A gorgeous park in the heart of the city of Bangkok, the Lumbini Park is an inner city heaven that offers city dwellers a place to reach out to nature. The park is located on five hundred thousand square feet of land and has a rich blend of flora and fauna. It was first initiated as an exhibition centre for Thai crafts, flora and fauna in 1920. The area has hence developed in to a recreational area serving ‘Bangkokians’ who come to life at the park as they jog, walk and ride their bicycles around it before sunrise in the mornings as well as after sunset.
The park is loved by people of all ages. Elders practice their Thai Chi here while workers from surrounding offices head over to the park for some fresh air. It is a favourite place among youngsters who hang out in the evenings here chatting, enjoying the beautiful view and engaging in various forms of physical exercise.
Weekends see a large overflow of locals at the park, laying out a picnic here and engaging in family fun while they try their hand out at paddling, rowing and the outdoor gym and play area. There is a basketball court at the premise for the older kids to shoot some hoops and Sundays see an occasional Jazz band performing here providing beautiful evening entertainment to the visitors.
The Lumbini Park is the perfect place on Bangkok’s map to catch up on a good read as you lay on the lush green grass, or even meditate in peaceful serenity. If you are on the lookout for a Bangkok Hotel close to the park there are plenty of options to choose from. However if you are looking for a little more than mere accommodation and if excellent service standards coupled with a beautiful ambience appeal to you, choose Anantara Bangkok Sathorn and be amazed at what awaits you at this Luxury Hotels Bangkok. Away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city life, this renowned hotel boasts of beautiful city views, world class cuisine and unparalleled service standards within its elegant premise.
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