Set to open this July, a new way to escape the heat without flying to Japan.

Located on the fifth floor of the Gateway Ekamai mall, Snow Town is set to open on Jul 1 and claims to be the largest indoor snow shopping mall in Southeast Asia covering an area of over 3,000 square meters. 
 
As part of the complex, you can expect a long list of restaurants from Hokkaido, such as Steak no Don, Aji No Tokeidai and Hanabatake Bokujo alongside shops and attractions.
 
The artificial snow is said to be 30-40cm deep, allowing such activities as skiing (apparently lessons will be offered), snowboarding and snowball fights. Other promised attraction include an igloo-like Kamakura snow house and Oekaki interactive zone. 
 
There's no word on pricing yet. Visit www.snowtown.co.th for more information.
 
5/F, Gateway Ekamai, 982/22 Sukhumvit Rd., 095-547-6870. Open Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sun 11am-12am. BTS Ekkamai