Lumphini Park is to Bangkok what Central Park is to New York City. It’s a large plot of beautifully manicured landscaping with plenty of shade, cute little lakes, and random shelters to hide from the rain when needed, tightly surrounded by all the skyscrapers of downtown. When researching the top “must do” things to do in Bangkok, this was in the top 3! And I can understand why now that I have been there. It’s amazing! We spent a good afternoon here and enjoyed every second.
This little guy (he was HUGE) came out to greet us while we were in the park. There are hundreds of them throughout Lumphini Park but they really stay to themselves and didn’t bother anyone. They are alarming and dreadful in appearance, but Husband was deeply fascinated so we stood around and watched them roam freely. Eeeek! Click the link above to read more about these little creepers.
On another note, our hotel was located right next to the U.S. Embassy so every time we left I would see this amazing street art that was done in collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Two Nations. One Friendship. 180 Years. campaign. Pretty neat!