The number of attractions suitable for families is plentiful and offers something for all ages, interests and types of travelers. You can go to animal themed attractions such as zoos and aquariums, theme parks to interactive art galleries and live shows. Therefore, it is absolutely possible to spend an entire vacation in Bangkok without ever getting bored. The attractions are evenly spread all over the city, sometimes in famous shopping malls near the hotels in Ploenchit area or in the urban outskirts. However, with our detailed recommendations and a little planning, it will be easy for you and your family to visit the following attractions:
1. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Siam Paragon
The well-known Sea Life institution is running this huge and impressive underground aquarium. In several tanks with a total size of three Olympic swimming pools they display interesting animals from different marine ecosystems all over the globe. Adding to this, it has regularly innovative exhibits with special topics. The location of the SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World in the basement of the Siam Paragon shopping mall is ideal for families that want to spend a day with shopping, eating and visiting the aquarium. It can be easily reached by BTS Skytrain at the station Siam and is opened daily from 10am to 9pm.
2. Art in Paradise, Esplanade Shopping Mall, Ratchada Road
Art in Paradise is an entertaining art museum featuring Trickeye or 3D paintings and installations. Much of the artwork are classic compositions that have been altered in a way that visitors can be a part of the portrait and most of them are really funny. You should definitely bring your camera because some installations only can be seen through a lens. Art in Paradise is a great attraction for the whole family, especially on rainy days. The museum is at the 4th floor of the Esplanade Shopping Mall and easy to reach by MRT Subway train exiting at the station Thailand Cultural Center. Opening hours are similar to the mall, 10am until 10pm.
3. Ice skating, various locations e.g. Central World and Rama 9, Major Ekkamai
It sounds amazing that in between the tropical heat of Bangkok there are ice skating rinks, but they are one of the best ways to cool down for a few hours while having fun with the whole family. The ice rinks are all located inside shopping malls or cinemas and one even has Olympic size. If you are a newcomer you can book a lesson or use some of the stabilizers. If you just want to watch the spectacle, some rinks have stadium-like seating and sometimes there are ice figure skating or ice hockey training classes.
To get the most of these activities, you might need to book a place on time as there might be a rush for rooms in several classy Lohas Residences hotels near Sukhumvit.