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Bangkok: the best swimming pool plans

Too hot, want to relax and cool in Bangkok, the solution: the swimming pool. But where to swim in Bangkok? Our list of the best swimming pool plans: prices, timetables, useful information, tips.


Public swimming pools

In Bangkok, the number of municipal or public swimming pools is limited. Many are old, but they are not expensive and above all, they have large hours.

Lumpini Park swimming pool

Lumpini Park has a whole center for sports activities: tennis, badminton, gym and a swimming pool. It is a 25 meter pool.

Practical Info:
One year subscription40 baht
Admission Price15 baht per period
Padlock rental5 baht
Passport CopyYes
Medical certificateYes
Opening hoursMonday to Friday: 07:00 to 19:00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 07:00 to 17:00
Lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Park Lumpini
  • Transportation: BTS Sala Daeng / MRT Lumpini Station or Silom Station

Benjasiri Park swimming pool (Queen’s Park)

The park is located next to the Mall Emporium. There is a pool 25 meters long with 6 lanes. It is a small outdoor pool.

Practical Info:
One year subscription40 baht
Admission Price15 baht per period
Padlock rental5 baht
Passport CopyNo
Medical certificateYes + Photos
Opening hoursOpen daily
Session times:
10:30am - 12:30pm / 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm / 3:30pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 6:30pm / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Swimming Pool Military Battalion

Not far from the Sathorn district, Swimming Pool Military Battalion is a military base and it is possible to swim there. There is a large outdoor pool and a small pool ideal for children. The pool is a bit old, but that’s ok. Apart from school holidays, there are not many people.

Practical Info:
One year subscriptionNo
Admission Price45 baht
Padlock rentalNo
Passport CopyNo
Medical certificateNo
Opening hoursOpen every day
Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 22:00. The other days of the week: 3:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Bangkok Youth Center (Thai - Japan)

Not too far from Victory Monument, the Thai-Japan center offers great facilities with: a stadium, rooms for team sports, a gym, a space for Muay Thai and above all an indoor Olympic swimming pool (50 m).

Practical Info:
One year subscription45 baht
Admission Price15 baht
Padlock rentalNo
Passport CopyYes
Medical certificateYes
Opening hoursOpen every day
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The lanes for swimming are not mixed: on one side the men, on the other the women. An evaluation test is carried out to know the level.

The medical certificate

To have a medical certificate, you need to go either to the hospital, or to go to a private medical practice, or to public dispensaries. It is this third solution that it is preferable to choose. Why ? Speed and price. Dispensaries are present in all districts of the capital. To find them, just look for a sign with a green cross.

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Swimming pool and culture: Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut offers exhibitions in a welcoming and very charming setting, as well as a pleasant swimming pool. 25m long and accommodating 4 lines, this outdoor swimming pool is a good compromise between municipal swimming pools and swimming pools in a hotel.

Swimming pools and university

The big universities in Bangkok give easy access to their swimming pools. The best plan is undoubtedly Ramkhamhaeng and Chulalongkorn University.

Ramkhamhaeng University

UniversitySwimming poolEntranceSchedules
Ramkhamhaeng University: Rajamangala National Stadium Swimming Pool3 pools:
2 pools of 50m with 8 lines
1 pool of 20m - reserved for diving.
Before 6:00 p.m.: 50 baht

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: 60 baht
Monday to Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

National Stadium - Chulalongkorn University Olympic Swimming Pool

You can’t get more central than the National Stadium pool. 200 meters from the BTS, many people come to enjoy the pool at the end of the afternoon. There is a large Olympic pool with a diving platform.

Practical information:
One year subscriptionNo
Admission Price100 baht
** Padlock rental **Not come with
Passport CopyNo
Medical certificateNo
Opening hoursMonday to Friday 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pool and health

For people allergic to chlorine, finding a swimming pool is often an obstacle course. Some centers offer alternatives to chlorinated water, however the entry price is high.

Sivalai Clubhouse Ozone Pool

Exception in the register of non-chlorinated pools, this pool offers water that can respond to the most sensitive people. If the equipment is a bit old and the setting not the most pleasant, it remains a pleasant place where you can spend a good moment of relaxation.

  • Admission: 100 baht.
  • Open: every day from 07:00 to 20:00.
  • Sivalai Clubhouse Ozone Pool, 168 Soi Isaraphab 33, Israphab Road, Thapra, Bangkok Yai. Bangkok (Krung Thep), Bangkok 10600
  • How to get there: MRT station Itsaraphap + taxi or moto-taxi.

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Swimming Pools in bars and hotels

There are many hotels and bars that offer the possibility of using their swimming pool while having a drink.

Be careful:
The rules for accessing the swimming pool change often. Prices vary by establishment. It is usually enough to have a drink. However, some establishments charge a more or less expensive entrance fee. Be well informed beforehand.

Idea of establishment with swimming pool:

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Sports centers and Spa

Pathumwan Princess Hotel & The Olympic Club

25 m swimming pool with non-chlorinated but salty water. Many options including outdoor jacuzzis and sauna. Perfect for those who want to do sports and spa in the same place.

  • Address: Pathumwan Princess Hotel & The Olympic Club: 444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan. Bangkok (Krung Thep).
  • Open: Monday to Friday from 06:00 - 23:00. Weekend from 07h00-22h00
  • How to get there: BTS Station National Stadium

The Racquet Club

Swimming pool, fitness, tennis, badminton, etc. a sports center not far from BTS Sukhumvit. Annual or daily subscription.

  • The Racquet Club, 8 Amara 3, Sukhumvit 49-9, Soi Klang.
  • Open every day from 06:00 - 21:30
  • Official website
  • How to get there: BTS Station Phrom Phong
  • 3 swimming pools + 2 children’s pools + seven-seater Jacuzzi
  • Swimming lessons for children and adults