Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park is one of the biggest open spaces in Bangkok (around 57 Hectares). It’s a favorite spot among locals for picnics, jogging or just hanging out with their friends. It’s also frequented by tourists who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city without leaving the city itself.

I’ve been to Bangkok for numerous times but have only been to Lumphini Park once. It was a nice surprise to find out that the park hosts a lot of animals. I highly suggest that on your next visit to Bangkok that you spend a couple of hours in Lumphini Park and enjoy the serene and calm ambiance of the park. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you as you’ll see a lot of animals as well.

Aside from the pigeons, squirrels and other birds, here are some animals that I saw in Lumphini Park:

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

You’ll find a lot of monitor lizards around the watery area of the park. Some are swimming in the man-made lake and some are just basking under the sun. These monitor lizards seemed to be used to people as they’re not afraid to get close. Never feed these animals though. It’s also n Lumphini Park where I saw a huge monitor lizard, it’s so big it looks like a Komodo Dragon. It’s the biggest I’ve seen in my life.

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

There are also turtles in Lumphini but they immediately jump to the water when you approach them.

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

What a surprise to see a white heron in Lumphini. I saw this one near the creek and it’s hunting for small fishes. It caught a couple of small fishes before it flew away.

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

This crow is huge and looks scary. There are lots of crows in Lumphini Park. Surprisingly, it seems that they’re not afraid to get close to some people especially to those who are throwing bread crumbs to them.

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

I don’t know what this bird is called and I saw it drying its wings near the swampy area of the park.

Urban Safari in Lumphini Park

Sorry for the blurry picture but this bird moves so fast. Do you know kind of bird this is?

There are other species of birds that I saw in the park but wasn’t able to take their pictures because they moved d@mn fast. Maybe I need to upgrade my zoom lens. 😉

Have you ben to Lumphini Park in Bangkok? Feel free to share your tips and suggestions.

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