Ideal weather during vacations can be summed up in one word: sunny. If it’s rainy, we often consider our vacations ruined. In actuality, there are a lot of things we can do even if the skies aren’t friendly. When Vacationing in Bangkok, one must always anticipate the unpredictability of the weather in this tropical country. An extremely sunny and humid morning will almost always result to an afternoon of rain - sometimes showers, oftent a heavy downpour. Regardless of season, rains are expected after an extremely hot and humid day.
The average annual amount of rainy days reach up to 88 days with the month of September as being the most rainy and December as being the least. After all, dry periods in Bangkok stretch from December to February. On the contrary, expect increasing regularity of rains starting May and culminating in September.
Rest assured, the city has already adjusted to this yearly task of anticipating the weather and has found ways to offer entertaining indoor activities during these long stretches of drizzles or downpours. So, whether the sun shines brightly or hides behind the clouds, the fun in Bangkok never stops!
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
This enormous aquarium in Central Bangkok is one of the largest and the most impressive of its kind in Thailand. 400 species of fish - ranging from the most common to the rare and the strange - inhabit this jaw-dropping underground attraction. Enter into another world with your family and fall in love with marine life at Sea Life Ocean World.
Set inside Siam Paragon, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World's aquarium features seven different marine zones all across the 1000 square meter vicinity. This ginormous aquarium - with volumes of water that can fit three Olympic pools - is home to the Deep Reef, the Living Ocean, Open Ocean, Sea Jellies, Rainforest, the Weird and the Wonderful and the Rocky Shore.
Among all the sights and sections in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World's aquarium, the most popular one would be the Ocean Tunnel where guests can bask in the beauty of different marine creatures thriving together. The Underwater Windows to Ocean Life gives visitors a chance to glimpse different species of fish. See the creatures up close by joining the glass-bottom boat ride across the giant Ocean Tank. There's also something for adrenaline junkies here. If you're a licensed diver, you'll also have the chance to dive with different sharks.
Young visitors can enjoy the entertainment offered in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World's 4D Cinema which runs a 15-minute animation featuring different aspects of marine life. Let your little ones have fun with penguins at the Penguin Adventure Exhibit.
This attraction opens at 10:00 AM. Come early to fully enjoy your Bangkok family activity here.
991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Free admission for children under 3 years of age
Adult = 490 baht
Child (3-11 years old) = 350 baht
10:00 AM. - 9:00 PM DAILY
Last Call for Tickets
Siam Subway Station
Art in Paradise Bangkok
If you're looking for family attractions in Bangkok that offer no dull moment, visit Art in Paradise Bangkok. Art in Paradise - which originated in Pattaya - is finally delighting locals and tourists in Thailand's capital city. This stand out, hands-on museum which features dinosaurs, 3D backdrops, ocean-themed spaces and safari-inspired sections can get you engaged and occupied for hours.
Offering exciting photo opportunities is Art in Paradise Bangkok, an interactive attraction which features two floors of breathtaking 3D displays that can help you come up with the most amazing vacation photos.
The moment you enter inside, the enormous 3D paintings - ones that show a creepy staircases and magic carpets - will immediately tell you that Art in Paradise Bangkok is no ordinary tourist attraction. These paintings allow you to come up with your silliest poses as you walk above a dangerous cliff and brave a scary bridge. Scenes around this art museum are so intricate that each painting boggles your mind with illusions.
Taking photos in this museum can be done in random order. Expected duration inside the museum is three hours.
Bounce Inc. Bangkok
Bounce Inc is an adrenaline pumping trampoline park and climbing center situated on the top floor of The Street shopping mall. Targeting children aged three up to adventurous teens - even young at heart parents - with the 5600 sq. Meter indoor space dedicated to defying gravity. With trampolines everywhere - on walls at varying angles - you can show off your parkour moves, practice your flips, and perform slam dunks of your NBA idols.. Being here helps you exercise your legs and lungs. Considering how fun it is here, you'll never notice the exhaustion.
