Rainy days can definitely dampen your holidays in Thailand. With the flooded roads and grey skies, touring the city of Bangkok just doesn’t seem as fun. It is, however, the perfect time to have a bit of down time and do some indoor activities. Here are some ways you can spend a rainy day in Bangkok.
GO FOR SOME OLD SCHOOL FUN
A bit of old school board games coupled with some delicious food will chase the rainy blues away. Bring your friends for an afternoon of board games or perhaps go stag and join one of the groups. For the electronic version of Battleship and Scrabble, head to the Game Over Lounge at Liberty Plaza, an electronic playground, that serves amazing food – Their signature burger is highly recommended. For the old-fashioned boardgame fun, head to Battlefield Bangkok in Sukhumvit, where their partner, Devilish, will sort out your food needs.
GAMEOVER LOUNGE: Liberty Plaza 1000/39 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
BATTLEFIELD BANGKOK: 71 Sukhumvit 101/1, Bangkok 10260, Thailand
VISIT A NEW WORLD
The rainy season can push you into taking a tour of Bangkok’s quirky themed cafes. Have a coffee break with some rainbow crepes at the Unicorn Cafe where unicorns and rainbows will chase the grey clouds away. If you are not a big fan of pink and purple, then spend your day with raccoons, foxes, and owls at the Little Zoo Cafe.
THE UNICORN CAFE: Soi Sathorn 8, Bangkok, Thailand
LITTLE ZOO CAFE: Bond St, Ban Mai, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand
FIND YOUR NEXT READ
Curl up with a good book at the Candide Books & Cafe, a small cafe with an adjoining bookstore housed in a riverside venue with a good view. You can also head to the book mecca known as Dasa Books which has a good collection of books and great-tasting coffee.
CANDIDE BOOKS & CAFE: 207 Tanow Road Bawornniwet Subdistrict Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand
DASA BOOKS: 714/4 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Rainy days in Bangkok are the perfect time to indulge in a long brunch or lunch or maybe even both. Depending on your budget, you can hit the hotels for buffet brunches that come with free flow wine or perhaps you would like to settle for a fluffy omelet coupled with a cup coffee and a good spot for people-watching at On Luk Yun in China Town. You can also go for a long lunch and explore the world of Japanese Yakiniku and Hotpot Shabu-Shabu meals in the digital age where you get to order your dishes from a touchpad and you are served by a robot at the Hajime Robot Restaurant.
ON LUK YUN: 72 Charenkrung Road, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
HAJIME ROBOT RESTAURANT: 3rd floor, Monopoly Park, Rama3 road (Industrial Ring road) Bangkok, Thailand
DO SOME SHOPPING
Within the 6-story building on the Platinum Fashion Mall, you will not feel the rain as you go through one labyrinth of clothing and accessories stalls after another. You could easily spend a whole day of bargaining and shopping here. For a foodie or coffee break, you can indulge yourself in the food court on the top floor where they serve various local dishes. If you fancy a bit of adventure, there are some vendors outside selling grilled creepy, crawly things on a stick.
PLATINUM FASHION MALL: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Perhaps what you really need is a day in the spa. A nice fusion of Japanese and Thai awaits you at the Yunomori Onsen in Sukhumvit, where you can spend your day in a traditional Japanese bath before or after your Thai massage. A nice bonus is that just outside the spa is a Japanese restaurant that serves delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine.
YUNOMORI ONSEN & SPA: 120/5 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
HOW WOULD YOU SPEND A RAINY DAY IN BANGKOK?
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