Rama V Rd., Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
The memorial statue of King Rama VI, sculpted by Professor SilpPhirasri, is located in front of Lumpini Park as a a tribute to King Vajiravudh and his legacy to the residents and visitors to Bangkok. It was enshrined on 7 June 1941. H.M. King BhumibolAdulyadej presided over the opening of the monument on 27 March 1942.
The area, in which the royal statue of King Rama 6 is situated, has an interesting history in that Lumpini Park is the first public park in Thailand. It is located on Thanon Rama 4 surrounded by ThanonWittayu, ThanonRatchadumri and Soi Sarasin, KwaengLumpini, Pathumwan District, Bangkok. It was constructed in the reign of King Rama VII. Formerly, it possessed 360 rais at Saladaeng Field which King Rama VI gave in order to build “Siam Museum” to exhibit Thai product for the first time. The reason why Thailand established this museum is that the country would like to host the famous World’s exposition. However, due to the World War I and the fact that the King passed away, the plan was cancelled. Consequently, it was transformed into a public park given the name “Lumpini Park” as the birth place of the Lord Buddha is called “Lumpini” in Nepal.
It is a multi-purpose park, used in many recreational activities for the public and used as a place for recreational centers and clubs under the vision of green area, which is agreeable and is sheltered with old trees. These trees surround the natural atmosphere which includes a large pond, various kinds of colorful and green plants, notable palm gardens or splendid bamboo gardens among some buildings. These factors play a vital role in the ecosystem as a shelter and food resources for animals.
Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok Night Bazaar and the underground train (Silom and Lumpinee Station) are also located in the vicinity. The area is an appropriate photo location and several historic get-togethers of Thai history.