The Rink Ice Arena
The Rink, Ice Arena has made a name in the city - it's a place where people from this hot, tropical country can enjoy ice skating. It's a top Bangkok destination for family activities. The Rink provides exclusive access to Olympic-size rinks in Siam, Srinakarin and Rama IX. The rink is a refreshing escape from all the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and a chance to relax, enjoy and lull away time. Aside from free play sessions during the whole week, there are also ice hockey and figure skating schools who are also using the rink.
The Rink is located inside an open atrium on the ground floor that was once an exhibition area of the mall before it. They’re open in half hour sessions and have programs to help the little ones keep their balance and feel supported. Once done with ice skating, you can move on to shopping - tempting shops are just a stone thrown away.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
If you are a fan of art and if you have a penchant to exploring and making new things, BACC is the best place for you. With all the activities and innovative products they are offering, boredom will never be in the picture.
This shop is one of the first stores in Thailand to support ecologically friendly products. They also welcome original ideas and items that give special importance to the earth’s future. So if you purchase one from their store, you are also a step closer to saving mother earth.
If you want to sing and play instruments, you can always check Hibiki Music studio. They offer voice lessons and courses on how to play violin, guitar and piano. But if you rather work with your hands, Just go to the 3rd floor of the building and find the Shannta store. In here, you can create anything you want - there are professionals who are in there to help you create the masterpiece that you want.
But, before you leave don’t forget to grab a bite. There are different restaurants and cafes to consider. Some of the dining spots to try include ART cafe, La Pla Daak and Artisthouse, a place which also sells notebooks, paintings and other souvenirs.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Bangkok, it is always on the top of the bucket list of first-time visitors in Thailand. It is so popular because it is located in the heart of Bangkok and served as a former home to King Rama I and King Rama V. Today, it is a venue for royal ceremonies and welcoming the royal and state guests. Kings and high ranking officials are situated here before cremation.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residences are the two main atrractions of the Palace. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the most sacred places in Thailand. Believed to be established 2000 years ago, people thought that it was created in emerald but later discovered that it was actually green jade. Additionally, the walls on the hall are covered with paintings depicting the birth, life and death of Buddha.
The royal residence is divided into three areas - the outer, middle and inner court. Outer court is where state offices are located while in the Middle court, royal ceremonies are held. The Inner court now has row houses instead of walls that separate the female members from the males.
Urban Playground Climbing
There is an abundant amount of outdoor rock climbing locations in Thailand. However, not all tourists have the amount of time to travel to these locations and try them out. Fortunately, in the heart of Bangkok is a place where you can enjoy rock climbing indoors with the best safety measures - Urban Playground Climbing.
Located in Sukhumvit Soi 8, Urban Playground Climbing is an indoor climbing establishment with 7,000 sq. feet of exceptional climbing obstacles such as high climbing spaces which are complemented by bouldering walls with a bouldering cave to spice things up. These facilities can cater first time climbers as well as professionals.
The place is manned by a very amicable crew composed mostly of instructors willing to assist in your difficulties and make your climbing experience memorable and safe. These instructors will teach you the proper way of rock climbing by educating you with basic route setting lessons, which is enough to make you enjoy your visit. If you’re planning to dedicate a longer amount of time, you can enrol in their climbing school.
Experience the four types of climbing: belay service (aided by an instructor), auto belay (a device assists you), lead climbing and bouldering (ropeless climbing). You will surely develop an interest or a lifelong love for the sport of rock climbing when you manage to visit Urban Playground Climbing.
Go-Karting at Easykart
If you and your family have a thing for adrenaline-pumping activities, look no further - EasyKart Go Karting adventure is a must try. If the traffic jams in Bangkok gets into your nerves, this tourist attraction is one of the best places to unwind. Let the thrill of speed make your vacation more memorable - hop on one of the karts at EasyKart.
