Best ways to beat the heat in Bangkok


Bangkok is the hottest city in the world with year-round high temperatures in the capital irritating even the most sun-loving of travelers, here are the best ways to beat the heat in Bangkok.

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Head to a water park

From exhilarating water slides to the most chilled wave pools, there are a handful of water parks in the capital, perfect for cooling off. Located in Khan Na Yao is Siam Park City, Bangkok’s largest amusement and water park. Here you’ll find a tremendous wave pool and a number of impressive waterslides. Another theme park in the city is Dream World. A section of it is dedicated to water rides, along with a large water play area that is great for children.

Siam Park City (via Richard Bannister)

Drink at an ice bar

Dubbed the coolest bar in Bangkok, Titanium Club & Ice Bar is located off the thriving Sukhumvit Road. This place is cool, so cool in fact that you’ll need some of the wide array of vodka available to warm up; the bar’s temperature is set at a chilling 14 degrees Fahrenheit. On top of all this, Titanium Club & Ice Bar hosts a number of well-known DJs to really get the party started.

Get buzzed at a pool party

Grab a swimsuit and some SPF 50, as loads of hotels in Bangkok host some the wettest and wildest pool parties. The city has no shortage of nightlife, and some of the best can be found poolside. Some of the most luxurious locations to find these cool parties include DoubleTree by Hilton, Swissotel Le Concorde, SO Sofitel Bangkok, and The Westin Grande, just to name a few. Many of them have entrance fees, but this usually includes a complimentary alcoholic beverage.

Get buzzed at a pool party (via Bikini Risque)

Go ice skating

It’s amazing to find sub-zero temperatures in a city as hot as Bangkok. But, surprisingly enough, there are actually quite a few ice skating rinks found all over the city. Sub Zero Ice Skate, for example, has a large indoor ice skating arena. The Rink also has a number of icy, indoor arenas around the city. One of the most interesting of them all is The Rink located inside of Central World. It is situated on the first floor of the mall where visitors can watch the skaters while they shop. Located on the seventh floor of Siam Discovery Center is Ice Planet, with its ice skating rink coming in at a whopping 1,900 square meters.

Visit Snow Town

The first ever snow theme park in the city, Snow Town, is a great place to cool down. Whether visitors are keen to lie down and make snow angels or tackle its rolling hills on sleds, this is the ultimate destination for those hoping to cool down in the hottest city in the world. In addition to a frosty interior, Snow Town has a variety of things to see and do, including arcade games and a comfy lounge area. Snow Town is located in Gateway Ekamai Shopping Mall.

Snow Town in Bangkok (via

Drink like the locals

The idea of adding a handful of ice cubes to a perfectly decent beer may sound like an insane idea, but in this heat, Thailand may just be onto something. It is not uncommon here for a beer to be served with a small metal tin of ice cubes in tow. While the Bangkok heat can warm up even the chilliest of beverages, drinking like the locals and adding ice to beer might not be a bad idea after all.

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