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Things to do in Bangkok with Kids 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 or Without

Bangkok is one of the world’s top ten tourist destinations ranked by the number of visitors. The Thai capital has snowballed over the past century from an ancient settlement five centuries older than that.

My kids and I love it because it oozes with life and interest, and there are lots of contrasting things to see and do there. Every day in Bangkok feels like a bit of an adventure, whether getting about by riverboat, sampling street food or finding big lizards roaming free in a city park.

Famous for a haphazard tangle of eastern charm mixed with lush modernity, Bangkok has a fascinating history, much of which can be seen and explored in its streets and buildings. But it has reputations for congestion, pollution and prostitution, so is Bangkok dangerous? Is it safe for families? We have visited it both as a family and as a mother travelling with young children several times over the past few years and we will be going again, so read on to learn about how to get the most from your stay in Bangkok with Kids.

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About this Article

We give advice on what to see and do, with links to official websites and information about locations and costs. We also give any tips and wrinkles to improve your experience.

We give some indicative prices in both local currency and rounded to the nearest US dollar. At the time of writing, 30 Thai Bhat is just under one US Dollar, or there are about 40 Thai Bhat to one GB Pound Sterling.

Tips and Wrinkles

Throughout this article, we give nuggets of specific advice in boxes looking like these below. So here for a starter are a couple of general tips for the whole city:

 It is usually cheaper to book attractions in advance on official websites rather than turning up at the door. We give the website links for each attraction so you can check this.

Better still, in case we found that booking through an agency can give significantly bigger discounts as well as added value such as better flexibility. Then we also give a link to such an agency so you can see what the benefits are for yourself.

Please also read our general disclaimers at the foot of the article.

things to do in Bangkok with children

Overview of Bangkok for Travellers

We have usually flown both internationally and also when touring Thailand except once when we took a train from Bangkok to Cambodia. For further information on travel to and from Bangkok see the section How to get to Bangkok at the end of the article.

Rapid growth in the twentieth century from its ancient roots gave Bangkok a reputation for traffic jams and air pollution by the turn of the millennium. It is still polluted by western standards, now ranking 474th for air pollution worldwide (link) This puts it as much better than many cities in India China and the Far East. It is comparable with several in Central Europe but worse than any city in the US or the UK. We found blue skies and sunshine and the place doesn’t feel dirty, though it is pretty congested with traffic and obviously there is room for improvement. The city has been investing in new infrastructure with the Skytrain overhead metro as the most obvious example. See Below for How to Get about in Bangkok

One thing I am always asked is how many days is enough for Bangkok? and of course, the answer is as long as a piece of string. You could spend three days there and get an overview of the city and its the river, Thai culture and see some dazzling temples, or spend a month to gain some feeling for the impact that the political economic and technical changes of the twentieth century have made on the ancient and romantic kingdom of Siam. But for an introduction to Bangkok with kids, I would suggest taking a week to explore and enjoy a reasonable catalogue of what the city has to offer.

Here is my list of the best sites and attractions in Bangkok. Please let me know if you tink I should add any.

Parks and Zoos in Bangkok

OK: for my girls if a place has animals and space to run around then it deserves a spot on the map, so parks and zoos come at the top of any list for us.

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is one of our great favourites.  It includes the largest Aquarium in South East Asia – with five million litres of water and four hundred different animal species. There is a transparent underwater tunnel, an “Open Ocean” with sharks and a petting pond where you can reach in and feel starfish and sea cucumbers.  Not your taste?  My kids loved this – it was their favourite place of all.

We spent a happy five hours at Sea Life. and this still left the girls begging for more – but there just wasn’t the time to do everything.

Shows included in the ticket price:  Feeding – jackass and gentoo penguins,  freshwater fish, sharks, eagle rays, and also a demonstration of diver communications. There are lots of other payable activities too (prices below)

Eating: Sea Life is located in the big Siam Paragon shopping mall. There are several cafeterias inside it, but my recommendation is to go out into the mall.  There is a great food court and restaurants, all located one floor above the Sea Life entrance.  We ate very well there.

Sea Life Bangkok is quite pricey but you can book tickets online in advance and then they are cheaper.  Check the Sea Life website as they have various offers depending on day and time.   You can also buy a combined ticket for Sea Life with Madame Tussauds

Sea Life Bangkok – useful information

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Safari World

places to visit in bangkok for kids - Safari world in Bangkok

Safari World was another one of our favourite things to do with children in Bangkok.

