6 Thailand’s tourist attractions in with Stand Up Paddle activity

October 15, 2016

Are you looking for new activities for travelling or during your vacation in Thailand?

If your answer is “Yes”, we have a new activity for traveling in Thailand to introduce to you. Let’s say if you love the adventure, don’t miss it.

Many of you may wonder what is Stand Up Paddle Board or SUP?

Stand Up Paddle Board is a water sports origin in Hawaii. Stand up paddling is similar to surfing, but the difference is you could enjoy Stand Up Paddling in flat water like a pond, or surfing at sea. We could say you can easily enjoy Stand Up Paddling everywhere around the water spot. Stand Up Paddle is also a good family activity due to Stand Up Paddling could be combined to other exercising such as yoga, fishing, surfing, SUP Polo or others. If you are an adventure lover or water sports player, we confirm that you would love it. But for those who don’t have experience or basic, just relax. Stand Up Paddling is easy to play and to learn. You could be trained a basic for those SUP trainers. No matter which level you are, you could enjoy Stand Up Paddling for sure.

Now, you might be familiar with Stand up paddling. We will take you though many places you could enjoy your SUP activity during your trip in Thailand.

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1. Samui Island

A heaven for sea view lovers, Samui Island located in Surat Thani province. Samui gives you a beautiful view, not only just a gorgeous beach for Stand Up Paddling but you can enjoy travelling to the waterfall, botanic garden or pagodas. You could worship at the temples for fate at before you finish your trip.

Itinerary:
You could catch a train, a bus or a plane to Surat Thani then grab a bus, ferri or a bot to Samui Island.

Recommended SUP Center (For renting and Tour class around Samui Island)
iSUP Samui, Samui Island
Tel. 092-737-9705, 092-737-9706
website www.isupsamui.com


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2. Koh Tao Island

A beautiful island that looks like a bean from the top eye view. Tao Island is located at Koh Phangan district, Surat Thani province. Tao island consisted of 2 main islands as Tao island and Nangyuan Island. Previously, there were lots of turtles lay their eggs at this island. So people named it Tao island (Tao refers to turtle in Thai). Tao Island has complete and beautiful natures and drew the attention from Thai and foreign tourists. Moreover, Tao island is the second largest diving spot in the world from Australia. If you get there on your SUP board, you would definitely have fun and impressed. You could enjoy riding a motorcycle around the island for sightseeing or trekking to the viewpoint for sunset. This could be your incredible trip in Thailand.

Itinerary:
You could catch a train, a bus or a plane to Surat Thani or Chumphon then get a boat or bus package to Island.

Recommended SUP Center (For renting, tour class around the island and SUP Yoga) :
Koh Tao Paddle Boarding
Tel: 093-348-7661
Website: www.facebook.com/Sup-TaoStand-Up-Paddle-BoardingKoh-TaoThailand-426754780784671/


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3. Pattaya

If you were looking for a sea near Bangkok, Pattaya is your answer. Pattaya is another popular tourist attraction in Thailand that many visitors enjoy their water activities. Both Jomtien and Koh Larn are the beaches that suit to enjoy your SUP or other water activities such as coral diving. Moreover, Pattaya has farm touring, museums and floating market. We could say that Pattaya is another enjoyable trip near Bangkok.

Itinerary:
You could reach your destination by van, train or your private care. Bangna-Trad route or highway number 34 to Chonburi is recommended.
Recommended SUP Center (For renting and training class)
Amara Water Sport
Tel. 081-862-9958
website: www.amaraws.squarespace.com


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4. Pathum Thani, Chao Phraya Riverside

Now, get a little bit closer to Bangkok for those who just don’t want to go that far. Pathum Thani is another right choice for your nature-friendly trips such as temples, floating market, museum, amusement park or other nature water area for that you could enjoy your SUP. Head out on your weekend and have fun.

Itinerary:
You could catch a van, bus, train or car there. We recommend you to use the route: Bangkok-Nonthaburi-Pakkred-Pathum Thani
Recommended SUP Center (For renting and training class)
SUP Station, Pathum Thani, Chao Phraya riverside
Tel. 090-985-1177
website: www.sup-station.com/th/


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5. เกาะลันตา

Lanta Island is a big island located at Krabi province, which has local people live there for over 100 years. Tourists could experience the original way of living of local people, beautiful beach and clear water. The local people as Thai, Muslim and the fishermen live together peacefully and lively. Lanta Island is full of tourist attractions such as national park, trail to fisherman villages, viewpoint or other islands. Don’t forget to grab your SUP board there!

Itinerary:
When you reach Krabi, you could get a bus, van or boat to Lana Island. (Contact for service at the bus station)
Recommended SUP Center (For renting and training class)
Lanta Paddle Sport
Tel. 082-278-8055
website: www.facebook.com/Lanta-Paddlesports-155080827836464/


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6. Phuket

Phuket is another great island of the southern as well as Andaman Pearl, a heaven for tourists and the biggest island in Thailand. Phuket is very popular among Thai and foreign tourists with its reputation in beautiful beaches. We would like to invite you there for your water activities and definitely enjoy your Stand Up Paddling. You could relax paddling for sightseeing instead of surfing. Moreover, Phuket is popular in its reputation in old buildings in Chino-Portuguese Architecture you could enjoy photo shooting. There are museums and amusement shows includes the viewpoint around Phuket. Let’s say if you love travelling, this is a perfect destination for you.

Itinerary:
You could catch a train, bus or drive your car directly to Phuket.
Recommended SUP Center (For renting and training class)
Andaman Board Sport
Tel. 082-278-8055
website: www.andamanboardsports.com

Which one of six recommended places is your favourite? Is there any interesting one for you? In our opinion, we love Koh Tao Island because of its clear water and various activities such as coral diving, SUP Yoga and sightseeing. Wow… such a great trip!

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Not only SUP is fun and perfect for your entire family, but SUP also has huge benefit for you. SUP opens up a whole new world of exploration, fitness and adrenaline. It's a great way to get fit, developing core strength, cardio fitness, flexibility, balance and allows you to choose your own path to better health. Unlike surfing, you don't need waves to paddleboard, you can go paddling on any open water, an ocean, lake, and even a river. If you never try SUP, Let's start!