Snow in Bangkok is Possible-Snow Town, Bangkok

You may not believe this, but I have never been in real snow. It’s true! Growing up just north of the Bay Area in California, it is rare to have snowfall. In the 20 some odd years that I lived in Sonoma County, California it NEVER snowed. NEVER EVER. On occasion, my parents would bundle us 4 kids up and drive to the mountains to play in the snow, but what I remember of it, it was more of a kind of muddy ice. And I can remember my Dad bringing home snow in his lunch box after his long day working in the mountains for my sisters and me to play with. We would always be so bummed when the snow finally melted despite our best attempts to save it in the freezer.

As we have been traveling the world and living in a tropical climate, snow is even less likely to fall on our heads now. And Z has consistently said that she wants to go to the snow. So, we have thought about traveling to Korea for a ski trip, or Japan, or even a northern European country in winter to give her the opportunity.

I do NOT like being cold… there are not enough snow clothes (is that what they are called) to even keep me warm in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit so going to a colder climate has not been a real draw for me, but I would do anything for Z, even freeze my butt off. So on our recent trip to Bangkok, I realized that Z’s dreams could at least partially come true.

Snow Town

On our most recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand, Chad, Z, and I donned or packed our “winter clothing”, meaning jeans, a hoodie, and a short sleeve shirt. Yep, we were prepared for some seriously cold temperatures. Lucky for us after researching our destination we knew that we could rent any warmer clothing at Snow Town, so we didn’t really have to buy real winter clothes for our time at Snow Town Bangkok.

We arrived at Gateway Ekamai by Taxi without any problem and made our way up the 5 floors to Snow Town. Z was getting more and more excited with each set of escalators. She was finally going to get to play in the snow!

We bought our tickets, which seemed fairly priced at 250 baht ($6 USD) per adult and 230 baht per child. This price included some really snazzy snow/rain boots. We put on our layers of clothing we had packed for our time and walked into Snow Town.

There are a couple of photo opportunities right in the entrance, but there was no stopping Z… she wanted to see the snow.

We ran past a little snack bar, a huge fake fireplace, and a ton of toys for sale into the snow area. As we entered the snow area, I was reminded of how it feels to enter an ice rink. The cooler air and the smell of ice. Yells and screams of happiness from kids greeted us and spurred Z on even more to get into the snow (which was really shaved ice piled on the ground). We did stop her to buy her some gloves and rent her a sled.

The entrance to the snow area
The entrance to the snow area.
Her first steps into the snow!
Her first steps into the snow!

 

The snow area was ringed with restaurants, rental stands, and inflated igloos. There was a medium hill and a small hill that kids were sledding down in between running around and throwing ice/snow balls.

Z, Chad, and I ran around and took turns on the sled and throwing snowballs at each other for about 40 minutes. At that point, we were all soaking wet and COLD. All three of us were satisfied with our snow time, so I used my secret weapon and we took Z for the compulsory “hot-chocolate-after-time-in-the-snow” (that is a real thing right? Everything about the snow I learned from movies).

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We sat and enjoyed the hot cocoa while warming ourselves next to the very fake fireplace.

Was our time at Snow Town real enough to satiate Z’s desire for snow? It was close enough to the real thing for now. I will have to buy real winter clothes for the next snow destination  I am sure.

If you are in Bangkok and have a bit of extra time, you can definitely check out Snow Town.  It’s an hour or so of cold fun.

