Theme Parks

Snow Town theme park opens in tropical Thailand

The sprawling indoor attraction features real snow.

The sprawling indoor attraction features real snow.  (Snow Town Bangkok)

Excited residents in Thailand's capital flocked to experience the joys of snow for the first time at the grand opening of the country’s first Snow Town theme park.

Bangkok has seasonal monsoons and temperatures averaging around 80 degrees year round, making this new park a welcome place for citizens and tourists to cool off.

Located on the fifth floor of the Gateway Ekamai Mall, Snow Town features plenty of icy activities residents in colder climates enjoy every winter. 

Want to build a snowman in July? No problem. Try sledding or making snow angels in a snow play pen. There’s even a toboggan ride down a special ice luge.

The park is designed like a quaint ski village. Small houses constructed to mirror those in the town of Bruges, Belgium surround the 3,000-plus-square-foot play area. Each little hut offers Japanese-style cuisine that will warm you up like piping hot ramen noodles.

According to the Weather Channel, temperatures inside the park don't exactly reach sub-zero levels but guests are welcome to rent an array of warm weather gear from snow boots, to ear muffs, woolen gloves and hats.

Reviews on the space appear to be mixed so far but entry to the park with 30 minutes of snow playground time is just 200 Thai baht-- about $5.70.