Bangkok’s Lumphini Park popular for all types of walkers
Lumphini Park, situated in the heart of Bangkok, opposite the Dusit Thani Hotel on Silom, it’s a green space in the over crowded CBD that attracts thousands of visitors every day. It’ s a magnet for all ages to walk; exercise, convalesce, eat or meet friends. For many it’s a beautiful space to just sit and watch the world. Being outdoors, away from traffic, surrounded by nature is it’s draw. It’s Bangkok’s Hyde Park or Central Park, with an Asian twist. Buddhist monks sit with worshippers in a make shift outdoor W at (temple). A group of elderly practice the ancient art of Tai Chi the ancient martial art form from China, with giant fans as their swords. Around the corner a huge outdoor food court. In the mornings its biggest selling item is congee (boiled rice) similar in consistency to porridge. No honey or fruit in this dish. It’s accompanied with scallions, ginger or chilli flakes and of course a liberal dash of fish sauce. Walking a lap around the park is 2.52km.