Lumpini Park – Finding Tranquillity in the City of Angles

Bangkok (also known as the City of Angles) is a modern metropolis that is constantly on the move. Of course, amidst all this hustle and bustle one needs a place to take a breather and unwind; for this, Lumpini Park is just the place.

Green Oasis

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Easily accessible for those staying at a Bangkok hotel near BTS, Lumpini Park offers a lush green escape where one can enjoy walking under tree shaded paths or just relax by a tranquil lake.

Meeting feathery friends

Apart from little egrets, Lumpini Park features a variety of other birds that add to the site’s charm. So if you are staying at nearby hotels or resorts like Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites, you can even plan to get in some bird watching while on holiday.

Recreation on land & water

Lumpini Park is a great spot for cycling, practising Tai Chi or jogging. For some fun with the family, friends or that special someone you could even head to the lake and go out on a paddleboat.

Taking some “me” time

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Nik Cyclist from Bangkok, Thailand, Suan Lumpini (8924155257)CC BY 2.0

Of course, when the day is done and you have had your fill of adventures in Bangkok, Lumpini Park is the perfect place to just sit down, chill out and watch the world go slowly by.

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Wat Pathum Wanaram – Finding Elusive Peace in Bangkok

Locked away in your room at a hotel such as the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites or submerged in the aromatic waters of a spa are two of the few places one would dream of experiencing peace in Bangkok as the city is known to be effervescent and bubbling. Those who stay at a Bangkok hotel near BTS would be able to easily locate the temple named Wat Pathum Wanaram which is nestled between the two busy hubs, Siam Square and Chitlom where one runs in to tranquility in the most unexpected fashion. The noise dulls into oblivion, the dazzling city colours fade in to the pearl white structure of the temple or wat and the mad desires to shop are quenched by a sudden longing for spiritual realization as you step in to the holy grounds which are surrounded by trees.

These trees are where locals tie and attach their wishes to; hence amidst the rustling of leaves, you would also find pieces of paper and board swinging to the breeze. A thin but tall pagoda with a spire that stands above the rest of the buildings in the temple is the eye catcher with even some of the trees in the area falling short of hiding its looming height.

The temple had been constructed during the time of King Rama IV whose wish of worshipping in proximity to his royal abode, the Sa Pathum Palace came true when this temple was brought to life amidst what is believed to have been paddy fields during that time. Wat Pathum Wanaram is akin to many Buddhist shrines in Bangkok, including a Bo Tree, but it has the extra distinguishing factor of being one of the oldest places of worship. Nevertheless, to date there are no tell tale signs of its age as the buildings which consist of the main temple building, the monk’s quarters, the pagoda and the library are in a great state of repair.

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Parks in Bangkok – The most popular hangout spots

Most believe that Bangkok is a shopping capital and a city that is filled with sky-rises however, the opposite is also true. There are quite a few parks which are spread throughout the city that offer a greenery filled, peaceful resting place for weary locals. These parks are also a great attraction for the hundreds of travelers to come into the city each year. The parks in Bangkok are beautifully landscaped and most of them even include a few sporting facilities which can be enjoyed after the payment of a small fee.

Lumpini Park is one of the most popular spots in the city. The park offers a cool retreat from the bustling city and derives its name from the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The park is also home to many different varieties of animals and plants. The central location of this decades-old green haven puts it in close proximity to many a hotel and long stay accommodation in Bangkok such as Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites along with several others, where travelers to the city can stay on vacation. Those who do not wish to engage in a physically demanding outdoor activity at the park can always opt for a family picnic or leisurely stroll beneath the canopy of the trees.

Benjakiti Park is a stunning feat of architecture and landscaping based around the Ratchada Lake. With a fountain as the focal piece at the centre of the park and the many events that happen here, this is easily one of the most popular attractions of the city.

Benjasiri Park also known as Queens Park was constructed in the year 1992 and is a hit up to date with many locals and foreigners. Skillfully adorned with perfect sculptures done by the maestro Mesium Yipinsoy, the park also features water dances and many sports facilities rarely found elsewhere.

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