81/83 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Sukhumvit, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Benjakitti Park, and Emporium. Benchasiri Park and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Asoke BTS Station is 8 minutes by foot and Nana BTS Station is 9 minutes.

              Banyan Tree Bangkok NT$3,338
              Banyan Tree Bangkok

              Banyan Tree Bangkok

              21/100 South Sathon Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lumphini Park, Siam Paragon Mall and Siam Center. Pratunam Market and Wat Pho are also within 6 mi (10 km). Lumphini Station is 8 minutes by foot and Lumpini Station is 11 minutes.

                SO/ BANGKOK NT$2,469
                SO/ BANGKOK

                SO/ BANGKOK

                2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Lumphini Park and Embassy of Germany. BNH Hospital and Silom Complex Shopping Mall are also within 15 minutes. Lumphini Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lumpini Station is 5 minutes.