If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoys outdoor concerts and loves the symphony, then you must give the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Concert in the Park’ series a try. Their first concert took place last Sunday, December 18th, and subsequent concerts will run every Sunday from now until February 12th, except for New Year’s Day. Concerts begin around 5:30 pm, and are free.
Each concert takes place at the Sala Bhirom Bhakdi, a small concert stage, in Lumphini Park. Of course, they take place at this time of year specifically as it’s relatively cool, (for Bangkok standards anyway), so you’re not likely to sweat to death, like you would the rest of the year. But, even if the weather warms up, you may be surprised just how many people do attend these concerts – they’re popular.
The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra concerts don’t just feature classical music though. They actually play a variety of music for most tastes, including movie themes, jazz and some pop. The kids will love them too, as they tend to be quite lively.
Remember, bring a blanket, a picnic and some drinks, and enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening in the park.
Get there by taking the MRT underground to Lumphini or the BST sky train to Sala Daeng stations, and then enjoy a short walk into the park.