Lumpini Park in Bangkok
The Breathtaking Lumpini Park
Lumbini is where the Buddha was born. The place is still in Nepal now open for public. Lumpini Park has been influenced by the original location in Nepal. The park was built as far back as 1920. It was initially set up with the purpose of being a centre to showcase Thai crafts and various other floral items. The architects of the park, however, could not accomplish that mission. The park instead became an ideal place for various leisure activities. Even today, joggers and light workout enthusiasts are an unmistakable sight.
The Lumpini Park knows no age barrier. Whatever age group you belong to, the park has something to offer in terms of recreational activities. If you can arrange to lodge at a Bangkok apartment hotel located close to the park, you can enjoy your holiday while attending to other to-dos in your vacation schedule. For instance, if you book somewhere like Adelphi Forty-Nine, you can look forward to chilling out in the park at the end of a busy day.
You are likely to spot elderly walkers immersed in tai chi, lovers taking a leisurely stroll along the lakeside while office employees relax after a full day of work. Do not forget to notice the local flora and fauna, some of which are both indigenous and rare. The forest park located on the premises is a must-visit. You will, of course, come across the long-time residents of the park such as water monitor lizards.
The park has a noteworthy presence in contrast to the skyscrapers that mark the urbanity. The park’s weekend serenity morphs into a hive of activities such as paddle boats, rowing and other outdoor games. Even if you are not much into outdoor games, it’s enjoyable to watch others indulging in the weekend liberty.
Before the sunset, you can take part in open-air aerobics. The local jazz groups add melody to the evening episode. If you feel a little hungry, the hawkers are passing by selling snacks for a song.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+