Are you looking for a weekend getaway from Bangkok? Now you don’t need to look further because there are a lot of attractions in Muang Thong Thani! Located on the border of Don Muang district in greater Bangkok, Muang Thong is home to IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre. While the meeting and events venue is the most famous part of Muang Thong, there are lots of other attractions in the area. Let’s take you on a tour.
Spanning over 3,000 rais in Northern Bangkok, IMPACT consists of many areas all belonging to the managing company Bangkok Land. The Asian Games in 1998 is the main reason for IMPACT’s creation. For the past 18 years, Bangkok Land transformed the area into a mini city with many exciting highlights of activities. This includes a beautiful man-made lake with pedal boats, a go karting venue, a football stadium, a university campus and countless restaurant and bar options. Muang Thong is really the easiest and closest weekend getaway from Bangkok.
IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre welcomes around 15 million people all year round. IMPACT hosts hundreds of events every year, much more than any event venues in Thailand. IMPACT Arena, Thunder Dome and SCG Stadium welcome world class performers such as Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, PSY, Madonna and many more. More will come when the new sky train system arrives in 2 years. It will be even more convenient for visitors to plan their weekend getaway from Bangkok. No more traffic jams to worry about. East of Muang Thong near Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, visitors can enjoy a trip to BEEHIVE Lifestyle Mall. Boasting a large number of eateries, a yoga studio, fitness and health centres and a TOPs supermarket, BEEHIVE is a small jewel in the area.
That’s not all, not by a long shot. Bangkok Land has great vision and plans for Muang Thong. The idea in the next two years is to make the mini city into a leisure destination. This is already the case with IMPACT Speed Park, but there is a much bigger project in the pipeline: a state of the art water park! Get ready for IMPACT and Muang Thong to be the talk of the town in Bangkok. Accommodation is not an issue with the existing 380 rooms Novotel and 587 rooms ibis Hotel opening in March 2017. Best to start preparing that weekend getaway now.
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