Three World Class Tourist Attractions, First in Thailand!

by Expat Life
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Spend your leisure time at Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery, at KidZania
Bangkok, SEA LIFE Bangkok and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

KidZania

KidZania Bangkok, a big, wide world where all children dream of… Bring the children to special classes to enhance their skills for the future. How good would be if your kids could find out what they like, what they want to be when they grew up, then try it? KidZania Bangkok: the world of children located on the 5th floor, North Zone, Siam Paragon.

Learning and entertainment for kids aged 4–14, where they can play real jobs: aviation, medical personnel, actor, policeman or firefighters… Everything is 30% smaller in “KidZania”children run the city and do the key jobs that make the town a better place to live. Each job is interrelated so that children can gain real life experience. They can go in on their own, parents stay in the waiting areas or follow their children taking pictures along the way! There are 3 zones: Airport zone, City square zone and Suburb zone.

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Kids receive a 50 KidZo allowance, KidZania currency, which teaches them to manage their own finances, as each learning station requires entrance fees. They learn new skills, such as cooking, art school, music school, acting school, etc. These activities incur learning expenses, but once they finish their training they earn income too!

Children can be fuel station manager, filling tanks, work in the washing and maintenance zones. The children need driving licenses to pass an eye test and driving training and examinations at the driving school which their friends operate and run.

Little firefighters in yellow fire suits who have been well trained extinguish fires. Police officers are stationed in the area to keep it safe. In the theatre they train as magicians, actors, fashion shows from professional models. In the Factory zone they make soda, drinking water, milk and green tea. Children will be taught the importance of education providing studies such in physics, astronomy, biology, geology and chemistry.

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There are more than 65 establishments that offer more than 80 career choices in KidZania. Children learn skills to get their dream jobs, decision making, self-dependence, working with others, self-expression, individuality, as well as finance through KidZo currency.

Spend your leisure time at Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery, at KidZania Bangkok, SEA LIFE Bangkok and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Open Mon to Fri, 10am–5pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am–08.30pm.
More information can be found at www.bangkok.kidzania.com or call  02-683-1888.

SEA LIFE Bangkok

Basement Floor B1 of Siam Paragon. The only undersea world in Thailand showcases sharks and stingrays, jellyfish, penguins and sea otters. When you arrive at Siam Paragon, ride the elevator to B1 floor to buy tickets. Prices at www.sealifebangkok.com See the rocky hideout where red spider crabs welcome you with their claws.

Visit children’s corner and get stamps of all 9 corners, to gain a SEA LIFE Bangkok pin at the exit. “Behind the Scene”, where children can examine the work behind SEA LIFE Bangkok, looking at the water treatment system the glass floor with many sharks swimming underneath. Outside shark room, there are chairs where you can sit and watch fish in a huge wall-to-wall tank.

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At seahorse zone the males take care and hatch their eggs before sending them to the females. The seahorses in photogenic colours wait to be photographed.

In the ‘Glass Tunnels’ you are really under the sea with the fish swimming above you. The freshwater zone has rare fish from all over the world. Chaophraya Stingrays have gorgeous patterns pleasing to the eyes. You will need the rest zone where you can rest, drink water or eat popcorn. Sea otters draw everyone’s smiles. As smart as penguins they carry things with their little paws. Watch the otters show with their trainer. Penguin zone is next. A glass wall where you can sit and watch them for as long as you would like. Touch starfish, sea cucumbers and shark eggs next is turtle corner. Walk through the underwater tunnel and watch all the fish swim over you.

See a stingray smile at you, when a shark swishes by, you will want to scream! A great place to take pictures. Come and watch our Gentoo penguins being fed in their ice house or pool. Try the Ocean Walker, wear a diving costume and oxygen mask and walk amongst the sharks in the tank for 15 minutes at 2,500B per person. Come and visit the underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok, B1 floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Complex.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Get acquainted with world-famous celebrities! Visit the legendary Madame Tussauds Wax Museum from the UK. Widen the family’s imagination by meeting world-famous figures from every walk in life, so lifelike, it’s as if they were standing in front of you. There are so much more than life-sized wax figures, there are interactive activities along the way, all of the figures can be touched, taken selfies with or mimick their pose!

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The first room is The Royal Room, where Royal figures, from Thailand and overseas, are displayed: Mahidol Adulyadej the Prince Father and Princess Srinagarindra the Princess Mother, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Diana Princess of Wales, as well as famous world leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Zedong.

Political figures, those famous in the arts, music, science and technology: Sunthorn Phu, Picasso, Mozart, Mark Zuckerberg and Einstein, all of whom had achieved great heights in the world. The Sports zone where David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Tiger Woods and the Thai weightlifter, Pawina Thongsuk.

The Music room, with British boyband One Direction, Lady Gaga, Katie Perry, Madonna, Beyoncé and Michael Jackson. Famous actors: King Naresuan, Pee Mak Phrakanong, Spiderman, Captain America, and the latest addition of Bollywood actors from the movie Saaho. Party zone with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and many others.

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Learn how wax figures are made make your own wax hand to take home.

The 4D theatre showing “Ice Age: No Time For Nuts”. Scrat, Sid, Manny are all outside. Madame Tussauds, 4th floor, Siam Discovery 10am–9pm.

Get the Tourist Card and 30% discount at SEA LIFE Bangkok and Madame Tussauds and 150B off ticket prices to KidZania Valid from 1 Jul – 31 Aug. Register for the Tourist Card at the information counters at Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery.

www.siamparagon.co.th/touristor call 02 610 8216   

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