SPORTS IN THAILAND — DIVING, SNORKLING, SURFING, MARTIAL ARTS

SPORTS IN THAILAND - DIVING, SNORKLING, SURFING, MARTIAL ARTS

It is no secret that the economy of Thailand tourist is focused. In the country develops and what is demanded by tourists prospers. It is right also concerning sport and sports activity. The state support of sport in Thailand weak, and business owners prefer to build the aquaparks in Thailand calculated on tourists, but not the stadiums calculated on own citizens.

Content:

Spectacular sporting events

Takraw

Competitions of kites

Asian Martial Arts

Sports kinds of tourist entertainments

Diving and snorkeling

Underwater hunting

Rafting

Surfing and surfboarding

Kitesurfing

Bungee jumping

Thailand is exotic in everything, even in sport. Here well-known sports disciplines – such as soccer and big tennis. Nevertheless, sporting events of authentic character are of the greatest spectacular interest: a competition of kites, takraw, Muay Thai.

If to speak about sport not as about a show and as about activity, then for the bulk of tourists interest is focused on those opportunities which are given by nearly 3 thousand km of the coastline. The diving, snorkeling, kiting, surfing, a water ski, rafting and spearfishing – all this is sport in Thailand.

Spectacular sporting events

Takraw

Takraw is a unique Asian team game. Its meaning is in the passes of a small ball, 12 centimeters in diameter, to each other without the help of hands.

Very spectacular and unusual. Athletes need tremendous flexibility and the ability to own their body.

SPORTS IN THAILAND - DIVING, SNORKLING, SURFING, MARTIAL ARTSCompetitions of kites

The traditional Thai competition held in spring months when the wind is most favorable for the launching of kites. The essence of a competition is in forcing to sit down a snake of the rival on the territory. Not so spectacularly, as takraw, but too it is very unusual and it is fascinating.

Asian Martial Arts

Traditional sports in which Thais became professionals are the Thai martial art » Muay Thai » and the Korean martial art of «taekwondo». For the people who are interested in this subject it isn’t less important to visit the real fights in Thailand, than cultural and historical and ethnographic sights.

Muay Thai is even not so much martial art, how many a part of the Thai identity and national culture interfaced to legends and history. Annually on March 17, the most important competitions are held on Muay Thai, demonstration performances on the streets are organized in the framework of the national holiday dedicated to this fighting practice. For Thai people, Muay Thai is, first of all, a way to earn very good money by Thai standards.

SPORTS IN THAILAND - DIVING, SNORKLING, SURFING, MARTIAL ARTSSports kinds of tourist entertainments

Diving and snorkeling

The clean transparent sea of Thailand, rich life of inhabitants of tropical waters do swimming with an aqualung or with a tube a favourite type of activity in the kingdom. Are engaged in diving and snorkeling everywhere. But the most beautiful underwater life can be observed near islands in the Andaman Sea: Similan islands, Phuket – and also on all coast of the province of Krabi.

Underwater hunting

Spearfishing in the Andaman Sea – popular entertainment at the tourists having desire to catch exclusively large fish. This pleasure – not from cheap: depending on comfortableness of the vessel, remoteness of the place of hunting from the coast and the general duration of an action cost can reach several thousand dollars. Numerous offices will organize spearfishing, but only during a dry season when the sea silent.

Rafting

In areas with a mountain landscape are mainly northern provinces of Thailand — Chiang Mai, Rai, Kanchanaburi and some other – practice river rafting.

In the lack of beach rest and opportunities connected with the sea, rafting – almost only extreme sports entertainment on water. Routes have various extent and level of complexity.

SPORTS IN THAILAND - DIVING, SNORKLING, SURFING, MARTIAL ARTSSurfing and surfboarding

For such sports as the surfing, windsurfing and kiting is required wind. Not in all Thai gulfs and not always he blows the necessary force. Nevertheless, these activities are very popular in Thailand. So, beaches are suitable for surfing Kalim, Karon and Kata on Phuket. From June to September excellent waves rise here, and it is a little of those who prefer traditional beach rest. Surfing in Thailand – at all not that level of complexity that, for example, can be practiced at coast of Australia or the islands of Oceania. Nevertheless, and even advanced surfers beaches of Phuket provide the good conditions adequate to opportunities for beginners.

Water skiing, as well as what is called surfing and wakeboarding, are a favorite activity in Thailand. On each beach, which is attended by tourists, there are several offices that rent a boat with a driver and the necessary equipment.

Kitesurfing

Kiting, or kiteboarding, which is at the junction of parachuting and surfing, is a popular tourist pastime in Thailand. Hua Hin and the island of Samui are considered the best places for kiting.

Bungee jumping

Classic kind of sports activity, thriving in all the resorts almost all over the world — bungee jumping. Thailand in this sense is not an exception.

Specially installed platforms for jumping are in any tourist place — in Phuket, in Pattaya and even in Chiang Mai.

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