We thought the best of the best were the elephant and dolphin shows. Another favourite activity for the girls was feeding giraffes with bananas. We spent the whole day there.  The time flew and we didn’t have enough of it to see everything. We didn’t check the Marine Park at all for example.

Feeding Giraffes was great fun

Plan your visit: Safari World has lots of shows so plan your day beforehand and it’s worth arriving early.

Safari World useful information

  • Book Cheaper Tickets to the Safari World
  • Website
  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
    • Safari World is located here on outskirts of Bangkok
    • from Siam BTS it was a 40-minute drive by taxi but it was worth the trip
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 09:00 – 16_30 except Saturday and Sunday it closes at 17:00
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult ฿400 ($13) 
    • Children  ฿300 ($10)

Snake Farm in Bangkok

Located in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and managed by the Thai Red Cross, Bangkok Snake Farm is a scientific research facility, but that doesnt stop it being a great place to visit as a tourist and spectator.

Our girls love Bangkok’s Snake Farm so much that we have been there three times.

Timed Shows: It is worth timing your visit to include the shows. Venom Extraction is shown daily at 11:00 except weekends and holidays, and the Snake-Handling Show is every day at 14:30, except weekends and holidays, when it is at 11:00

Snake Farm useful information

Lumphini Park

This is a great place for kids to run free and play on the swings.  But even more, for us, it was the perfect place to spot enormous Monitor Lizards who run free in the grounds. 

Food – Lumphini Park is a 400m walk from the Snake Farm, so combine a visit. Neither has great places to eat, so take a picnic to eat in the park.

Lumphini Park useful info

  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 04:30 am till 21:00
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Free

Saranrom Park

Saranrom Park is an ideal escape from the sun in the shade of trees, while children can play or feed fishes in the pond. You can buy fish food from the lady at the gate.  A big bag costs 10 Baht. This kept the girls entertained for long enough for me to relax away from the everyday Bangkok chaos.

Combine your visit with the Grand Palace or Wat Pho. take the weight off your feet in Saranrom after all the intensive sightseeing.

Saranrom Park useful information

  • Google Map Location
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 04:30 – 21:00
  • Typical Entry Charges
    • Free

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Enjoy the City

Part of the fun of visiting Bangkok is just wallowing in the character of the place. Unfortunately, you will have to spend a proportion of your time on the roads getting from place to place, so here are a couple of suggestions to take your mind off the traffic – enjoy the water or explore street markets

Floating Markets

There are a few floating markets around Bangkok. The closest one to the city centre, Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market (here on Google Maps) is open only at the weekend. 

Our advice is to try different ones.  Our favourite floating market was Damnoen Saduak which is farther away (Googe Map Location), though the long ride to get there worth the time.

things to do in Bangkok - visiting floating market

Rent a boat – To get the most of the floating market experience, it’s best to come early and rent a boat with driver for about ฿1,000 ($30)  Then you can explore endless opportunities to try fresh fruit and other local food by buying it straight from the vendor’s boat.

You can as well either book private tour with the guide or organized Floating Market tour with the guide, where you would share the cost – we did such a trip with Klook in Vietnam and it was great

Streetfood – There are generally good places to try street food around floating markets so stay for lunch and be brave.

Look for Graffiti and Murals

We didn’t plan to look for graffiti in Bangkok but when we found a few cool ones, we started to collect them. They are all over the place. Many are very big, and after a while we started to recognise several artists.

Random Mural art seen in Bangkok

For the connoisseur, there is even a park dedicated to graffiti and known as Chalermla Park or even Graffiti Park. It is close to Siam Paragon and the Jim Thompson House. Here on Google maps.

Bangkok Weekend Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the biggest open markets in the world.  Despite its name, some parts are open every day except Monday. 

Generally, it closes at 6 pm except for Fridays when it opens only in the evening until midnight.  At the weekend it’s very busy with up to 15,000 stalls and an estimated 200,000 visitors a day.  Different parts of the market are zoned for different types of goods, and it’s said that everything s available to buy somewhere here.

Chatuchak Weekend Market visit with kids and try different food
Tania trying to stick her finger in a dead pig’s nostril

This is all good for a random browse to soak up the atmosphere, however, if you really want to shop here for mementoes or gifts, then you should allow several hours to cover a reasonable proportion of the vast variety on offer.

