Bangkok with Kids
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 6:57 AM Last Post By: joanne30
Feb 13, 2013 12:19 AM
Feb 13, 2013 4:31 AM
2Snake farm at the Red Cross Institute, at the intersection of Rama IV and Henry Dunant roads.
Ofcourse only if your kids are not scared of snakes, don't want to traumatise them !
It's extremely informative, you get very close to the snakes and kids love handling the Boa constrictors. Don't forget your camera.
Shows are 2.30 pm on weekdays and 11.00 am on weekends and holidays.
Admission fees Adults 200 baht / Children 50 baht
Feb 13, 2013 5:38 AM
3At 7 and 4 you shouldn't have to spend a lot of money on them. Just the way the people in another country look and dress, the different smells, bugs running around on the ground - lots free stuff to amuse them.
Malls have McDonalds, ice cream shops, sometime amusements too. Maybe a short ride in a tuk-tuk will amuse them. But a meter taxi is cheaper and safer. A walk through a street market could be entertaining unless they are already spoiled for expensive things.
Movies are cheap in Thailand. They show current releases in English. Visit a zoo.
Feb 13, 2013 12:23 PM
Feb 13, 2013 5:56 PM
6#1 Siam Ocean World engages in horrific dual pricing for tourists. If you cant get the same price as locals its a bit of a rip off. Its also very busy.
I second the ferries or perhaps a longtail boat tour from one of the piers.
Then there is the Science centre and planetarium http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g293916-d592096-Reviews-Science_Museum_and_Planetarium-Bangkok.html
You could also do a day trip to Ayutthuya. It takes about 90 minutes to get there on a local 3rd class train from the main Railway terminal called Hualumphong. Ayutthuya used to be the old capital. You can do an elephant ride there round some old ruins and then take the train back late afternoon. Or if the kids are hot and tired there is usually a taxi waiting outside the railway station who you can negotiate the return journey with for more comfort.
Feb 13, 2013 6:09 PM
Feb 13, 2013 6:19 PM
8The emphasis was on the train ride and the elephants, not the ruins (obviously). Although the parents are entitled to see things that may interest them too.
BTW I just checked on weather.com and Ayutthaya is currently 6 degrees cooler than Bangkok.
Feb 13, 2013 6:22 PM
LT forecasts show 36-38 with humidity
That's really cool not
Feb 13, 2013 6:25 PM
Feb 13, 2013 6:31 PM
Feb 13, 2013 8:21 PM
12Kids at 4 and 7 would enjoy seeing a few animals
Thats why I suggested the elephant ride after a nice train journey with nice scenery with the cool breeze running through the train.
and eating some ice cream
Last time I checked they sold ice-cream in Ayutthuya. Not only are they well stocked in a multitude of 7-11s but there is also an airconditioned Swensons in the main town. When my kids were young we took a day trip to Ayutthaya on the train, rode the elephants and came back again. They didnt complain about the heat like you are. And they were 1 and 3 at the time. Perhaps you're just oversensitive?
You know it is possible for you to not argue with everything I write everyday. You'll only end up getting banned again.
Feb 14, 2013 2:09 AM
13I love to be in BKk but having been there with our daughter (now 4y) for 3 times I noticed everytime how exhausting it is for kids! So make sure that your accomodation has a swimming pool and it is not too far from the places of your intended activities! We skipped the Siam Ocean World due to the exorbitant intrance fee, having seen other aquariums, e.g. in Chiang Mai which were much cheaper and worth the money. I was not so much impressed by the zoo in BKK.
Some of our favourite activities have already been mentioned: the(!) snake farm at the Red Cross (Ex-Pasteur-Institute, see #2), don't go to any other; riding up and down the Chao Praya River with an Express Boat, see the King's Palace (Wat Phra Kheo) and/ or the huge reclining buddha at Wat Pho. I am quite shure your boys will be impressed by it. Our daughter loves to throw coins (20 Bth/bowl) into the large monk's bowl (in the reclining buddha's hall). BTw. monk bowls: if you visit the Golden Mount you may combine it with a visit in the so called monk bowl village at 71 Soi Ban Baat. If you are at the shopping malls (Siam, MBK etc.) make a stop at the Erawan shrine watching the all day long celebratings and dances. As #3 said: many things to do that don't cost (much) money: walk through China town markets or if you are for a day trip / train ride and Ayutthaya is not your thing: perhaps you think about going for a day trip to Mahachai / Maeklong with the Maeklong railway and/or visit the Amphawa floating market...and ice-cream is nearly everywhere available: 7/11 shops...
have fun, j.
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