Lumphini Park Entrance - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the entrance to Lumphini Park and the statue to King Rama VI in Bangkok. The image also shows the famous Bangkok Skytrain lines and the skyline of the the main business district.
Lumphini Park Entrance - FURTHER INFORMATION
Lumphini Park Entrance - Bangkok visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Lumphini Park Entrance' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Central Thailand.
When first established by King Rama VI through the donation of royal land in 1920, Lumphini Park stood on the outskirts of Bangkok. Today the city has greatly expanded, and Lumphini park covers 57.6-hectares (142-acres) next to the main business district, making it one of the largest parks in the city. It is named after the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal and a statue of the king stands at the main, western entrance.
King Rama IV was the sixth monarch of Siam, from the House of Chakri and he ruled from 1910 till his death in 1925. Called Vajiravudh, he was known for promoting Siam nationalism, promoting democracy (though not as fast as his detractors would have wished) and enabling Siam to become only minimally involved in WWI.
Thanon Rama IV
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Thanon Rama IV (4, 45, 47, 50, 67, 76, 141, 505), Thanon Silom (5, 76, 514), Thanon Witthayu (76, 505), Thanon Ratchadamri (15, 50, 505, 514)
Metro: Lumphini MRT, Thanon Silom MRT
Train: Sala Daeng BTS, Chong Nonsi BTS Station