Lizzards and Lakes in BANGKOK

Lumphini Park is a large central urban park featuring lots of walking paths, playgrounds, an artificial lake with boat rentals, and most importantly, lizards!

Video Transcript

This is the world famous Lumpini Park otherwise known as Bangkok Central Park this is by far the most famous of Bangkok’s parks and this place has all kinds of stuff to enjoy there’s several little lakes and ponds tons of big trees kids playgrounds outdoor areas some of the entrances will have street food and things to enjoy out there there’s some little Buddhist sculptures you could really spend a few hours here there’s two ways to get here you can get here by the MRT which is the underground Subway as opposed to the BTS which is the raised SkyTrain and the MRT stations you could get out at are either Silom or Lumpini so that’s the easiest way to get here I’d recommend that or you can always just jump in a cab very cheap here in Bangkok even a tuk-tuk if you want but anyway do yourself a favor come here I would recommend coming in the early morning or the late afternoon sometimes if you get here around sunset the uh there’s people out doing calisthenics and they’re playing music and having big group outdoor exercises if you come on the weekend like a Sunday morning it’s very busy and of course no trip would be complete here without seeing one of the Lumpini lizards there’s one right down there behind me right now just crawling out of the water about to come into a drainage Pole or something like this but definitely keep your eyes peeled because there’s some big giant monitor lizards in here that I call them the Lumpini lizards and they make every trip here a little bit more exciting I’m just gonna leave you with some images of Lumpini Park but this is by far best meant to be enjoyed in person so come on down and do that for yourself!!


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Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.

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