Alternative things to do this Songkran to avoid water guns

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By Time Out Bangkok staff |
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There are plenty of alternative choices in Bangkok when you don't want to get caugt in the middle of this huge water war.

Galleries

BACC
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Museums

Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)

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This imposing structure is one of the best modern art museums in the country, featuring exhibitions of established and emerging artists from Thailand and around the world.

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Museums, History

Jim Thompson's House

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Now a museum in lush grounds, it exhibits Thompson's Asian artefacts and looks much like it did when he disappeared in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands in 1967. 

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Serindia Gallery
Serindia Gallery
Things to do, Exhibitions

Serindia Gallery

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Serindia Gallery is anchored in a 60-year-old post Colonial building nearby the French Ambassador Residence and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The gallery focuses on fine-art exhibitions including oil and watercolor paintings, woodblock prints, and photography from the local and international artists.

Sathorn 11 art space
Sathorn 11 art space
Art, Mixed media

Sathorn 11 Art Space

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This two-storey gallery is dedicated to fine-art exhibitions from both international and local artists. The co-founders art curator Chaiyaporn “Mike” Boonmahanark and art philanthropist Marc Greene also aim to support and provide a platform for Thai artists who don’t have enough funding to exhibit their work by giving the space above the gallery as a studio.

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Art, Galleries

Bridge Cafe & Art Space

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Bridge Cafe utilizes the space of an old building to maximum capacity, exhibiting art in all corners from the ground floor up. Take in the fascinating view of Taksin Bridge once you hit the rooftop.

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Sport

Thai Wake Park
Thai Wake Park
Sports and fitness

Thai Wake Park

Thai Wake Park is part of Hotel Ride 'n Lazy located on the outskirts of town.The place is famous for water sports that comes with free basic instruction such as wakeboard and wakeskating. 

Sports and fitness

Flow House Bangkok

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The real highlight is a flowrider, a wave-making machine for surfing straight from San Diego for those who love stand-up surfing and bodyboarding. Other facilities include plunge pool, bike shop, RipCurl flagship store, games (ping pong and darts) and free wifi.  

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Racquet club
Racquet club
Things to do, Games and hobbies

The Racquet Club

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This urban sport club offers over 10 recreational activities with a broad range of facilities. Highlights include swimming pool with jacuzzi, gym, badminton, tennis and futsal courts, rock climbing boulders, golf simulator, snooker, and business meeting room

Sports and fitness, Exercise classes

Aquabiking Bangkok

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Aquabiking Bangkok offers spinning cardio workouts with the lower body submerged in water. Though the workout may not be as intense as indoor cycling, Aquabiking is by no means less challenging.

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Sports and fitness, Exercise classes

Absolute You Studio Commons

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One of America’s most popular workouts, Rhythm Cycling, has finally arrived in Bangkok. Favored by New Yorkers, Rhythm Cycling energizes attendees with vibrant lighting and upbeat music, promising you won’t get bored throughout the 45-minutes session.     

Spa and Wellness Center

Health and beauty, Saunas and baths

Bangkok Float Center

Free yourself from gravity, of disturbing sounds, bright lights and all of life’s little bothersome details by submerging your entire body in a pod filled with skin-temperature water.

Health and beauty, Spas

Spa Studio by Mandarin Oriental

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The grand facelift at the Mandarin Oriental’s Garden Wing also included the introduction of a new Spa Studio, a four-room spa focusing on manicures, pedicures, facial treatments and a quick massage. 

Until 31 May. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave, 0 2659 9000. Open daily, 12:00-18:00

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Health and beauty, Spas

Away Spa

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Away Spa is not new, but this treatment is. The Diamonds are Forever treatment aims to cleanse your skin thoroughly with pure diamond powder, promising a more radiant-looking complexion.

Health and beauty, Spas

Harnn Heritage Spa Krungthep

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Harnn, Thailand’s leading luxury spa and skincare brand, has never failed to impress us. So when its founder and managing director, Vudhichai Harnphanich, disclosed that he’s opening a new spa right in the heart of the city.

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Myth
Myth
Health and beauty, Spas

Myth

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This massage place is cuddled in a stable house in Soi Ruamrudee behind Wireless road. Myth offers traditional Thai massage by staff who are certified from famous Thai massage school Wat Po, herbal products from soaps and lotions to bath products.

The Okura Spa
The Okura Spa
Hotels, Spa hotels

The Okura Spa

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The Okura Spa is cuddled on the 25th floor of the classy Japanese hotel. The spa is dressed out in a contemporary Japanese with Zen elements featuring Okura’s signature ta-ke relief massage, using steamed bamboo rolling onto your body to release stress after the aromatic oil.

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Health and beauty, Spas

Health Land

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Bangkok’s largest franchise massage place offers a quality massage at affordable prices. This spa-slash-massage place offers ayurvedic treatments (healing procedure originated from India) such as steam bath and four-hand massage (two therapists at a time); spa and massage treatments.

Wat Po Massage School
Wat Po Massage School
Attractions, Religious buildings and sites

Wat Pho

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Founded in 1955, Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School is the oldest and most certified massage school in Thailand where both foreigners and locals come to have their massage training. The school offers four courses in Thai Pharmacy, Thai medical practice, Thai Midwife Nurse, and Thai Massage.

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Health and beauty, Spas

Yunomori onsen & spa

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Yunomori onsen & spa boasts a Japanese garden and sources the mineral water all the way from the thermal springs of Wat Wangkanai in Ranong province, Southern Thailand to its onsen. Other facilities are also available including Japanese baths, sauna, steams and showers.    

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Health and beauty, Spas

Let's Relax Onsen & Spa Thonglor

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The onsen uses concentrated onsen powder that’s extracted from hot spring resources in Gero, Takayama, ranked one of the most popular hot spring locations in Japan. The water is operated using a circulated system and is changed on a weekly basis to ensure hygiene standards.

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Miscellaneous

Things to do, Games and hobbies

Siam Laser Games

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The LED-lit venue features four different themes—ocean, forest, lava and castle—and can accommodate a maximum of 56 players. 

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Attractions, Theme parks

Dinosaur Planet

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Awaken your kids’ adventurous hearts by taking them to Bangkok’s first interactive dinosaur theme park. Browse around life-size skeleton replicasof giant creatures as well as multimedia exhibition to learn more about the prehistoric animals. 

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Attractions

Stanley Mini Venture

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Asia’s largest miniature town covers up the space of more than 1,000 square meters with tiny buildings, cars, trains, trees and people crafted in an elaborate 1:87 scale. 

Siam Serpentarium
Siam Serpentarium
Attractions

Siam Serpentarium

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This modern edutainment venue comprises three sections that feature entertaining exhibits and presentations on these fascinating reptiles. The Immersive Snake Museum will take you on a journey through a snake’s life, from birth to its predatorial life to reproduction. 

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Attractions, Zoo and aquariums

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, widely known as the former Siam Ocean World, carries hundreds of marine species classified under 20 zones including Penguin Ice Adventure, Tropical Ocean, Rocky Shore, and Shark Shipwreck.

Siam Park City
Siam Park City
Attractions, Theme parks

Siam Park City

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Siam Park City, aka Suan Sayam, is a mix-used theme park and water park with a replication of the beach for those who yearn for the seaside vibe but can’t be bothered to leave the city. 

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