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Image from Snow Towns Website
Image from Snow Towns Website

CONTACT INFORMATION AND LOCATION:

Address: 982/22 Sukhumvit Rd. Prakanong , Klongtoey , Bangkok 10110

E-mailSnowtownbangkok@gmail.com

Telephone: +66-2-041-9910,+66-95-547-6870

*Disclaimer-Snow Town did not ask me for a review and I did not receive any kickbacks for writing about them. All the opinions written here are my own. For more info about our legal stuff check out our Disclosure page.* 

 

  14 comments for “Snow in Bangkok is Possible-Snow Town, Bangkok

  1. mamabyfire
    February 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    We don’t get snow here very often, but this year it snowed just days after Christmas. It was beautiful and fun to watch from inside next to the fireplace. There was just enough for my Z to build her first snowman. And it was my son’s very first snow.
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    • andthreetogo
      February 7, 2016 at 7:21 am

      That’s so cool! I always kind of craved a white Christmas… Which sounds like it was close enough to it for you guys!
      Maybe we should go to Seattle for the snow next year 😉

  2. Kimberly Roberts
    February 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I hate the cold too!! Which has made our time on Washington state interesting so far,haha (we moved! We actually did it!). But, snow is pretty to look at and mountains take my breath away. If we don’t stay in Washington long term, I think I want to go to Arizona or somewhere tropical :p

    • andthreetogo
      February 7, 2016 at 7:25 am

      You moved!?!? That’s awesome! I hope Washington is amazing for you guys. I have visited the islands off Washington numerous times as a kid and remember the state being just beautiful.
      If it weren’t for the rain, I would totally love to live in Seattle.
      Anyways, I hope you both are awesome and loving the new location 🙂

  3. Amy
    February 7, 2016 at 4:27 am

    From all the cool places you share in your posts, it seems like Thailand is an amazing place for young families! About hot chocolate after playing in the snow, it seems like such a lovely, cozy, idea…but our kids always got hot and sweaty under all their layers when they went out in the snow, and came back in begging for a cold drink!
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    • andthreetogo
      February 7, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Really?! See this is why I write about these things, I learn so much. Okay, I will be prepared with cold chocolate milk when we finally make it to real snow.
      It is actually surprising to me how much of a family friendly place Thailand is, especially after traveling through here as a backpacker and seeing it from the constant beer drinking, hostel staying, young couple perspective.
      I am happy that Thailand has many different facets for every kind of traveler (well,
      All except for the sex-tourism), it makes me feel like there is so much to learn and explore in this awesome country. 🙂

  4. Victoria@ The British Berliner
    February 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    So funny!
    I can’t believe that you haven’t experienced the real thing Jenny but really glad that Bangkok has some sort of “snow” to keep your spirits up. Time to come to Europe me thinks!
    Having said that, we don’t have any snow either. It’s a disgrace!
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    • andthreetogo
      February 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      No snow?! It’s a strange year weather wise isn’t it?

  5. Terri
    February 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That is weird–but FUN! I’m glad they have something like that! Kids who don’t get snow are SO curious about it! My kids are ready to get out of it. Yes! We do have hot cocoa after playing outside. Even us weirdo-eaters.
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    • andthreetogo
      February 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Do you make your own hot cocoa from dark chocolate? I admit that we have Swiss Miss for very rare occasions (Soooo bad!).
      I have had enough snow (despite the fakeness of it) as well. 🙂 Lol

      • Terri
        February 13, 2016 at 12:03 am

        Ha! That was enough snow for you! Lol!

        We use plain cocoa powder and either maple syrup or honey and either almond milk or coconut milk with a dash of salt and vanilla. I like the coconut milk and the girls like the almond milk.

        • andthreetogo
          February 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

          Oh that recipe sounds delish! I love coconut milk and I never though thought to add vanilla! I love when you share your recipes 🙂

  6. Lani
    February 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    There’s a snow dome in CM, but we never went in because it always has a ginormous line in front of it. I think it’s expensive, too. Soooo, I know you’ve never seen snow before, but was it REAL snow? My goodness it must be expensive to run the place.

    Yeah, snow. I should write about it. Good topic and it sounds like you had fun! xxoo
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    • andthreetogo
      February 14, 2016 at 8:11 am

      I think you should definitely write about it.
      I have never been to real snow that was more than muddy ice on the ground. 🙂 I keep thinking that I should make the effort as it looks so beautiful, but then I think of the cold….

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