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Things to do in Bangkok When it Rains – Having Fun Even Amidst a Downpour

Being a tropical country, Thailand does have its share of rain which can catch you unawares. Fear not! There are plenty of interesting things to do in the Thai capital of Bangkok when it rains.



Rain or shine, Bangkok's sprawling shopping malls offer plenty of retail therapy. It might be pouring cats and dogs outside, but inside these mega shopping hubs you can shop to your heart's content be it for international designer fashion, the latest gadgets and phones, casual wear, shoes, watches, DVDs, accessories and the list goes on and on! What's so great about these malls is that it is not just shopping that one can enjoy here; many of them have cinemas showing the latest movies along with a variety of other entertainment options for the whole family. A case in point is Central World which has a special Kid's Zone, multiplex cinema and believe it or not even its own ice skating rink!



Bangkok is a foodie's haven. While you will find plenty of street food stalls around the capital when it rains you may think twice about wandering the streets in search of some gastronomic treats. In such an instance there are several options for you to stay dry and enjoy some yummy dishes too. If you happen to be inside one of the malls, then just make your way to the specialised food court areas where you will have lots of different international and local companies serving up delectable fare. Most hotels have several dining venues as well and if you are staying at such a place you can look to try some of them out. If you happen to be at one of the Riverside hotels in Bangkok that have a restaurant overlooking the Chao Phraya River then you can look forward to dining amidst a great backdrop as well.


Enjoying Spa Pampering

There is nothing like the sight and sound of rain to help you feel relaxed. For even more refreshing rejuvenation you can look to book some spa time which can be enjoyed amidst indoor comfort. Most main hotels in the city such as Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok have their own spas so you do not have to worry about transport. As the rain pelts down outside, you can experience everything from reviving bath rituals to traditional Thai massages and restoring facial treatments to soothing aromatherapy.


Spending Time at Indoor Attractions

Bangkok has plenty of indoor attractions to keep you occupied and you are bound to even forget that it is raining outside! Without rushing through these sites of interest, look to spend time at each one taking in all they have to offer. On a rainy day, pick one of them, get to it as quickly as possible and take your time to explore. One good place to do this is at the SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World which has a vast array of amazing marine life, while the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are also ideal places to keep you well occupied during a rainy day.


Go Karting

You can even have some action packed fun when it rains in Bangkok! Head over to RCA Plaza where you will find an indoor go-kart track. Easy Kart offers plenty of thrills on the racetrack and the great thing is kids can enjoy it as well. You can choose from different kinds of karts depending on your skill level and before long you are bound to forget about the rain.

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