Author : Kristina Laskova (January 12, 2017)
Check out your outdoor resource for active lifestyle in and around Bangkok. From Flowriding, hiking, ATV rides, rock-climbing, biking and trekking.
This sport, also known as ‘flowboarding’ involves riding artificial waves in a sport that is a cross between skateboarding, bodyboarding, skimboarding, wake boarding and snowboarding. Flowriding has been gaining in popularity since the 1980s with many people now engaging in this activity as a form of fun exercise, as it works every muscle of the body.
Reopens this weekend
Location: Sukhumvit soi 26
Tel: +66 2 108 5210
You can ride ‘All-Terrain Vehicles’ in Pattaya to see the sights, or along large stretches of beach to relax and enjoy the sea breeze, or alternatively race ATVs as a sport.
Location: 26/2 Moo 6, Pong, Banglamung, Chon Buri 20150
Tel: +66 87 740 7979
You can learn on one of the many lakes in Thailand that offer wakeboarding lessons, such as at Lake Taco which is just outside of Bangkok, or at the Wake a Lot in Chonburi or Wakeboarding Thailand in Rayong. When you feel ready to take to the open seas, there are many beaches and islands where wakeboarding is popular.
Wake a Lot
Location: 49/2-26 Moo 6, T.Nong Tamruang, Ampher Phan Thong, Chonburi 20160
Tel: +66 86 045 0341
Location: Shamballa resort, Rayong
Tel: +66 86 994 6883
Ko Kret is Bangkok’s greenest areas and perfect for a hike. Located just few minutes away from Bangkok, the island is a gem nestled in the city. The island is inhabited by Mon people the first immigrants in the island.
The island has temples and many other beautiful sights, restaurants to visit. The best way to get to island is by taking the ferry from Saphan Taksin.
Thailand’s climbing scene is ever growing with so many beautiful areas to do technical climbs. But, you don’t even have to leave the city limits to get a climb in. At Urban Playground, there is over 7,000 square feet of indoor climbing goodness.
Location: Sukhumvit soi 49
Tel: +66 2 119 7200
Benjakiti is on Ratchadapisek Rd., With over 170 acres of land, the park is divided into two parts. One is specifically for activities such as biking and yoga while another offers a botanical exhibition, showcasing tropical plants. Benjakiti also offers a plaza which occasionally hosts cultural events and concerts.