Family activities in Bangkok are best enjoyed with a little thrill. Thankfully, EasyKart Bangkok in RCA Plaza is a great choice for parents who are done with the traffic and for the kids who just want to release their seemingly endless reserves of energy. EasyKart is one of Asia's biggest, safest and high-tech indoor tracks - kids 12 years old and above are allowed to try this fun and exciting experience.
EasyKart lets you hold family competitions - the place's digital timing system will show you personal scores showing your average and fastest laps.
Friendly guides help you feel at home as they assist and brief you with things to do while on the tracks. An observation deck can be found on the second floor - those who want to see what's happening on the tracks can watch the action in full view.
100-cc engines are offered to children while adults can choose from the 160-cc and 270-cc karts. Guests can enjoy swerving on the tracks for a total of 8 minutes. per session.
A soccer table and pool table are available to those who are waiting for their turn on the tracks. Refreshments are available in the in-house bar.
Siriraj Medical Museum
Among the positive inducing tourist attractions in Thailand, there is one that stands out from the crowd because it gives a different vibe: that of the creepy but rich in knowledge. We’re talking of the Siriraj Medical Museum or also known as the Museum of Death.
Siriraj Medical Museum serves as one of the most precious information hubs of the medical community in Thailand. It is comprised of 6 different science museums that attract curiosity and are completely unique from each other. The Ellis Pathological Museum founded by the American pathologist Dr. Aller G. Ellis displays the doctor’s collection of patients disease-identified bodies as specimens. The pathological museum also display the bodies of former notorious Thai Killers. The Congdon Anatomical Museum was established by Dr. Edgar Davidson Congdon who understood the importance of the human anatomy in the field of medicine. Thus, the museum houses more than 2,000 organs used for academic purposes. The place also features different illustrated structures of the systems of the human body - the most popular is the detailed dissection of the whole body and arterial system by Dr. Patai Sirikarun.
The Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum and Laboratory built by Dr. Sood Sangvichien exhibits prehistoric collections such as tools, ornaments, earthenware and also the Homo Erectus skeleton of the Lampang Man. The Parasitology Museum is home to parasites extracted by Dr. Vichitr Chaiyaporn, The display ranges from the well known flat worms to the microscopic protozoa. Each display includes information about disease spreading insects, venomous animals and unhygienic habits that contribute to parasite growth.
The Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum is a place that houses the body parts of murder victims and suspects collected in the course of Dr. Songkran Niyomsane’s career. This museum is home to the mummified remains of the cannibalistic serial killer Si Ouey Sae Urng. The Siriraj Medical Museum might turn your stomach upside down, but it will surely captivate your imaginative mind!
Looking for a place where you can spend the whole day and do many activities? Where all your needs can be addressed while satisfying your wants? Where you can enjoy the air conditioned atmosphere, the free internet and the high end establishments just situated beside each other? Central World mega-shopping complex is the place to be for impressive shopping within Bangkok.
Occupying 830,000 square meters with 550,000 sq. meters dedicated to retail space, CentralWorld shopping complex is one of the biggest shopping malls in the whole world. Adopting a shopping street concept inside the mall, CentralWorld’s arrangements of stores are compact so that info is already given at a shoppers' glance. The mall is also brimming with breathtaking sculptures and luxurious decorations.
Level 1 stores are dominated by big names in the fashion industry like Calvin Klein, CK Jeans, Coach and many more. Level 2 concentrates more on male and female fashion accessories with brands like Guess, Kipling and Lacoste. Level 3 caters to teens and children with brands specializing in this area - GAP, The North Face and Crocs. The next three floors are exclusively for shopping and for splurging.
CentralWorld is also connected to the five star hotel Centara Grand which is a strategic and accessible location for discovering the city! You will want nothing more with all the convenience CentralWorld is willing to offer you - CentralWorld never disappoints!