Thailand: Seemingly Unusual Place to Climb
Do you want to rest from your everyday worries and visit some place with a absolutely different climate? Do you want to have some sporting activity during your vacation (including climbing)? One of the best option is Thailand, a country in southeastern Asia.
The climate in Thailand is tropical, temperatures there are high and humidity, due to monsoons. The months with the highest temperatures are April and May. On average, the highest temperatures in this period reach 35 – 36 degrees Celsius. The southeastern moonsoon that affect east Thailand and west coast. The monsoon brings rain season approximately until the end of October. For climbers it is a very pleasant season, for example, in the area of Krabi, the Sun isn’t shining so intensively. Still there is more than 30 degrees. You must most certainly think about the place carefully, and find out weather conditions for the time you will stay there. For instance, on the west coast weather can be unfriendly for several days due to monsoon. Your plans might be interrupted for this. The east coast is protected from bad weather by landmass, thus, weather here is pleasant during the major part of the year.
There are several options to climb in Thailand – in north, south and even in central Thailand. In the north, charted climb rocks are located around the town of Chiang Mai. Rocks in central Thailand are located near the Korat Province: Muak Lek district, Petchaburi Province: Khao Yoi district, around the town of Hua Hin and Pranburi etc. On is sometimes surprised how so huge rock can rise from so flat soil. Thus, Thailand offers many options to also establish new climbing trails.
To climb people most often travel south, there karst limestone formations attract climbers. The formations are covered with thick layer of vegetation and this all is placed above romantic sandy beaches with palms; or they create geologically similar islands in the Andaman Sea. Well-known is, indeed, the Province of Krabi on west coast (774 kilometers from Bangkok, the capital). Mostly its peninsula poloostrov Laem Phra Nang, islands Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Lao Liang. Of the east coast there are three islands: Ko Samui, Ko Pang Nang and Ko Tao. However, these islands don’t give so good options to rope-climb andboulder.
The Laem Phra Nang peninsula is well-known for its 4 sand beaches - Railey beach west, Railey beach east, Ao Phra Nang and Ton Sai. Above the two latter there loom high karst limestone cliffs that only wait for somebody to climb them. There are many climbing equipment shops on beaches with friendly instructors. More information about the peninsula itself you may read in following series of articles.
Phi Phi is also a great place for rock climbing. At several spots in the village you may rent equipment and buy a training. Average price for a two-hour session is 500 Bath (about 16 dollars), and 1 300 Bath (about 42 dollars) for a one-day course with trainer and equipment. The major clib area is located at a small beach west from Ao Ton Sai. It includes the Ton Sai Tower and the Drinking Wall, 15 meters, 30 meters respectively high walls. The newest attraction is cliff-jumping. Several agencies offer this jump from a 18 meter high cliff Phi Phi Don.
Agencies also offer „climb trips“ on islands – Island climbing, or even Deep Water Soloing; in this discipline climber climbs without a rope, solo. If he makes a mistake, or is just tired, he falls into deep water.
A French scale is used there.
Text/photo: Marina Brožková
The Phu Hin Rong National Park is home to countless beautiful places. Among other things, the unique stone formations Lan Hin Taek and Lan Hin Pum. Many Thais come here for the unforgettable sunsets and exits of Phu Tubberk.
When I was arriving at the center of Krabi province I didn’t expect much. Guidebooks don’t mention it at all and it is rather an obligatory stop for many travelers while transporting to local islands or to nearby Ao Nang resort.
The capital of Thailand belongs to largest cities in southeast Asia as there live 8 million people. Cheap flight transportation makes it a natural place from where to start travels to the region including countries like Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, or Malaysia. In my opinion, too bad than many travelers spend there a day or two and move on.
The night is setting upon the land, streets are going alive – with food. When I arrived at there, I was not hungry. But now I would eat just everything. Hundreds of variations of noodles and rice, various sea creatures, great grilled meat, lots of fruits and veggies. The Chinese Town in Bangkok chewed me and swallowed me.
Countless shrines, dozens narrow streets with beautiful old houses, luxurious hotels, museums, omnipresent food aromas, and the best coffee in Thailand. You will fall in love with Chiang Mai instantly. There are kind people, international atmosphere, and it is really clean in there.
As in any sport, you can exercise muscles you need to strengthen in order to last longer on a tall wall. To improve your climbing abilities you need to exercise palm muscles and forehand muscles in order to improve your grip. Also, you need to strengthen stomach muscles to improve your postural stability. These principles will be elaborated on in another article. Lets see how you can strengthen your palm and forehand muscles.
