Snow Town Bangkok is an indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekkamai shopping mall. Inside the air conditioned hall there is a Main Street with Japanese restaurants, shops and a playground. There is also a modest slope with sleighs and skis for rent so you can recreate the sensation of being high up in the mountains of Hokkaido.
There is always an artificial snow machine pumping out fresh snow and forming little mounds which children love to climb up and slide down, but try to time you visit to experience the snow falling from the roof. This happens four times a day at 12:00 (11:00 on weekends), 15:00, 18:00, and 20:00. The hall is kept at a refreshing 15 degrees Celsius so it never really gets cold, although it is certainly a big change from the tropical temperatures of Bangkok.
Themed Snow Village In Bangkok
If you are just curious to check out snow in Bangkok, it is perfectly fine just to pay the entrance fee, take a walk around the Main Street and have a meal in one of the many restaurants. Here you will find ramen, ‘yaki-niku’ barbeque, and speciality crab restaurants, among others. The Japanese element is a bit twee but it’s catering mainly towards the local Thai community who seem to love it.
For many Thai families it is the first time they have ever felt snow so spirits are high in most children (and their parents). You can expect lots of laughter and rolling about in the fluffy white powder. Snow Town Bangkok is best for small children around 4 to 8 years old as the playground is fairly simple and older children might get bored quickly. Younger children seem to love climbing the snow mounds, playing with a ball or simply just dancing under the snowfall.
Good To Know
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11.00 – 22.00, Saturday – Sunday and Holidays 10.00 – 22.00
- Location: Fifth Floor, Gateway Ekkamai, Sukhumvit Road
- Price Range: From 80 baht for young children, 100 baht for older children and adults (gear rental and activities require additional fees)