Lounging in Lumphini Park

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2014

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For a city with such a staggering population (more than 8 million people as of 2010), Bangkok, Thailand has surprisingly few public parks. Situated in the center of the city, Lumpini Park is one of the best and the biggest.

Named for the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, Lumpini was constructed on royal property in the early 20th century at the behest of King Rama VI.

Within the grounds, a man-made lake provides recreational enthusiasts with opportunities for row boating and communing with the considerable population of turtles that flock like waterfowl to the lakeshore in pursuit of breadcrumbs and other snacks.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Bangkok Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Bangkok.

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