Every year it seems Bangkok becomes even more popular as a tourist destination. The past few years have seen the tourism numbers rise up past the ten million mark, and that makes Thailand’s capital the most visited city in the entire world.
With so many people coming to Bangkok, you might wonder just what kind of magic this mysterious jewel of South East Asia possesses. Whether it has to do with enjoyable stays at Bangkok’s best family hotel or the absolutely fantastic range of sights and activities available in this city, something surely is making the city of Bangkok so universally attractive as a tourist destination.
People from all corners of the globe continue to choose Bangkok as their primary spot for a vacation. A great number are coming for the very first time and perhaps almost as many are in fact returning visitors. It stands true that once you have been enchanted by Bangkok, you will never forget it. After you have discovered the most exciting spots for adults that you have ever encountered in your life, whether shopping or nightlife and more, as well as the best areas for kids in Bangkok, people just want to come back here again and again.
The formal name in Thai language for the capital of Thailand has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest name for a city in the world. This illustrious title is worth looking up, but most usually the city which we call Bangkok in English is known in the local tongue by its much shortened form, Krungthep, which means the “City of Angels”.
The beautiful and warm Thai smile, which is quite likely the most common expression you will get to see on the Thai faces around you in Bangkok, is strong support for the city’s inspired name. Friendliness and a sudden and personable warmth are definitely the features of the Thai culture that families appreciate on the visit the country and its capital. It is also one of the important things that persuades people to look into Bangkok for children and begin searching for the best Bangkok family hotel offer.
If you are thinking about bringing the family to Thailand, planning your trip around Bangkok for children is much easier than you might imagine. The best areas for kids in Bangkok are all within easy reach of Bangkok’s best family hotel, such as VIE Hotel Bangkok, and will make your family’s vacation in the City of Angels incredibly enjoyable and definitely memorable — something that your children will look back on fondly for the rest of their lives. A truly bonding experience of joy for you all.
And Bangkok has it all. A sprawling contrast of the traditional and the modern, the new and exotic sights and sounds of this incredible city will inspire and delight your kids. It will work on their imagination and widen their perspectives on life and the world, promoting a mature and interested outlook.
Pondering the famous temples of Bangkok is an awesome experience for all ages. But seeing your children’s eyes widen at the gorgeous and golden clad pagoda of Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) will be an unforgettable moment for the parents too. Taking your family to see The Grand Palace, Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and viewing the gleaming white spires of Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) from a speeding express boat going up the mighty Chao Phraya River — these are all must-dos in your holiday. So much more awaits here in Bangkok for children as well.
There is little doubt that, if your children are entering their teen years, or even still in the pre-teen age, the seemingly endless choices for fashionable and stylish shopping will intrigue them as they minds at the age where self-expression becomes quite paramount. We’ve all been that age before!
The Siam district is certainly one of the best areas for kids in Bangkok. Siam offers a range of shopping that everyone one will enjoy. After all, the typical shopping mall in Bangkok is about seven stories high and filled with not only shops but all kinds of restaurants, a cinema, karaoke capsules, fun stuff like laser tag, bowling alleys and other fun family activities.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
But it is here that you’ll also discover amazing places such as Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. This fascinating attraction, located below Paragon Shopping Centre, is a vast 10,000 meters complex of aquariums, home to a huge range of undersea species. Walking through its famous underwater tunnel while the stingrays and sharks glide around you is a thrilling experience. Kids will also delight in the Living Ocean exhibit and the Rain Forest attraction. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is a learning experience for the whole family, and booking a Bangkok family hotel offer with easy access to it is a great idea. And speaking of water, if you can find one with a rooftop swimming pool hotel in Bangkok, you’ll be totally set for the weather when it heats up in the afternoon after your visit!
In parents’ eyes fun for the children is even better when it is educational. Also located near the Siam district, you can check out KidZania. Basically this is a town constructed for children and run by children! Inside, your kids can take on jobs such as being a fireman (or firegirl!) and run a shop or restaurant while other kids come in as customers. This gives them the fun experience of participating in a world their own size!
NSM Science Square
Also recommended is the NSM Science Square for its engaging hands-on activities and learning experiences. Kids not only get to see things and processes, they get to help them operate. An imagination playground which even the youngest little ones will enjoy, it is very easy to get to on the 4th floor of Chamchuri Square — just take the MRT Subway (transfer from the BTS Skytrain at the Asoke Station) to the Sam Yan station, and take Exit 2.
Bangkok’s Best Family Hotel
An essential ingredient to having the perfect holiday with the family is making sure you have booked a stay at Bangkok’s best family hotel.
Starting with service most of all, the hotel should have a reputation for warm and personable attention to guests. You can check the reviews available on several booking sites for this. VIE Hotel Bangkok has been awarded consistently by the major booking and reviews player TripAdvisor for positive comments — many in regard to the great service. Your children will feel welcome and cared for and you will feel assured and safe concerning them.
Besides comfortable and inspiring furnishings and wonderfully spacious rooms and suites — a recently renovated hotel is always best — great facilities are another important point to look for. With a marvelous rooftop swimming pool hotel in Bangkok like our VIE Pool, your kids will have the time of their lives while you enjoy the spectacular view with our signature drinks.
The rooftop swimming pool hotel in Bangkok isn’t the only place to dine, though. Delightful restaurants will not only keep the kids fed healthily, fine cuisine is another learning experience that everyone should begin with.
Fitness classes and a spa might be more attractive to Mom and Dad, but at VIE Hotel Bangkok, there are even options for the younger ones.
A main thing though, with the BTS Skytrain station just outside, is providing easy access to all the sights and activities in Bangkok that your children will love — and you too! Take a few moments to explore our website for the best Bangkok hotel family offer, and let the great times begin.