Combine your Visit – We visited the Friday evening market after our time in the Children’s Discovery Museum. This was a good time – not too busy.  If visiting during the day, it’s best to avoid the heat and the crowds by coming in the mornings. 

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Chatuchak Weekend Market useful information

  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
    • The nearest station is Mo Chit which is on both the BTS and the MRT lines
  • Opening hours
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  daytime: 07:00 – 18:00
    • Friday closed during the day.  Evenings: 18;00 to 24:00
    • Saturday, Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
    • Monday – closed
  • Typical Entry Prices
    • FREE

Museums and Galleries in Bangkok

Get out of the heat and into some great museums and galleries. I am fortunate that my kids have always loved exhibitions so I never have to drag them around these places. Though come to think of it, everyone else’s children seemed to be having a great time in them too.

Madame Tussaud’s Museum

Madame Tussaud’s is located in Siam Discovery Mall – a five-minute walk from Siam Paragon.  Known for its waxworks of famous people, what makes this place great fun for us is the way it encourages you to have mock-up interactions with the stars.  Or you can enter a scene playing sports with real-life sportsmen and women.  There are lots of Madame Tussauds worldwide and they each have different characters on display.  Here in Bangkok, you can sing a duet with Taylor Swift or Katy Perry, meet the Queen of the United Kingdom or take a selfie with Brad Pitt.  Our kids (and my husband) love hamming it up and making silly expressions for the camera in these kinds of scenes.

One of them is made of wax and one is my husband 😉 – photo taken by Tania

Madame Tussaud’s Museum Bangkok – useful information

Children’s Discovery Museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum is designed around the concept of learning by finding out for yourself, so you can design, build and demolish parts of a city or excavate a dinosaur fossil.  Some parts feel a bit worn and in need of maintenance, but still, my girls loved it.  The dinosaur displays and the outdoor playgrounds are awesome.

Excavating dinosaur fossils – and making sandcastles of course!

We only found this place on our fourth visit to Bangkok. The Children’s Discovery Museum is located very close to Chatuchak Weekend Market so you can combine both visits. We visited the Museum on Friday afternoon, and then we went on to explore the market in the evening.

Take a dip: There is also a small water park here, so if it’s hot, bring a towel and swimming costumes (or a change of dry clothes) for the kids.

Children’s Discovery Museum useful information

The Jim Thompson House

The Jim Thompson House is one of our favourite places in Bangkok, both for the adults and the kids in our family.  There is a beautiful house filled with treasures to explore, a wonderful garden to run around in, a silk shop, demonstrations on the craft of making, spinning and dyeing silk, and the fascinating mysterious tale of the man himself.

things to do in Bangkok with kids - visit Jim Thompson house
My girls watch a demonstration about silk making in the courtyard.

The house is a 15-minute walk from the Siam Paragon Mall (Sea Life, Kidzania, Kinokuniya) Access to the house is only by guided tour.  Shoes and cameras are left at the counter in the open yard as you enter the house proper.

Food – There is a nice restaurant cafeteria here, so come on a day when you want to treat yourself to a good sit down lunch in beautiful surroundings.

When you visiting Bangkok you must visit Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House – useful information

  • Book tickets to Jim Thompson House
  • Website
  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
    • The nearest BTS Sky Train Station to the Jim Thompson House is National Stadium  (Exit Nº1 ) on the Silom Line. or walk from Paragon Mall
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 09:00 – 18:00
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult: ฿200 ($6)
    • Young people (10-22yrs): ฿100 ($3)
    • kids below 10:Free

Art In Paradise

Art in Paradise is a gallery of awesome 3D trompe l’oeil paintings. Again like Madame Tussauds, it is designed for the selfie/Instagram age.  Here you can take pictures of yourself and your family suspended in space, or floating underwater, looking like giants and midgets in a false perspective room or interacting with monsters.

Art-in-paradise
they were lucky to escape this one . . .

It is great fun for both adults and kids.  And the visit will leave you with a phone-full of great images.  There are several of these galleries in the Far East and they always raise a laugh mixed with admiration for the imagination of the geometrical design of the pictures.

Try the App – For a silly sparkle you can even download an app which will animate the selfies you have taken. 

Art in Paradise – useful information

Commercial Entertainment in Bangkok

Like any large city, there are some enterprises where you can simply go and pay for entertainment or activity. I have included a bookshop here because this is one commercial space where we always have a great time, but like any shop, it’s free to browse, then buy if and whatever you want.

