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Why Are Bangkok Parks Always Empty?

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Find it strange that bangkok parks are often relatively empty in proportion to the amount of people living here.

 

Sitting alone in Lumpini Park and Benjakiti Park with huge open spaces, close to dense crowded areas and nobody around other then a few straglers I ponder the question.

 

Came to the conclusion that thais dont like to be alone in quiet spaces where there is no noise or other people around.

 

Compare this to Central Park in New York City which is bustling and full of people. Strange.

 

Anyone have any other explanations?

 

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Go to Lumpini early in the morning, lots of people around.

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At  5am most parks in Thailand are bursting with activities. the same happens after 5pm. Its simply too hot during daytime

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Benjakitti at about 4-7pm has a lot of people riding around on the cycling lane and running around... 100’s of people.

 

But as for people just sitting in the park and chilling out, its too hot in the afternoon to just sit around in any of the parks in Bangkok. 

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years ago there were plenty of people out... I haven't been in Bkk for a long time but I would say pollution is the difference... 

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Heat , pollution and the damned birds that attack people stops me going to Lumpinî  too often.

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Once upon a time there were restaurants in parks (like Suan Lum) where those who don't like it too hot could relax and watch the view with a beer and some grub. But that was considered a bad idea and banned............ That's why I don't go there any more.

Lumpini, Suan Rot Fai and others are perfect places for German-style biergaerten - tourist attraction as well as for locals. It's not too warm under a sunshade with a litre of beer. Where's TAT when you need them?

 

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14 hours ago, Roy Baht said:

They're only empty in the daytime. Go at either dawn or dusk and you'll see Thais exercising, jogging, biking, etc.

 

Exactly right. I used to go running with the wife in Rama 9 Park when I lived in Bangkok. Pretty busy at dawn.

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8 minutes ago, spinner2020 said:

Where's TAT when you need them?

 

They're in a room somewhere with an abacus, adding up how many millions of tourists they can get away with telling us flood the country each month.

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" I used to go running with the wife in Rama 9 Park when I lived in Bangkok. "

 

Did she ever catch you?!

 

Rama 9 is interesting because early and late in the day it's free but for most daylight hours it's 20(?) baht to get in - which of course makes it relatively even more quiet. And despite my previous post, it does have a restaurant, although not serving beer which rather defeats the object.

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