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WANDER / LUMPHINI PARK
An increasingly rare pocket of green space in central Bangkok, the capital’s first public park is still going strong. The 57.6 hectares that make up Lumphini Park are dotted with a wondrous array of flora, including hundreds of trees that provide perfect respite from the sun. With a library, youth centre, lake with paddleboats and the famed King Rama VI statue, there is plenty to see and do here, but perhaps the greatest activity of all is finding a shaded patch of grass and settling down with a good book – while keeping an eye on the array of life attracted to this copious lung, of course.
BROWSE / BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY
One of relatively few purpose-built commercial art galleries in Bangkok, CityCity is a vision in pure white, with hosted works benefiting from the extreme ‘blank canvas’ design aesthetic. The space, founded in 2015 by filmmaker-cum art-collector Akapol ‘Op’ Sudasna and former Thailand Creative and Design Centre curator Supamas Phahulo, hosts exhibitions that tend towards cool rather than classic, and have previously shown the likes of manga artist Wisut Ponnimit, contemporary designer Grisana Eimeamkamol and Bangkok street art royalty Alex Face.