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Fancy pushing yourself to your limits and stepping outside of your comfort zone? Want to get fit, build confidence and learn how to defend yourself? If your answer is ‘yes’ and this sort of challenge sounds like something you’d enjoy, we have you covered with one of the best martial arts on the planet (Muay Thai Boxing).
This is a sport I have done myself back home in Manchester as a teenager when I was probably in the best shape I have ever been in. So during my travels in Bangkok, I really fancied whipping myself up into shape after months of indulging in spicy food and beer. This led me to explore different gyms in the area and some of them I managed to visit and now I can share them with you guys.
Sor Vorapin Muay Thai
Are you looking for a cheaper option to test out if the sport is really for you? This gym is perfect as they offer a 2-day training session with an overnight night stay in their hostel with your own private room for as little as £30.
A typical day at Sor Vorapin Muay Thai Gym involves waking up at 7 am and starting a 2-hour training session in the morning at 7.30am followed by breakfast at 9.30am with the whole team. After you have had a wind-down and relaxed with the team, that’s right you guessed it there is more training! The afternoon training session starts at 3 pm for another 2 hours of martial arts mayhem and again training session is followed by a meal with the whole team.
Not to worry if you find that Thai Boxing is not for you. One thing for sure is that you will love the food that is cooked by chefs who have 40 years experience. Although, we are sure you will have a great time. Everyone at this gym is fun and really helpful. This is a great place for beginners to learn and be put through their paces.
Top Fight Muay Thai
This one is the ultimate package if you are really looking to get into the sport and see a physical and mental improvement. Top Fight Muay Thai provides a 30-day training programme for £874. This may seem steep but you get a lot for your money. The price includes a single room in the gym’s luxury 5-star hotel, free access to Bangkok sky gym and pool.
Stepping Into The Ring With Singha!
From my experience, at Top Fight Muay Thai I can fully recommend this gym if you want to take things more seriously. After the 30-day training course, I could see a noticeable difference in my general fitness. Another improvement I saw was my confidence as a fighter as I felt like I could step into the ring anytime after the 30 days.
Although, as I was on my travels I decided to step into a local bar for a few rounds with Singha Beer. Unfortunately, Singha Beer won.
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If you’re planning a honeymoon then Bangkok is one of the best places you could go for one! Below we’re going to tell you all about the experiences you could have on your honeymoon in this brilliant city. You will surely be thrilled with choosing Bangkok as your honeymoon location as there is a lot to be enjoyed in this city as well as a lot of time for you both.
When is the best time to visit Bangkok?
First off you’ve got to think about the weather because Bangkok can be in the transition of monsoons nearly all year round. However, the best time to visit this amazing city is during the months from December through to February as the monsoon season has pretty much dissipated and it’s also not too hot which is always great. Within these months as well you’ll find that everywhere is open which makes it a perfect time within the year for a romantic cruise or even visiting the many wonderful temples that are dotted around Bangkok. If you are thinking about visiting Bangkok within a different season then let us put some statistics below that might deter you.
Summer – March to June – The temperature during this period can be staggeringly hot ranging from 25C to 34C making it one of the hottest places that we Europeans would surely be unable to abide.
Monsoon Period – July to October – During this period within Bangkok you can expect it to never stop raining. Although the rain may cool down the heat by a little bit it will still be quite hot with temperatures ranging from 25C to 33C and the rain also makes Bangkok an extremely humid place as well during these months.
Winter – December to February – During this season Bangkok is at its mildest temperatures of about a minimum of 23C which makes it the perfect time to explore Bangkok as most of the places are teeming with tourists and locals wanting to sell you just about anything that they can!
What can you get up to during your Honeymoon?
There is an abundance of great places that you can visit within Bangkok which are considered marvels. Places like the many great Temples which would definitely be a good start, then you also have the romantic river cruises that you can share with your partner. Some of the river cruises can last a few days so you can sit back relax and enjoy the splendiferous views of Bangkok’s landmarks and more. You’ll also find that there are restaurants across Bangkok teeming with brilliant foods that you must try as a meal in Bangkok is unlike anything else that you could possibly ever experience within the boundaries of Europe.