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Published October 1st 2012
Meditation, Tai Chi, boating and general peace in the park
Lumpini Park is in the heart of Bangkok's business district Silom, and is a peaceful hideaway from the city surrounding it. As you can see from the picture above you are always distinctly aware of the city around you but the green grass, trees and boating lake allow for some serenity.
In the mornings groups gather to practice Tai Chi, joggers parade around the lake and some use the outdoor gym facilities to get a full workout.
I have sat in meditation under a tree here and while it is humid and sweaty the difference between the park and the busy roads around make for a pleasant experience.
Lumpini is the place in Nepal where the Buddha was born so in a predominantly Buddhist country the name of this park has real significance and it seems appropriate to do some spiritual practice here.