Arguably one of the world’s best centrally located urban parks, Lumpini is being encircled by upscale Sathorn, Ratchadamri, and also by Rama IV roads. It is also reachable via Silom MRT station, Sala Daeng BTS station or Lumpini MRT station. It is only a 5-minute walk from major embassies, some of Bangkok’s 5-star hotels and huge malls at Siam Square. It is also ideally located near to Sathorn Road’s central business district and the tallest building in Bangkok, MahaNakhon Tower which makes it popular among business travellers. Getting to this area is only 40 minutes away from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport and Don Muang airport so here are 5 things you can choose to do around the area.
- Go shopping – With a close vicinity to Siam Paragon, EM District and other major shopping malls (all of which are accessible via the BTS), fulfil your inner shopaholic cravings and do some shopping. Bangkok is known to be a shopping haven for those who love getting the trendiest outfits at knock-off prices so you don’t have to worry about burning a hole in your purse or wallet and look good while you’re at it.
- Go for a spa massage – Another thing that Bangkok is famous for is their authentic Thai massages. Being at a prime location, you’d be sure to find a spa and massage parlour in every corner of the Lumpini park. Indulge in a foot massage or some full body therapy and be rejuvenated in your mind, soul and spirit.
- Tailor a new suit – Some travellers recommend picking up a new suit (or suits) in Bangkok as they are professional and exceptionally fast in their service. Not to mention, the prices are incredible. Check out Peninsula Tailors at Rajdamri Road nearby and get the professionals to fix you up with a new look! If you have an idea of what you want, head on over to pick the materials and get measured for your new attire.
- Go on a food trail – On the subject of food, Lumpini Park is one to impress. Aside from the food vendors camped outside the gates of the Rama VI statue, serving up some delicious variations of the ‘pad thai’ (a Thai noodle dish) and ‘jim joom’ (a meat and vegetable hot pot), the weekend food market is where you will find a variety of market stalls selling all kinds of food from fresh seafood to fruits and vegetables to ready-to-eat Chinese grubs like deep-fried snacks and tasty vegetable patties. Go on a food trail and try all that is available and if you’re up for a chlorophyll fix, give the wheatgrass juice a go.
- Visit the Erawan Shrine – If you’re interested in culture and doing what the locals do, feel free to pay tribute to Buddha in one of the many beautiful temples around the area. For a small fee, you can buy flowers or incense and candles to place on the shrine.
If you are planning on a holiday to Bangkok, the best hotel near Lumpini park is one where the location is ideal for shopping, entertainment and business, right in the heart of the city of Bangkok. As this location is near a BTS station and underground subways, it is highly recommended in order to experience the best that this city has to offer.