Kidzania

Kidzania is an indoor playground themed as a city run by kids, where children from 4 to 14 can roleplay in one of 80 different jobs and earn (and spend) a salary in the local currency of KidZos.  For example kids can be a pilot, policeman, fireman, doctor, or they can work in a ketchup factory.

things to do with kids in Bangkok - go to Kidzania

Our girls love role-playing games and wanted to stay there the whole day.  It is also a real learning opportunity – Zoe chose to be a pilot and Tania a flight attendant for part of their time there.  They discovered that the pilot had a shorter shift but earned more money.

things to do in bangkok with kids - visit Kidzania, bangkok for kids

Kidzania – useful information

  • Book tickets to Kidzania
  • Website
  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
    • BTS station: Siam
  • Opening hours
    • Weekdays 10.00 – 17.00
    • Weekend and Holidays 10.30 – 20.30
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult: ฿640 ($20) weekdays and ฿800 ($25) weekends  
    • Child (4-14 years old): ฿1,100 ($35) weekdays and ฿1,350 ($43) weekends

Kinokuniya Bangkok – Officially “The Best Bookshop Ever” (the travelling twins)

We were familiar with the Kinokuniya chain from when we used to live in Dubai – we all love books and they have everything there. Within moments, the girls will be rediscovering old familiar favourites and then snuggling down on the carpet immersed in some new find.   

I prefer to collect a few titles and then browse through them over a coffee. It’s a really family friendly place.

they love rediscovering old favourites and finding new ones

Escape – The Bangkok Kinokuniya bookshop is in the same shopping mall as Kidzania so escape here for a coffee and a browse while your children are earning their Kidzos.

Kinokuniya – useful information

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Trampoline Park

Our girls discovered trampolines on holiday in Poland when they were three.  They instantly loved them then and the thrill hasn’t gone away yet. All of us were jumping for an hour solid. which was enough to wear us out – but if you want more, then the second hour is discounted.

There are two locations for “Bounce Thailand” in Bangkok and both also have climbing walls – there are (of course ) combo tickets available.

Footwear – Check the websites for requirements for footwear before you leave your hotel.

Bounce Thailand Trampoline Park – useful information

  • Website
  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 10:00 to 22:00
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult: price for one hour ฿490 ($16)
    • Child : price for one hour฿390 ($12)

Siam Park City – Adventure Water Park.

Fancy playing in the biggest water park in Asia?  Then visit Siam Park City with the tallest artificial wave and wave pool in the world.

The Water Park has a range of zones and attractions for everyone including even a Spa for mums whose idea of heaven is not speeding down a crazy water slide.

The Adventure Park has 4 zones

  • X-zone – with the type of attraction which make me dizzy even just looking at them.
  • Fantasy world zone  – more gentle rides
  • Family zone – great fun for all the family and dino lovers
  • Small world – gentle rides, and playground suitable for very little people 

Family Friendly Zone One of the most family-friendly places is the Siam Lagoon – a complex of different slides and pools for all ages.

Siam Park City Water Park – useful information

Fantasia Lagoon Water Park

Fantasia Lagoon Water Park is located on top of the shopping center in Bang Khea. Park is small – it fits on the roof top of The Mall” but its perfect to visit with children as you has lots of easy rides and its small enough to can spot your kids easily.

Fantasia Lagoon is a great place to escape Bangkok heat

Additional plus is that you can always go to Bangkea Mall to shop or eat at the food court or visit one of the various kids play area. Mall is really big and have various attractions like indoor waterfall etc.

  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 10:30am – 08:30pm
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult: ฿220 ($)
    • Child (below 130cm): ฿130

Siam Niramit Show

Siam Niramit theather show is not only the historic show in three acts telling the story about Thailand but the whole expierience. The gate open at 5pm and if you bought option with buffee you can have dinner or feed baby elephant with banana which will greet you at the entrance.

Pre-show cultural program gives you opportunity to see some extra dance show and photos opportunity.

if the kids what manage to follow the show from historical point of view they still will enjoy the performance of flying Dancing Damsels or sword fight.

