Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Its vibrant culture, mystical temples, exciting cuisine all combine to draw millions of travelers to Bangkok. Bangkok is also the gateway to many exotic islands and beaches of Thailand. The fact that Thailand is a backpacker friendly country only adds to the allure of the destination. Considering the pre-eminence of Bangkok and Thailand as popular tourist destinations there is no dearth of flight connectivity options. Also with the emergence of the budget airlines getting to Bangkok has become more and more easier. One can easily book Mumbai to Bangkok flights at affordable price or fly in from any city at reasonable prices. Though Bangkok is known for massage parlours and nightlife, it is still a city where one can head to with family and kids. Here we take a look at some of the places to head to with kids in tow.
‘The world of happiness”. That is what the tagline of Safari World says. And it is indeed true looking at the varied experiences that await the visitors, young and old. The highlight of Safari World is undoubtedly the Safari Park. A drive through the park which lasts about forty five minutes gets one close to wild animals like lions, bears, tigers, zebras, and giraffes. Watching the animals free and in natural environs is a thrilling experience. Marine park is another attraction that will enthrall kids.
The Marine Park is home to many aquatic animals and stages different shows which include shows involving the antics of Sea Lions. The Jungle Cruise is a ride in a boat on a man-made river where the creatures of the jungle come alive, dangerous tribals lurk in the bushes, and explosions in the water shake your. A clever use of animatronics will leave the kids thrilled and asking for more. Kids will also love the opportunity of feeding animals like giraffe and zebras with their own hands.
The badlands of the Wild West come alive in a brilliantly choreographed and staged stunt show which sees extreme action. Horses gallop, cowboys draw their guns, bandits engage in gunfights. In short the Wild West emerges right in front of your eyes. The communication between Man and birds comes alive in spectacular bird shows which leaves one amazed. All these attractions and shows ensure that kids will return tired but laughing after a day well spent.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
The Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World provides a literal and immersive experience of the fascinating underwater world. It takes the experience of interacting with the creatures of the Sea to an altogether different level with innovative and interactive activities. Walk with the sharks with just a thin sheet of acrylic separating the visitors from the sharks in the Shark Walk. The Coral Reef zone opens up a fascinating world resplendent with corals and rainbow hued beings that will endear themselves to kids and adults alike. Witness the camouflaging abilities of the Giant Pacific Octopus and the Giant Spider Crab in their rocky hideout. The visit to the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World would not be complete without being fascinated by the cute little penguins in the Ice Adventure zone. For a brief time you will feel as if you are in Antarctica itself. A day at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of kids and adults.
The Lumini park is a large park with open spaces and playgrounds that are spread over One hundred and forty two acres. The Lumpini Park has a lake where one can do paddle boating. The kids can run around freely in the park and play to their heart’s content. The Lumpini Park also has Thai and Western music which entertains visitors. The Lumpini Park is a great open park which is a great place to spend the evening with family and kids.
Siam Park City
The Siam City Park is an amusement and water park in Bangkok which is the favourite of kids. Both locals and tourists head there to have a fun experience. Apart from the normal rides and slides that you find in most amusement parks and water parks around the world, what is of special interest are the different shows that are staged here. These include Ice Skating by performers from England, Magic shows from the United States, Puppetry shows from China, and Circus performances from Russia. The Siam Park City consists of a Water park, X-Zone which has land rides that will thrill the wits out of the kids and adults alike, Family World with different types of roller coasters and trains that promise fun for the entire family. There is also a Fantasy World and a Small World that caters to providing fun experiences to the tiny tots.
So if you thought that Bangkok is not the place to travel to with kids, think again, the experiences described above and many more are waiting to enthrall them.