Thailand and its neighboring countries have really been feeling the heat this year, with the longest heatwave in Thailand for 65 years. And with the release of our new Northern Thailand experience brochure most people will spend a few days in the Thai capital, Bangkok, en route to their adventure. So what’s the best way to beat the heat?
There is nothing better than including a bit of shopping during your stop in Bangkok. The city has a great range of malls including the very popular MBK Centre. For those who aren’t into shopping, the malls have plenty more to offer; Siam Paragon is home to the largest movie screen in Southeast Asia and the largest aquarium in Asia.
A great indoor activity is visiting a museum. Bangkok has a variety to suit all tastes from the more unusual Museum of Royal Barges to the showcase and amazing building housing the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.
Take a Dip
Bangkok has a couple of great swimming spots, accessible by the wonderful underground or skytrain network. Siam Park City has exhilarating slides while Fantasia Lagoon has a range of huge pools.
Relax in Nature
Simply slow down and enjoy the many parks in Bangkok. Trees offer shade and while it will still be pretty warm, just being outside is great. Lumphini Park has an artificial lake and plenty of trees for shade. While King Rama IX Park is the largest park in Bangkok at almost 200 acres and has a botanical garden.
When in Rome
Nothing speaks of Thailand than one of the best past-times – eating! There are malls, food-halls, street carts and restaurants everywhere, so relax over a long leisurely lunch. Top pick to beat the heat, enjoy the huge variety of fresh fruit available.