Siam Niramit Show Useful Info
  • Book cheaper tickets
  • Website
  • Google Map Location and How to Get There
  • Opening hours
    • Daily 05:00 pm door open show starts at 08:00 pm
  • Typical Entry and Other Prices
    • Adult: show only price depends on the seat from ฿1500 to ฿2500
    • Adult: show and dinner price depends on the seat from ฿1900 to ฿2900
    • Child (91-145cm): show and dinner price depends on the seat from ฿1750 to ฿2750

Temples and Palaces to visit in Bangkok with Kids

There’s no place like Bangkok for temple-cruising, so make a couple of days of your visit to see for yourself the wonders which grace so many travel centre posters.

temples to visit with Children in Bangkok

Dress Codes – Remember you may have to follow dress codes.  The basic minimum is for both sexes to cover your shoulders and knees, but out of respect even for those sites which don’t demand strict adherence, it is best for men to wear a long sleeve shirt and long trousers and for women to cover their arms and carry a sarong in case it is required to cover your ankles.  Dress code rules don’t apply to children.

Other cultural considerations – Don’t wear torn, ripped or transparent clothing, don’t wear skin-tight (eg lycra) clothing, and remember not to sit down on the raised thresholds of doorways. 

Wat Arun

Temple of the Dawn – Wat Arun is different from the other temples in Bangkok.  It is white with colourful decorations and its defining characteristics are all the steep steps surrounding the main stupa.  You can climb these, and they aren’t as steep as they look.

Wat Arun is located on the river bank – opposite Wat Pho. You can get to it by ferry (shuttle boat) which is fun too.  The ferry costs just ฿3 (ten cents/pence)

In the evening you can admire the temple with its beautiful lights from the water.

Wat Arun – useful information

Wat Pho

Wat Pho - enormous Buddha - must see temples in Bangkok

The temple of reclining Buddha.  Wat Pho Temple is famous for its 42m long very impressive reclining Buddha. The corridor around the Buddha has 108 bronze bowls representing his auspicious characteristics.  People believe that putting donations to the bowls brings wealth and prosperity. Our girls enjoyed putting my money in and then asked if they could take some out for themselves(!)

Wat Pho Location

More Temples in Bangkok

There are other temples too.  The nice thing about Bangkok temples is they are all quite different with their individual characteristics.  Probably our next favourite was the Golden Buddah temple.  The Golden Buddha Temple Location 

Bangkok Grand Palace

The Grand Palace was an official residence of Kings of Siam from 1782 until 1925 and part of the Grand Palace is still working as the Royal Office.  The other two million square feet of the complex are open to the public.

The Grand Palace is a network of buildings, beautiful courtyards and gardens. You can easily spend a day here and still not see everything.

Girls looking for frogs under the leaves – for them it was the biggest atraction in Grand Palace

We loved it even though it was very hot and busy when we visited in April, so depending on the season it’s a good idea to take lots of water with you.  Dress code is strict so cover your arms and ankles (or you can rent sarongs at the gate)

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How to Get About in Bangkok with Kids

Taxi

how to commute in Bangkok - taxi

Taxis are probably the easiest way to commute through Bangkok if you travel with kids. Easy to spot and stop (unless you need them in rush hour), and most have air conditioning – at least the new ones do.  Sometimes you need to persuade the driver to use the meter, and for longer journeys, he may refuse, so it’s worth having an idea of how much you want to pay.

BTS Skytrain

BTS is not the cheapest Metro Service but it beats the Bangkok street traffic.  A single fare would typically be  ฿ 16 to 60 ($0.50 to $2). A one day pass costs  ฿ 140 ($4.50) Children up 90 cm high travel free, above that and they pay the adult fare.

River Boats and Ferries in Bangkok

the most exciting way to travel in Bangkok are boats. If your hotel is close to the river, you should check the river boat schedule. There are several options.

boat on the canal is the best way to travel with kids in Bangkok - no traffic and lots of fun

Regular boats  (no flag) –  These stop at every pier – tickets are  ฿ 10 to 20 payable on the boat.

Express boats – three types

  • orange flags – stopping only at main piers – ticket price  ฿15
  • yellow flag –  runs only during rush hours – ticket price ฿ 20 to 29
  • green flag – runs only during rush hours – tickets  ฿13 to 22

Tourist boats (blue flag on the boat) – stopping at piers at request  – price ฿ 40 ($1) the trip or ฿100 ($3) for a day pass.

Shuttle boats – like boat crossing to Wat Arun

Hotel shuttle boats – some hotels have their own shuttle boat which can get you across the river.

Have a Ride in a Tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks are more expensive than Taxis, especially if you are a foreigner. They don’t have meters, so the price depends on your haggling skills. Even, so they are fun and you should take a tuk-tuk ride for the experience.

