The green lung of Bangkok’s city center, Lumphini Park is Thailand’s very first public park. The 58-hectare park was a private land of King Rama VI, named Thung Sala Daeng (Sala Daeng Field), which was re-landscaped in order to host Thailand’s first Expo in 1920s, which failed to happen as the king passed away. The park was later open for the public uses in 1952, and remains Bangkok’s top leisure park with some 10,000 visitors daily.
During the cooler months of the year, from December to February, there’s a series of free live orchestra concerts on Sundays “Concert in the Park“ hosted by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra featuring a number of guest singers, which makes a good opportunity for a chill-out picnic.
Opening hours: Daily, 5am - 9pm
Getting there: BTS Sala Daeng station, MRT Silom station. Bus no. 4,13, 22, 45, 47, 141