Activities during summer in Thailand

If you haven’t already felt it, then get ready because the next couple of months will be some of Thailand’s hottest. With that in mind, it’ll be hard to find things to do without getting absolutely melted by the sun. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Thai summer activities that you can do without being at risk of a heatstroke. And we didn’t even include our favourite pastime: going to the mall.

Here are a selection of our favourite things to do during summer.

What is summer like in Thailand?

It’s hot. It’s hot everywhere! If you’re not used to the tropic weather, then it’d be best to prepare for days that are minimum 35°C (95°F) and can go past 45°C (113°F).

Plus, because of the humidity, it’ll feel even worse. Light clothing is a must, and you may also want to pack some deodorant.

When is summer in Thailand?

It’s always summer in Thailand. But jokes aside, the hottest months in the year are around April-May.

Most Thai primary and secondary schools will also be closed during this time of the year, so many popular local destinations may be a bit more packed than usual during the weekdays.

– Thai summer activities –

1. Go visit a water park

Image credit: @pororoaquaparkbkk via Instagram

Water is one of the best ways to stay cool, so why not go to a water park where you can get soaked all day?

We recommend visiting Pororo Aqua Park Bangkok (สวนน้ำโพโรโระ อควาพาร์ค กรุงเทพฯ), which is very conveniently located atop Central Plaza Bangna.

At the moments, tickets are just under ฿300 for adults.

Address: 6th Floor, Central Plaza Bangna, 585 Bangna-Trad, Bang Na, Bangkok 10260
Opening hours: 11am-7pm, Weekdays; 10am-7pm, Weekends
Contact: +66 2745 7377 | Google Maps

2. Try indoor climbing

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One of the hottest, but not actually hot, activities to do in Thailand at the moment is indoor climbing.

If you’re interested, we recommend visiting Urban Playground Climbing which has a lot of exciting courses, including ones for beginners.

Address: 6, 8 Sukhumvit 49/9 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Opening Hours: 
12pm-10pm, Weekdays; 9am-9pm, Weekends
Contact: +66 2119 7200 | Google Maps

3. Board games with friends

Image credit: Battlefield Bangkok via Facebook

Bangkok is no stranger to board games. There are plenty of board game cafes in easy to access locations.

But if you’re an enthusiast, we recommend checking out Battlefield Bangkok. They have games for just about anyone, but also act as a hobby centre for more hardcore nerds.

Best of all? No table or room fees. You can drop in and game free of charge. If you don’t have a group, they’re more than willing to help as well.

Address: 71 Sukhumvit 101/1 Rd, Bang Chak, Prakanong, Bangkok 10260
Opening hours: 2pm-10pm, Weekdays; 12pm-10pm, Weekends
Contact: +66 6 3884 3864 | Google Maps

4. Authentic Japanese Onsen

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Resting at a spa and onsen is amazing during summer as well.

Try Yunomori Onsen & Spa for an authentic Japanese-style onsen right in Bangkok. They’ll also mix in Thai massages!

Address: 120, 5 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: 10am-12am, Daily
Contact: +66 2259 5778 | Google Maps

5. Go kart racing

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With the way we drive in Thailand, you might want to let loose and go racing. has a nice go kart racing course in RCA for both adults and children. Prices for one race are ฿599 for adults and ฿499 for children between 7-12. \

Address: 31/11 RCA Plaza, 2nd floor, RCA Alley, Bangkapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320
Opening hours: 1pm-9pm, Mon-Thurs; 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sun
Contact: +66 2641 4252 | Google Maps

6. Learn how to cook Thai food

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Food is one of the best parts of Thailand, and learning how to cook it is the BEST way to take it home with you.

Blue Elephant is a well-renowned restaurant and cooking school located inside a historic house. Their chefs are very experienced and they offer courses in 5 different languages.

Their morning class also includes a market visit and costs ฿3,296 per person. You can book here.

Address: 41 S Sathon Rd, Yan Nawa Sathon, Surasak, Bangkok 10120
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Daily
Contact: +66 2673 9353 | Google Maps

7. Play VR games

Image credit: TOTAL VR Bangkok Ekamai via Facebook

Reality is hot, but you can escape it in VR for a couple of hours.

Total VR Arcade has a branch in Gateway Ekamai where you can chill with some of the most popular VR titles. Prices start at ฿350 for half an hour.

Address: M120, 3rd Floor ,Gateway Ekamai Mall, 982 22 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +66 9 5948 8968 | Google Maps

8. Visit the museum, planetariums, and aquariums

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Nothing wrong with a little educational fun to escape the heat either.

We’ve covered the Bangkok Planetarium and SEA LIFE, but we also recommend visiting Museum Siam.

The museum is very conveniently located near MRT Sanam Chai and has tons of exhibits exploring what it means to be Thai.

Address: 4 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, closed Mondays
Contact: +66 2225 2777 | Google Maps

9. Guns blazing with laser tag

Put your skills to the test by dragging your friends to laser tag and handing them back their butts.

One of the best places for laser tag is Rush B, which has board games in addition to laser tag.

Address: 125 Arun Amarin Rd, Bang Yi Khan, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700
Opening Hours:
2.30pm-12.30am, Weekdays; 12pm-12.30am, Weekends
Contact: +66 9 2532 3925 | Google Maps

10. Use your wits in an Escape Room

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But for people who aren’t as athletically inclined for things like laser tag, use your brains in an Escape Room.

Escape Room Thailand at MBK Center is a fantastic option that’s convenient for everyone around the city. They have multiple rooms with various themes and difficulty levels, so you can pick the level of challenge you want.

Address: 7th floor, MBK Center 444 Phaya Thai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 
11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: +66 2048 4994 | Google Maps

11. Surf’s up in Bangkok

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Whether you’re a complete newbie or an expert, heading off to the beach to surf is an option even if you don’t want to leave Bangkok.

At Flow House, you can ride or learn to ride artificially-generated waves. Or you can bring your friends and watch them make a fool of themselves too!

Address: 120/1 A-Square, Soi Sukhumvit 26, Sukhumvit Road
Opening Hours: 
11am-9pm, Weekdays; 10am-9pm, Weekends
Contact: +66 2108 5210 | Google Maps

Summer activities to deal with the Thai heat

With these activities that you can do during summer in Thailand, the hottest months of the year will be a cinch.

For a more seasonal look at activities, check out our March guide to things to do in Bangkok. You’d also be remiss if you didn’t check out Wat Rai Khing Festival next month.

Cover image adapted from: TOTAL VR Bangkok Ekamai via Facebook, Battlefield Bangkok via Facebook, @pororoaquaparkbkk via Instagram, เผือกรีวิว

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