Why Lumphini Park is a must-see for visitors to Bangkok
Situated in the heart of Bangkok, opposite the Dusit Thani Hotel on Silom, is a green space in the over-crowded CBD that attracts thousands of visitors every day.
It’s a magnet for all ages to walk, excercise, 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.
I used to run here three times a week. Four laps of the park @2.52km/lap. I used to arrive before dawn, as I ran I saw dawn break. Wonderful.
It’s a micro world of its own. A village within a city. A wondrous place. Well worth getting up early for. If you get the chance go – take a look! You won’t be disappointed. I can guarantee.
After running it was back home to eat and shower and put on a suit. My driver would get me to my hotel office by 8 am. In the car I would manage to read the entire Bangkok Post everyday. Essential reading for any expat living here and in business, managing people. Even more so for a hotel GM.
It was a great start to the day! At night I slept like a baby. Ready to do it all over again.