2025 will be 100th anniversary of Lumpini Park


In 1925, King Rama VI donated 360 rai (about 57 hectares) of land owned by him to the nation to be used as a fair.

The Siamrat Phiphitthaphan Trade Fair was held here to promote Thai commodities and industrial productions among Thais and foreigners. After the fair, the king wanted to turn the land into a public park which was given the name of Lumphini. It is named after Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal for prosperity, although its location at the time was considered the outskirts of the city.

2025 will therefore be the 10th anniversary of Lumpini Park.

On January 27, 2022, the Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that Bangkok is currently working on a project to renovate Lumpini Park which is a world-class public park developed to be a space for people of all ages Including people with disabilities can use the park in the same way according to the concept of Universal Design.

For this reason, on Sunday 30 January 2022 in the palm grove area, an exhibition was organized that proposes ideas for renovating the Lumpini Park on the occasion of its centenary.

Visitors who attended the event were able to learn about the renewal plan.

Lumpini Park is Bangkok’s first public park.

because it has been open for a long time, the utility system deterioration problem has occurred. water quality of the pond, in addition to the problem of insufficient and disordered parking. The layout of the area does not respond to the needs of use and does not correspond to the lifestyle of the people of the city today, etc.

Bangkok The Bureau of Environment has a plan to improve by planning the development of Lumpini Park, for example by adapting the area to create cultural activities in the city as a space for performing arts and learning resources There is a courtyard of the building of the entertainment. Adjust the performance stage area to have a circular observation post. It supports over 25,000 users

Add plants, flowers, add a seating area to relax. Upgrade the forest park for learning about nature and to be a forest with a variety of plants Create a forest area in the city. Reduce urban environmental problems such as dust problems. Adjust the area for various activities and suitable for the era. There are multiple areas for different activities.

Adjust the area along the pond so that everyone can use more. There is a Friends Running Pavilion where runners can take friends with visual impairments for exercise in the garden. Continue to improve the infrastructure and utilities within the park. Regulating the road area along the central axis of the garden From the entrance gate of Rama VI to the side of Wireless Road.

The power cord is brought to the ground.

Connect the drain hose around the garden so that there is no flooding of roads, garden paths and has a water circulation system in the pond including the development of the connection point of Lumpini Park, Green Bridge, and Benjakitti Park to be animated by walkways and cycle paths for the sustainable development of green areas.

Mirko Bennardo
Author: Mirko Bennardo


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