The lively district of Sukhumvit is chock-full of premier dining, shopping and entertainment options guaranteed to provide hours of engagement for the whole family. From iconic temples to blazing hot entertainment centres, world-class restaurants and a bustling night-life scene, the word “boredom” loses its meaning in the Sukhumvit strip. If you’re looking for a choice attraction to engage the whole family, visit the Bangkok Planetarium for quality cosmic entertainment designed to entrance and enthrall.
Discover the deepest secrets of the universe when you experience the stunning viewing show at the planetarium, via the Queen star projector. Employing state-of-the-art technology, this educational edifice instantly replicates a map of the cosmos to reflect layouts of the past, present and future. Audiences will experience awe at fantastic close-ups and zoom-outs of the major planetary bodies in our solar system, as well as the various constellations that grace the night sky. You’ll get to explore the deepest reaches of space and witness shimmering star clusters that make up entire galaxies that possibly contain extraterrestrial life. You’ll get to see the screen light up with comets (make a wish!) and meteors as well as the onset of dawn and twilight. The earth’s elliptic and equator will come alive before your very eyes as well as the solar path and you’ll also witness our beautiful and fragile earth slowly rotating on her elegant axis. In addition to the viewing show, you’ll be able to plumb the darkest recesses of the cosmos via the permanent exhibition designed to delight all ages. The planetarium is a welcome part of the Science Center for Education, established to raise public Thai awareness about this fascinating field.
The oldest planetarium in the country, it was established by the Ministry of Education to facilitate further research into the fields of astronomy and geography, as well as serving as a wellspring of scientific knowledge designed to stimulate the interest of Thailand’s youth. The fascinating exhibits and the cutting-edge design of the viewing show urge kids to cast their gazes skyward and delve more deeply into the oft-forgotten realm above their heads. Hoping to create an environment that educates via entertainment, the Ministry of Education delivered a fine and engaging institution dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of Astronomy.
Explore the planetarium as well as the other attractions dotting the Sukhumvit area to truly make the most of your next visit to the city. Perhaps consider basing your stay at one of the finest Bangkok serviced apartments the city has to offer, such as the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok. With its central location, contemporary interiors and five-star amenities, this stellar option of Sukhumvit accommodation promises to deliver you to another world punctuated by gracious hospitality and elegance.
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