Food to Try in Bangkok with Kids

Bangkok is such a good place to try different yummy food. Street food is the best. Just don’t hesitate and try everything. Most of the stuff which doesn’t look like baking is both gluten free and dairy free so if you have such issues you don’t have to worry about it and can order without hesitation, though be careful with Soy sauce – it’s generally with gluten but you can opt for food without. If you have a Peanut allergy – be careful there are lots of peanuts in Thai food.

Sticky Rice and Meat Skewers

Sticky Rice is the staple of Thai diet and the cheapest thing to buy – one of my girls favourite food. It cost only ฿5  a skewer and it is sold everywhere.   A couple of these for ฿10 (30 cents/pence) and you have a cheap meal for a happy child. If you want to get crazy and spend a bit more order traditional Thai food – the Pad Thai – it’s my favourite.

Mango Rice

A bit of a treat – rice cooked in coconut milk with ripe mango pieces and with extra coconut milk and sugar sauce. All extremely delicious and yummy  – Price on average from ฿ 60 ($2)

Mango sticky rice best food to try in Bangkok with kids

Fresh Coconut

Our favourite – Coconuts are sold everywhere they are cut open right in front of you – This really is the best way to quench your thirst. I feel guilty every time I use disposable plastic straws, so we carry our own reusable bamboo straws which we bought in Pho Quoc.


Where to stay in Bangkok with children

Bangkok is very big city so if you plan for some special activities look for accommodation close to them it will save you lots of time which you would spend otherwise in traffic. We were several times in Bangkok and each time we stayed in different part of Bangkok. We stayed in hotels, appartments and Airbnbs below some of them – sorted by area and price

Family Friendly Accommodation around Siam

Siam is a perfect location to visit lots of fun family activities in Bangkok like Aquarium, Kidzania, Madame Tussauds 

Family 5-star hotel in Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok – High end hotel in Siam – perfect to find a peace and quiet in the middle of Bangkok. Hotel is located close to Siam Paragon.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is probably the most family friendly hotel in Bamgkok. Impeccable service, spacious swimming pools and always smily service offers perfect oasis from Bangkok chaos.

Budget Family Accommodation in Bangkok

Ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai it’s a perfect 3* hotel to stay as family as it doesn’t have modern family room (bunkbeds etc). Its located close to Khaosan Road area, but room are quiet.

Hotels in Viengtai Hotel Bangkok

When is the best time to visit Bangkok with family

Bangkok has tropical monsoon climate which means it has 3 seasons (cool – read less hot, hot and wet 😉

  • Less hot season – and best to visit is from November to February
  • hot season – March till June
  • rainy season – July till October

Which airport is better in Bangkok

Bangkok has two airports – Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport is approximatelly 30 kilometers from Bangkok city center Its a newer and bigger and serves most of the international flights. If you plan to use BTS skyline to get to the centre of Bangkok airport in Suvarnabhumi is perfect. BTS skyline is connected with airpot via.

Cost of getting to the Suvarnabhumi Airport

  • Taxi to the airport fare to Bangkok (using meter) can cost anything between ฿ 200-400, if you are leaving from the airport you need to pay ฿ 50 additional fee per taxi leaving the airport. Trip takes around 1 hour and in the rush hours around 1,5 hour
  • The Airport Rail Link and BTS skyline cost ฿ 45

Don Muang Airport

Don Muang Airport is older and smaller airport, which currently serves the low cost airlines and domestic routes. Its closer to the heart of Bangkok then Suvarnabhumi airport and easier access by taxi.

If you wonder how to pronounce “Suvarnabhumi” – for me it’s a real tongue twister, but I did ask local and now I know that it’s pronounced “soo wan na poom”.

Cost of getting to the Don Muang Airport

  • Taxi to the airport fare to Bangkok (using meter) can cost anything between ฿ 150-300, if you are leaving from the airport you need to pay ฿ 50 additional fee per taxi leaving the airport. Trip takes around 30 minutes and in the rush hours around 1 hour
  • You may use local bus which in traffic hours are probably better option as doesn’t matter is you in a bus or Taxi you are stuck in the same traffic.

How long to spend in Bangkok ?

As long as you can I would say. you cannot see all the site we wrote about in less then two weeks. we saw them on our several vist to Bangkok with family. I would say minimum what you need is 3 days in Bangkok. To enjoy it with kids you should at least spend a week.

Conclusion – Bangkok with Kids

We love Bangkok and visit there was one of the best family thing to do in Thailand.

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