Kidzania Bangkok at Siam Paragon
Kidzania is the very latest and, without a doubt, most innovative addition to the edutainment scene in Bangkok. This is unlike anything we have seen before and the level of fun has been raised to a brand new level. Kidzania, originally a Mexican company, has been opening family entertainment centers since 1999 in Santa Fe, then in 11 additional locations around the world; Bangkok being the latest one.
At first this appears to be another cute mini-town with pretty European style houses below painted skies - which it is. But beyond the extremely well executed craftsmanship, a much deeper level of education is brought to the kids.
We then head out on a peaceful ride though the orchards and fields of the countryside abndant with vegetables and sesonal fruits, sampling at roadside stalls along the way, as we encounter plenty of friendly local people.
Each and every one of the shops and buildings in Kidzania town is a learning experience for children from four to 15 years old. Not just some boring show-how: here kids get to be part of the shops. It s extremely well executed and kids love it! The range of experiences is also unique as there are up to 80 different jobs to choose from, everything from being a real dentist to flying a Boeing 737 Fight a hotel fire with real water and ride a tiny fire truck to reach the scene. Rescue people with a small ambulance and bring them to a mini hospital where you get to use almost real equipment. Everything is very realistic, just smaller. Then move to the newspaper office and report to a real newsroom or a TV studio... if only real life jobs would look as fun
Good to Know : Kidzania Bangkok at Siam Paragon