The only Yoga Studio that offers Open Classes.
It is available for beginner and some that are more advanced.
Classes start at 10am and 5pm every day. (except on weekend there is no afternoon class)
Also, you will receive a card to keep track of your classes and every 7th attendance is free.
You'll be streaching your way around Chiang Mai in no time!
Equipment: All equipment is provided.
Bring your own balance.
I've been back to Chiang Mai, Thailand many times in the last year and I always feel like I'm home after I've visited the Wild Rose Yoga Studio. The quality of the classes are as good as back home and the group of people who attend are always a fantastic mix of amazing locals, Thai Massage Students, serious yogis and many actual yoga teachers. Most of the friends I've made in Chiang Mai have come from taking classes at this studio. I Love this place!
Equipment: No equipment is necessary. The Wild Rose has mats, straps, blocks, balls etc.
Have been to Chiang Mai and back, I must say there were a lot of sporty stuff I wished I tried but didn't have the chance to. So here's a compilation of a couple of websites and their that might prove to be useful to other travellers. Have fun!
Asia active travel - Treking/Cycling Tours etc
All Terrain Vehicle Tour
White-water rafting was such great fun! Pity we didn't get any photos cause we were rushing to go rafting! Totally no real effort needed just go with the flow! Relax and the river will sail you along! We were having mini water fights with the people from the other rafts and got splashed at pretty badly! :P
It was quite exhilarating going down the slopes at top speed with the cool wind blowing in your face. Not to mention the beautiful scenery of the mountains and villages you'll get to take in along the way! You also learn some mountain biking techniques which will allow better control and that way, you'll get to enjoy more and be less caught up in trying to manoeveur the bike!
This was my maiden jump and there was totally no fear in me at all...just bundles of excitement! The crew were very friendly and efficient and the whole process was completed in just about an hour. (including the time taken waiting for other jumpers). Excellent thing to do if you need a quick and cheap thrill in a mundane life!
Equipment: You can actually go to any tour agency located throughout the night bazaar/central area and ask them to make the arrangements for pick-up from your accomodation. Costs the same to book everywhere.
After a couple of days of trekking, you probably are interested in some relaxing. Since we're in the upper north of Thailand, there's no sea nearby.. BUT there are some nice swimmingpools in Chiang Mai. I can recommend you the Sarah Health Club. Open from 10.00 untill 20.00 hours. It's across the British consulate. Outside the center.
Whitewater rafting on the Maetang river in Chiang Mai is something for everyone to try. The river has a rapid grade of 2 - 4 on a scale of 1 - 6. Sounds scary, but it's actually not that bad. You just have to mind the cold water, the hot sun and the unpredictable flow of the river.
Equipment: Helmets and life jackets should be provided by the tour agency organising this trip, please check that they do! Instructions will be given on land before getting on the river. It's good for one to remember the commands that the captain will give when on the river, as this activity requires team effort to ensure everyone's safety.
Do check with the tour operators as to how long the entire journey would take. It takes 3 hours just to get to the Maetang river from town and the journey downriver takes another 2.5 to 3 hours. Don't be put off by tour operators that charge a little higher than others, as these operators will often provide a safety crew to monitor your journey from the banks of the river(and take photos for a fee). Lunch is also provided.
Wear long-sleeved t-shirt to protect yourself from the sun and sports sandals.
One cannot say he knows Chiang Ma? if one did not go for a trek in the moutains...
Many trekking agencies in town can organize that for you...
Go for a 2 or 3 days adventure...
ABout 4 hours walk everyday.
Sleep in hilltribes villages or camp in the jungle... En joy Elephant trek and rafting (on rubber or bamboo according to season...)...
This is a great great time that will make you encounter people, animals and discover yourself !!!
Microlighting in Chiang Mai with Chiang Mai Sky Adventures was a different and unique way of experiencing Thailand and will be an experience to remember. The flight takes you over rice patties, a mountain-top temple and a picturesque dam containing gigantic fish!
Equipment: Bring a jumper or a jacket as it gets quite cold up there...........you are also allowed to bring your own camera but just make sure you have a piece of rope or something to secure it to you just incase you drop it ;).
This was the last place I expected to find a bungy jump centre but there it was! Where else can you bungy jump in the jungle.....so give it a try. If your not game enough its free to watch others take the plunge or just browse through the very interesting bungy pics of previous jumpers from all nations.....dressed and undressed ;).....curious?!? go down and have a look......they can also pic you up from where you are staying and take you back after your jump. It was 1400baht for a jump which includes a t-shirt and a roll of film with your bungy pics............well worth it ;) BUNGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone should try to play Ta Khlong!! Don't worry if you aren't good at it, I'm not. It's a mixture between volleyball, football, and I guess badminton. The rules are simple, you can't use your arms or hands and you have to get the straw ball over the net. It is very unique and a lot of fun. Get involved, you should get a lot of laughs!!
The game is also fun to watch. Some of the good players do all sorts of wacky moves to get that ball over the net. Even seen a spike over the net with a foot? Interesting.
Equipment: foot, straw ball, court, net.
Go on and try out your skills with some of the local children. If you are in a smaller town and see a bunch of kids playing, just ask them and they'll be more than happy to invite you to play. The 9-12 year old group was at my playing level lol. It's a lot of fun and you'll remember it forever. And if you really want to be popular buy all the kids ice cream after the game (2 Baht for a popsicle - what a great deal).
Equipment: All you need is your foot.
Snooker is very popular in Thailand, and yes, that is exactly what it is the name of this snooker joint, why is this name? I have no idea ;-)