Zanook Wake Park is the best downtown Bangkok wakeboarding lake. We were impressed with the equipment, facilities and staff, each of which contribute to a fun day out. There's also the addition of a floating, inflatable playground in the centre of the lake. Whether this is your first time trying to wakeboard or you are an experienced rider, Zanook Bangkok is the best place to strap on a board and carve up the water close to central Bangkok (it’s close to Bang Wa Station on the Silom line).
This cable-pulley wake park is fitted with reassuringly modern and high-quality equipment, and the standard of safety and teaching is very good. For families looking for a day of wakeboarding, this is certainly the best wake park in Bangkok. The cable pully runs clockwise around the lake with five separate towers. For beginners, the staff are very hands-on in helping you to get up onto your feet – the trickiest part! If you can already wakeboard, there’s a variety of jumps, kickers and grinders to play with, and with over 30 exits points around the lake, you’re never too far from the side when you fall. The staff will come to pick you up if you exit on the opposite side of the lake.
Plus, there’s the added benefit of the Zanook Aqua Park: an inflatable assault course reminiscent of the famous Japanese TV show, Takeshi’s Castle. The course requires you to climb, scramble and bounce your way around. It's especially loved by kids.
How much does it cost? How to get there?
Zanook Wake Park opens at 09:00 but the early mornings are reserved for kid’s classes. Regular riders can aim to arrive any time after 12:00 midday, however it gets busiest from late afternoon and into the night. It’s open until 21:30. High-powered floodlights surround the lake. If you plan to make a day of it, the on-site Thai restaurant is surprisingly good, with a choice of set meals like basil and pork on rice, or more sophisticated Thai curries. Other facilities include sun loungers for chilling out, a trampoline for kids, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), a Muay Thai gym, a coffee shop and a pro shop that is stocked with plenty of wakeboard gear for kids and adults with competitive prices.
Zanook has several different payment options, depending on the weekday or weekend, single or multi-day passes, and even the time of day, but you can expect to pay 600 baht for 4 hours of wakeboarding. If you’re an absolute beginner, they have a two-hour package with 30 minutes of coaching from 750 baht. Zanook Aqua Park is costed separately and starts from 300 baht per adult and 200 baht per child. Check their Facebook page for special deals and offers.
If you’re coming via the BTS Skytrain, get off at Bang Wa Station and grab a taxi to Zanook wake park. The taxi should cost around 80 baht. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Bangkok and it should cost less than 200 baht.
Zanook Wake Park
- Address: 77 Bangbon 3 Rd, Bangbon, Bang Wa, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 1049 053
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/zanookwakepark/