Lumpini is one of the best areas to stay in Bangkok. In this detailed guide to Lumpini area you will find the essential information about this neighborhood around Lumpini Park with the most popular attractions and things to do in Lumpini, transportation, and selection of hotels according to your budget.
Lumpini is one of the wealthy Bangkok residential areas that are popular among rich people. It is home to a large number of embassies and consulates of many countries as well as numerous high-rise buildings. Lumpini area is close to the central business district (CBD) of Silom and Sathorn but this area is much different from other areas in central Bangkok as Lumpini gives you green spaces with a huge Lumpini Park, where you can stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy plenty of leisure outdoor activities.
Lumpini area is easily accessible and perfect for sightseeing as BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro lines cross it. If you want to go out at night, entertainment district of Patpong and several famous sky bars are within a walking distance from the area.
The selection of hotels in Lumpini area isn't that big. Most of the hotels in Lumpini area are up-scale hotels and centered around Wireless Road. They are offering high standards and exceptional services to tourists so it's a good area for those who want to enjoy a luxurious hotel stay.
Where is Lumpini Area in Bangkok?
Lumpini area is referred to the location that covers Sarasin Road to the north, Rama 4 Road to the south, Wireless Road to the east, and Ratchadamri Road to the west, with Lumpini Park being the center point of this area.
Attractions in Lumpini Area
Lumpini area is relatively close to the major tourist sites of the city, so you will find great things to do in Lumpini from day to night.
Lumpini Park: A green area spread over an area of 56 hectares right in the middle of Bangkok city, perfect for exercise, walking, jogging, cycling and picnics. There are water bikes and paddle boats to float around the lake of the park.
King Rama VI Statue: The memorial statue of King Rama VI, sculpted by Professor SilpPhirasri, was built to commemorate the opening of the surrounding Lumpini Park.
Soi Patpong: The oldest red light district in Bangkok, which is a small alley about 200 meters long with many go-go bars and clubs.
Patpong Night Market: A night market on Patpong Road in Bangkok's entertainment district with most of stalls selling miscellaneous goods, clothing, accessories and only few food stalls.
Rooftop Bars: Lumpini is just a short distance to many rooftop bars, where you can enjoy nightlife with a spectacular view. The most famous rooftop bars close to the area are the following:
Sirocco Sky Bar: The spectacular open-air rooftop bar on the top of Lebua Hotel at State Tower, 63 floors above Silom Road, on the Chao Phraya River side.
Scarlett Rooftop Bar: Perched on the 37th floor of Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in the heart of Silom and serving exquisite French cuisine, creative cocktails, a great wine list and panoramic views of Bangkok’s skyline.
Yao Rooftop Bar: Bangkok's first Chinese-influenced multi-level venue. With Bangkok's glittering high-rise skyline on one side and the historic old town on the other, the bar, located on 32nd Floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, is offering Dim Sum selections along with signature refreshing mocktails and cocktails.
King Power Mahanakhon SkyWalk: The most iconic observation deck in Bangkok, where you can walk on the edge of the building along the glass-floored skywalk to see a 360-degree panoramic view of the city's skyline.
Silom Complex Mall: A small shopping mall in Silom area with everything you could buy from clothing, shoes, to books. There are several cuisine restaurants, banks, a food court and supermarket inside the mall.
Wat Hua Lamphong: A famous Royal Buddhist temple, where locals come for merit making activities and donate coffins for poor people with no family 24 hours a day.
Erawan Tea Room: Named “one of the world’s best high teas” by Lonely Planet and recognized by Michelin, Erawan Tea Room at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is a truly unique space to indulge in gourmet Thai and western food and delicious teas.
DIORA Langsuan Luxury Spa: Enjoy an extensive range of tailor-made spa and body treatments complemented with Asian massage techniques. The spa's treatment rooms can cater to solo travelers, romantic couples, or even a family on vacation.
Transportation in Lumpini Area
Bangkok’s Lumpini area is one of the best connected by public transport areas in the city as it is surrounded by BTS Skytrain and MRT Metro lines, making it easy to access all main sightseeing spots and other attractions.
Lumpini area is crossed by BTS SkyTrain Silom line, beginning at Bang Wa Station and ending at National Stadium Station. The main stops of the area are Ratchadamri BTS Station and Sala Daeng BTS Station. These stations are on the same BTS line as Bangkok’s shopping district Siam Square and Saphan Taksin station, where you can jump to the Chao Phraya Express Boat at Sathorn Pier.
To make your travel experience more efficient, book BTS Skytrain One Day Pass in advance for unlimited travel on BTS Skytrain during a single day and avoid the long queues at ticket machines.
There are also MRT Metro Lumpini Station and Silom Station located in the area so you can get from Lumpini area to Chinatown, Rattanakosin or Sukhumvit directly.
