Visiting the Thai capital soon? Here are some new places you can add to your itinerary
Become a snake expert at the Siam Serpentarium
Overcome your fear of snakes at Bangkok’s latest edutainment venue. It’s home to the world’s first and only serpent sensorium, where you’ll experience what it’s like to be a snake as you venture through an interactive forest environment. Want to see the real deal? At Snake Planet, you’ll see over 70 snake species from all over the world on display, including the rare Golden Cobra. Entry for foreigners is THB550 (adults) and THB250 (children). Find out more, here.
Escape the real world at VR1
Make your way to Bangkok’s first ever virtual reality café. Three types of VR systems are available — the HTV Vive, Oculus and Playstation VR. There are six rooms for rent, all fitted with TV screens so your friends can watch the scenarios you’re in while you hilariously flail your arms about. You can choose from 70 games, ranging from simple exploration games to scary horror simulators. The rate is THB650 for the first hour, and THB550 for every succeeding hour. More information, here.
Learn spa techniques at the Asian Holistic Academy
Pick up some mad strokes and wellness practices while you’re in town. Attend Asian Holistic Academy’s three-hour workshop on either aromatherapy, hand spa therapy, natural beauty recipes, or herbal infusion and tea blending. If you have more time, you can opt to attend one of their short courses. The duration for the back and shoulder massage class is one day, while the traditional Thai massage course runs for three. Find out more, here.
This article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of Smile magazine.