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Lumphini Park: relaxation among the lizards

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The city's most famous park is an idyllic playground for locals.

Island of greenery in one of the most polluted urban jungles on the planet, the royal park is worth visiting for its shimmering natural scenery, the incredible number of rare tropical species in and around its giant man-made pond, and the human activities that it animates.

At any time of day, Lumphini is a rich spectacle. At dawn, tai chi starts on the lawn, along with aerobics on the outdoor gym machines. At dusk, open-air dance classes take over, to the rhythm of hand-built music boxes.

And it all takes place under the placid gaze of huge monitor lizards, the only official residents of the park, which feed on picnic leftovers. In December and January, the Philharmonic Orchestra holds sumptuous free concerts.

Lumphini Park
Rama IV Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok

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