Several Bangkok bus routes pass through Lumpini area on different roads:
- Rama 4 Road: Bus No. 4, 14, 47, 67, 74, 76, 106, 109 and 115
- Wireless Road: Bus No. 13, 17, 62, 76 and 106
- Sarasin Road: Bus No. 13, 76 and 106
- Ratchadamri Road: Bus No. 14, 15, 74, 77 and 119
How to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lumpini
By Train: Airport Rail Link train connects Suvarnabhumi Airport with MRT Metro at Makkasan Station. There you can take a train from Phetchaburi MRT station directly to Lumpini station or Silom station in Lumpini area.
By Airport Express Bus: Airport Express bus service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok downtown (BKK Airport-Sathorn Route) makes a stop at a popular hotel in Lumpini area, Montien Hotel Surawong Bangkok. Price is 180 THB.
By Private Transfer: Enjoy a premium and hassle-free experience going from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Bangkok Lumpini area with VIP transfer service. All-inclusive price includes a luxurious ride with comfortable seating and ample luggage space.
By Taxi: Bangkok taxi ride from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lumpini area takes approximately 1 hour. The price should be approximately 250-300 THB plus an additional 50 THB airport fee.
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How to get from Don Mueang Airport to Lumpini
By Train: SRT Red Line Train from Don Mueang Airport stops at Bang Sue station, which is connected to MRT Blue line with trains running to MRT Lumpini station or Silom station.
By Bus: Airport Bus A3 runs all the way from Don Mueang Airport to Lumpini Park and costs only 50 THB.
By Taxi: Taxi ride from Don Mueang Airport to Lumpini area takes approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on the traffic. The price should be approximately 200-250 THB plus an additional 50 THB airport fee.
Places to Stay in Lumpini Area
Some of the best hotels in Lumpini area offering accommodation near Lumpini Park are listed below.
Budget-Friendly Hotels in Lumpini
The Inn Saladaeng: Affordable 3-star hotel with comfortable rooms and convenient location behind Silom Complex shopping mall, close to BTS, MRT, Lumpini park.
Pula Silom: Budget 3-star hotel offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel is located right in the heart of Silom, from where Lumpini Park is minutes away.
Bally Suite Silom: A design hotel conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok business district, within a walking distance to Lumpini Park and Silom Complex.
Mid-Range Hotels in Lumpini
The Raya Surawong Bangkok: Modern boutique hotel offering a total 55 rooms and suites with modern amenities. It is conveniently located within a walking distance from Lumpini Park that makes the hotel a great choice for travelers.
Bandara Suites Silom, Bangkok: The 27-storey 4-star hotel comprise a convenient range of accommodations from One Bedroom Suite, Executive Suite, Two Bedroom Suite, to Penthouse. Hotel facilities and amenities include all-day-dining restaurant, two swimming pools, fitness center and business facilities.
The Cotton Saladaeng Hotel: 3.5-star hotel, located 5 minutes from Lumpini Park, provides accommodations with a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.
Luxury Hotels in Lumpini
Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park: Luxury hotel next to Sala Daeng BTS Station and Silom MRT Station. There are newly renovated rooms with premium amenities situated from the 24th floor onwards, providing breathtaking views of the vibrant Bangkok cityscape.
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: An evergreen enclave in this luxury five-star hotel in Bangkok, spacious rooms and suites are designed for your comfort and the variety of culinary creations, wellness and wellbeing is at the heart of every experience. Discover the perfect balance of luxury and wellness in the heart of Bangkok, close to Lumpini Park.
SO/ Bangkok: Luxury 5-star hotel across the road from Lumpini Park features stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Guests can enjoy world-class facilities and accommodations, including restaurants, rooftop bar, SO/ SPA and Infinity Pool.
AETAS Lumpini: A contemporary hotel in Bangkok business district, opposite the green expanse of Lumpini Park. The hotel offers guests exquisitely decorated and furnished rooms supported by a staff and management dedicated to making your stay in Bangkok both productive and memorable.
Tips for a stay in Lumpini
The choice of hotels in Lumpini area is quite limited. However, you will find luxury hotels and several more budget-friendly accommodation for a good night sleep in the area. For more options in close proximity, you can also check nearby areas of Siam, Silom and Sathorn.
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Popular Day Tours from Bangkok
Bangkok Day Tour: Visit the stunning Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew), Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram (Wat Pho), then cross the river on a ferry boat and stop by Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).
Ayutthaya Day Tour: Admire Thailand's history and cultural heritage and explore the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, roam markets, and discover some of Thailand's most charming temples in Ayutthaya.
Floating Markets Day Tour: Take a tour to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, ride long-tail boat down Amphawa Floating Market's river and watch a train passing through the middle of a bustling market at the Maeklong Railway Market.
Kanchanaburi Highlights Day Tour: Travel back in time and recapture Kanchanaburi's triumphs and tragedies on the River Kwai Bridge and discover WW2 landmarks including the Death Railway.
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