To become better climber you need to train as much as at any other sport. You training must be regular and constantly improve you. Still, you have to feel challenged enough overcome yourself.
In last articles, we were getting fit for easier climbing. Lets see what is slacklining in today’s article.
When you say Chiang Mai people mostly think of Chinese lanterns, hundreds of them flying towards the full moon. I spend the better part of winter in this north Thai town. When I planned my journey there I didn’t hope for making it to see the festival. Eventually I made it. And it was the best experience of my life.
I had never been particularly interested in Thailand. Yet me and my friend decided to give it a chance so we travelled to the land of smiles. When we got out of the airport to Skyline ground subway, Thais gave us adviced where to get a ticket, for how and they always smiled at us.
Krabi province in south Thailand has been more and more popular. Ao Nang resort and Ko Phi Phi are its greatest attractions. They offer splendid sceneries around limestone cliffs, many great bars, restaurants, and nearby are beaches like Railay, Ko Poda, and Ko Hong which are among the most beautiful in all Thailand.
Ko Lanta island is an ideal place for peaceful rest, or to enjoy cool tropical atmosphere of southern Thailand. Half-empty beaches, bungalows, and small pensions scattered across coconut groves will enchant you. The same applies to sleepy bars, restaurants, and there are also great possibilities where to dive, or you can visit a vast national park in the mountainous middle of the island. It will take you mere three hours to get there from the Krabi airport.
Endless beaches with white coral sand, countless of Buddhist temples, breathtaking mountain vistas, many kinds of exotic life, and vivid life in the capital.
Emerald islands scattered in the Andaman Sea, mysterious caves with 3000 years old paintings on the island of Ban Tho BHO or slender and tall karsts formations, towering waves of the azure sea. The province of Krabi in southern Thailand's most popular harbours several places across the country and ranks as the sites where you will visit every year a huge amount of visitors.
As it has been already mentioned, the Leam Phra Nang peninsula is known for its four beaches - Railey West Beach, Railey East Beach, Ao Phra Nang and Ton Sai.
We have already mentioned the Phra Nang beach. It is the most beautiful beach (like popular Railey beaches) on cape Laem Phra Nang. The best thing about this beach is that there are no bungalows (only 2 exits from 5 star bungalows).
Ko Tao, a beautiful island in the Gulf of Thailand that is known as a diver’ paradise. When you arrive to the island, first things you will see are granite stones scattered around great part of the island, they basically create the island.
Moravian Karst is one of the most important climbing zones in the Czech Republic. There the history of classic as well as modern climbing was made.
History of various climbing and mountaineering techniques is really long. It was first thing people did while in mountains. First trip to the mountains was not because of sports or hobby. People began walking to the mountains because of getting food.
One night in Bangkok and world’s your oyster. The bars are temples but pearls ain’t free... – a 1980s popular song of Murray Head.
In previous work we have gained sine basic idea of Bangkok and also of what makes it interesting for tourism. In today's episode we look at some of Bangkok's top attractions.
Lovely Thailand each year of its beauty lures millions of tourists. They are looking there primarily the gently arms of the Andaman and South China Sea, many of them have just as easily fail Thai inland, high mountains with tropical forest, smiling Thai girls or mystical Buddhist temples.
Lago di Garda is a very popular place for active vacations. The area surrounding the largest Italian lake is famous for its landscape, bike trails, climbing opportunities, via ferrata and the lake itself is a windsurfing paradise.
Nago is only one of many rocky formations in this area which offers great climbing. This formation offers more than 135 roads of various difficulties (from 4a to 7c+).
The Kingdom of Thailand or simply Thailand is to be found in southeast Asia. It neighbors with Ca...
In the north of Thailand there are plenty of lesser known places, and today we go to sandstone an...
Chiang Mai is about 700 kilometers north from Bangkok. The former is a natural center of north Th...
Grilled meat aroma is everywhere as well as the aroma of seafood, noodles, and all varieties of r...
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand is one of the largest cities in southeast Asia. It functions a...
Hotel_Pod_Vezi+KrabiTravel guides almost don’t talk about the Krabi Province . Many travelers onl...
The summer resort of Ao Nang and also Ko Phi Phi are the most popular areas of Krabi province. T...
Ko Lanta island is an ideal place for a peaceful vacation in south Thailand. Sure you would be t...
The Kingdom of Thailand or simply Thailand is set on Farther India peninsula and pa...