There are plenty of alternative choices in Bangkok when you don't want to get caugt in the middle of this huge water war.
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.
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.
Spa and Wellness Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.