If there ever was a beach paradise that was, ironically enough, not on the beach, it would be Flow House Bangkok. Escape the urban city to surf in the heart of the city at Bangkok’s only surfing machine, FlowRider. If you do not feel like taking on the thrilling FlowRider, no problem. Guests are more than welcome to go to Flow House Bangkok just to hangout, grab a beer and watch other hopeful surfers wipe out on the giant wave simulator. Great music plays throughout and the friendly staff are eager to please those who are not surfing. Admission to ride is ฿750 (about $21) per hour for walk-ins. Flow House Bangkok also offers discounted prices for those who purchase FlowCards.
Too scared to take to the busy streets of Bangkok? Fair enough, but that does not mean you cannot drive for the entirety of your trip. Instead, check out Easykart in Bangkok. Weave in and out of Easykart’s intricate track in one of their exhilarating go-karts, some of which can go up to 70 kilometers per hour. If you are not racing, feel free to check out their lounging area, equipped with a pool table, restaurant and more. Children, depending on their size, race for ฿500-600 (about $17). Those riders who are 15-years-old and older, or those who are at least 150 centimeters tall, can purchase two races for ฿1,300 (about $37).
Easykart, 31//11 RCA Plaza, 2nd Floor, Rama 9 Road, Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok, +66 02 203 1205 ext. 24
If you enjoy throwing a punch or two and are not afraid of some of Bangkok’s most experienced Muay Thai trainers, make your way to Luktupfah Muay Thai School. Founded in 1977, this gym has produced many Muay Thai champions. The school offers daily, weekly and monthly Muay Thai training sessions. You can even choose to attend the school and learn about Thailand’s historic and national sport full-time, with its long-term stay and training packages, including accommodation.
Can you escape within 45 minutes? You better hope so, with games titled the slaughterhouse and prison break. Escape Room Bangkok is here to offer you a new type of thrill, one that does not involve physical strength or stamina. Instead, participants must use problem-solving skills, along with the help of their teammates, to break free from one of Escape Room Bangkok’s many scenarios. Each room has its own backstory, as well as a description of what it is you are trying to escape from, whether it be angry spirits or your deranged kidnapper. Escape Room Bangkok is ฿550 (about $16) per person, and each group can have anywhere from 2-8 people.
Explore the city on bike with Go Bangkok Bicycle Tours. This is certainly one of the best ways to see the city, as the BTS Skytrain can only go so far and there is seemingly always some traffic, making traveling via taxi simply a hassle. With Go Bangkok Tours, you can rent a bicycle and venture out on your own, purchase its GPS Guidepack to navigate the city yourself or hire your own personal guide, who is able to show you the ins-and-outs of the city like no other travel or guidebook could.
Having opened just last December, BOUNCEinc certainly kicked off in Bangkok with a bang. Forget gravity: at BOUNCEinc, fly as you wish from one trampoline to the next, with over 80 to choose from. Prices range anywhere from ฿350 (about $10) for students or juniors to ฿1,400 (about $40) for a family of four.
BOUNCE Thailand, 139 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok, +66 02 014 2446
Explore the depths of the ocean without ever having to leave the city at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. SEA LIFE offers many exhilarating tour packages, including its ocean feeding boat, where participants get up close and personal with sharks and stingrays and its exciting 4D cinema experience. Our favorite, however, is its diving with sharks package. Participants will get face-to-face with some of the ocean’s most feared wildlife, including sand tiger sharks, leopard sharks and more. Pricing ranges from ฿5,300-6,600, (about $151-188) depending on how much diving experience you have.
With over 7,000 square feet of climbing space, thrill seekers everywhere can enjoy Urban Playground Climbing. Urban Playground Climbing’s indoor, state of the art, climbing facility will not leave you disappointed. This rock climber’s playground is found in the heart of Bangkok, between BTS Skytrain stops Phrom Phong and Thonglor. All climbers are welcome, regardless of skill level. Passes costs ฿425 (about $12) for weekdays and ฿525 (about $15) for weekends and holidays. Youth and seniors weekday passes are ฿320 (about $9) and ฿420 (about $12) for weekends and holidays.
Who doesn’t love playing a good game of football while being lodged into a giant, inflatable bubble? If you are one of these people, grab a friend and head on down to Bangkok Bobble Football for one interesting game of football, or enjoy an afternoon bobble bowling or sumo wrestling. Bangkok Bobble Football has three different locations in Bangkok, and participants can choose whichever location is most convenient for them. The price to play ranges from ฿8,000-28,000 (about $229-800), depending on the number of people participating as well as the number of ‘bobbles’ you rent.